Great house, excellent amenities, spectacular location about 2km from the village of Orduña in the Basque country. About 40 minutes from Bilbao, 90 minutes from San Sebastian, Victoria-Gasteiz and Burgos. The house itself is spacious, well-appointed and beautiful inside and out. Great as a base for adventure, traveling through the region or just relaxing. Immaculada is terrific. I'd go back in a minute.
Ideal for people who really want to get away from it all but still be able to visit lots of exciting places in the region. The location is perfect - only 30 minutes from Bilbao and with loads of things to do and see within easy striking distance (Santander, La Rioja wine region etc). We hired a car and found it easy to go off in different directions every day. We loved the countryside, the little towns, the food and wine, the people!
The owners are what really made the difference though - they take such good care of you and really find out what kind of holiday you want to have, providing all the insider tips you need. We had some basic Spanish and that really helped getting around.
We love being out in nature (and away from mass tourism) and did not mind the fact that the property did not have TV or internet. We took our laptops to the nearby village and enjoyed some local wine and free internet connection there!