1. Spain
  2. Euskadi-Basque
  3. Deba (Gipuzkoa)
  4. Arruan Haundi Baserria
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Arruan Haundi Baserria

Location and atmosphere

The farm, a former iron foundry, stands in a peaceful mountain valley near the Basque coast. There are cows, horses, chickens and a large herd of sheep that provide milk for home-made organic cheese. Owners Willem and Contxi demonstrate their cheese-making methods and also show guests how to comb and spin wool and weave fabric. Their daughters play Basque music on a soinu (a basque accordion) and pandoreta (tambourine). Guests may help tend the farm animals. An organic grocery store on the premises sells fruit, vegetables, home-made cheese, jam, cider and buttermilk.

Facillities

Between the stables and the farm is the guest cottage, with kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and three bedrooms for up to seven people. Next door is ‘The Hostel’, with two rooms and bunk beds for up to 14 guests. Both houses can only be rented out as a whole. Hostel guests and campers use the farm’s toilets, showers, sitting room (with fireplace) and kitchen. All guests should bring their own towels; hostel guests should also bring their own sleeping bags. The surrounding area offers many walking, cycling and caving opportunities. Plenty of tourist information is available. Guests can choose from several beautiful beaches (approx. 12 km away).

Surroundings and activities

Actividades: * Visita al Parque de las Energías Renovables.(in situ). * Biodiversidad, recuperación de animales autóctonos.(in situ). * Recuperación de recursos naturales. (in situ) * Reconstrucción de Recursos Etnográficos y Culturales.(in situ) * Visitas guiadas al Geoparque de la Costa Vasca (Flysch, Karst, itinerarios que pueden realizarse a pié o barco). (escasos 6 km. sendero desde el caserío hasta el mar).

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundOpening times campsiteyear roundReservationNecessary during high season

Languages spoken

German, Spanish, French, Dutch, EnglishGermanSpanishFrenchDutchEnglish

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons10-12Number of holiday units2Price smallest unit per week€ 84 per person

Food

Food-shop within accommodationSales of own produceBreakfast€ 5Distance to supermarket9 kmDistance to restaurants1.5 km

Facilities

Campfire/barbecue

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails

Guided nature tours

Sailing

Health resort

Children

Highchair

Cot

Special target groups

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)120

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityDebaNearest villageDeba