Arraya The Basque Country, France

“Delightful, family-run hotel in the centre of lovely Sare. It combines the comfort of a modern hotel with the charm of a quintessentially Basque residence - wooden beams, colourful country fabrics, pretty objects d'art and quaint bed spreads. An excellent restaurant too. A charming country abode.”

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“Arraya epitomizes the glory of Basque country hotels, so many of them still family run, passed on from generation to generation. Two Fagoaga brothers are now in charge, and their wives, all very much involved. The 17th century house was once a resting place for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela and it remains a place of great character: immaculately cared for, with much burnished wood and a handsome curved wooden staircase leading to the bedrooms, all of which are divinely decorated with colourful country fabrics, pretty objects d’art and pictures and bedspreads handmade by the family. Some rooms are small, but they are all charming, with views over verdant garden or village square, and there are six large ‘deluxe’ rooms, up to date but still pretty and traditional in character. The restaurant is excellent and a shop on the ground floor sells home made gâteau basque, not to be missed.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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Facilities

Air conditioning
Wifi
Free wifi
Safe
Parking
Shops
Bar
Outdoor dining
No pets
Satellite / Cable TV
Spa
Restaurant
Garden
Child friendly
Babysitting offered.
Room service
Sit-out Terrace

Activities

Other Activities
Just 14kms from the sea, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the beach.
Tennis
Offsite courts.
Riding
Cycling
Sights nearby
Visit the storybook pretty hamlet of Ihalar.
Wildlife Area
The Basque mountain is home to both vultures and "pottoks" (small ponies).

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20 rooms from $161 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
A gorgeous property, set in one of France's prettiest villages, at the foothills of the Pyrénées.

Activities

Other Activities
Just 14kms from the sea, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the beach.
Tennis
Offsite courts.
Riding
Cycling
Sights nearby
Visit the storybook pretty hamlet of Ihalar.
Wildlife Area
The Basque mountain is home to both vultures and "pottoks" (small ponies).

Other highlights

Romantic
Free wifi
Views
Owner managed
Less £
Charming
Traditional
Spa
Restaurant
Boutique
Village
Child friendly
Babysitting offered.
Sit-out Terrace

Hotel size

20 rooms
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