Olhabidea The Basque Country, France

“A restaurant with rooms that provides wonderful hospitality and food in a beautiful home. Five individually styled, traditional, rooms. Chintz fabrics, beamed ceilings and local art give a quaint feel. A delightful menu with much of the produce coming from the garden. A charming rural stay. ”

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“Two friendly brothers, Guillaume and Jean Fagoaga (there is a third, Emmanuel, who runs a nearby equestrian centre), cousins of the owners of Hotel Arraya, have taken over their parents’ farmhouse, adding a restaurant to its three charmingly cluttered and comfortable chambres d’hôte. Chambre Fleur is cosy, ‘à l’anglais’; Chambre Fruit looks onto the mountains; Chambre Pivoine is in the mansard, and looks onto the garden bordered by the river. They are all pretty, homely and countrified, and if you are fooled into thinking, either in the bedrooms or in the delightfully cluttered ground floor rooms that make up the restaurant, that you are in an old Cotswold inn, then you are not far off the mark, for their parents visit that part of the world every year and its quaint style is a definite influence. Even the coffee cups are English bone china. Guillaume is the chef, and his daily menu surprise comprises what he brings back from the market and picks from his own potager. A tranquil garden borders the river. Delightful.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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Facilities

Restaurant
Parking
Bar
Wedding license
Library
Sit-out Terrace
Disabled access
Garden
Pet friendly
Child friendly
Sitting Room

Activities

Hotel Entertainment
Spend a leisurly afternoon in the charming gardens with a book borrowed from the extensive library.
Great walks
Spend a day at the coast and find stunning rugged walks.
Sights nearby
Visit the late-Romanesque church and wander the streets of Sare with it's quaint whitewashed houses.

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5 rooms from $95 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
Mouthwatering, simple, regional cuisine using only the finest local ingrediants, most straight from the garden.
Country Escape
A lovely rural property, cosy and quiet, at the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Activities

Hotel Entertainment
Spend a leisurly afternoon in the charming gardens with a book borrowed from the extensive library.
Sights nearby
Visit the late-Romanesque church and wander the streets of Sare with it's quaint whitewashed houses.
Great walks
Spend a day at the coast and find stunning rugged walks.

Other highlights

Restaurant
Sit-out Terrace
Wedding license
Owner managed
Restaurant with rooms
Disabled access
Child friendly
Village
Pet friendly

Hotel size

5 rooms
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