Near water, near the sea, lakes, ponds, rivers or canals you find some of our charming B&Bs, country houses (gites) and small hotels
If you had to choose one place to stay in when visiting the Basque region, then this would be it, with Eliane at the Bista Eder B&B in Bidart. The B&B combines a traditional Basque house with superb views, a delightful garden and the warmest of welcomes. Eliane was born in the Basque region’s Soule valley and has renovated the house in contemporary style to include three guest bedrooms. Each guest bedroom is named after a local village: “Lekeitio”, with a superb view of the Atlantic, “Ainhoa” and “Guetaria” with views inland of the landscape and the River Rhune. The rooms have been decorated and furnished with great care using top-quality materials and each has a modern ensuite shower room. The breakfasts are scrumptious, delicious celebrations of food prepared by Eliane, and are served on the verandah or the terrace overlooking the sea. Located in a quiet residential area, close to the village, the garden is a delightful place in which to relax and there are lovely local walks to the charming villages of the Basque coast or to the beach at Erretegia. The beautiful tourist attractions of St-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz are only 6km away and, further afield, are San Sebastian and Bilbao, whose Guggenheim museum is well worth a visit. Gastronomes will be overwhelmed by the diverse range of local restaurants, which include some of the most famous establishments in the Basque region (e.g. “Les Frères Ibarboure”, “Le Moulin d’Alotz” and “Briketenia”) as well as the tapas bars in the harbour at Guéthary.