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We had a lovely holiday staying at Casa Respal. Felica and her Sister Nati both made us very welcome and even went out of their way staying up until 11 pm to show us into the property. The house met all our needs and was very comfortable. The fourth bedroom doubles up as a sitting room, which is on the same floor as the rest of the bedrooms, but the sofa bed is comfortable and the room makes a good bedroom. There is another sitting room area in the large kitchen/dining room area downstairs, which is where we spent most of our time. We should point out that the internal staircase is rather narrow and steep, not for anyone with mobility problems, but the outer staircase, within the communal area, is more than adequate.
There was a slight problem with the boiler while we were there, but this was soon attended to while we were out for the day and was working perfectly again on our return.
Nati and her lovely daughter kindly took us to the local reservoir at Morono, which has a good picnic spot and lovely views. They also pointed out a good restaurant there, which we went back to later on in the week and had an enjoyable meal, three courses, bread and wine for only 11.50 euros.
The local shop seemed to have closed, but there is a pharmacy and three bar/restaurants in the village, however, these only serve meals until 4 pm and two are closed on a Wednesday evening, the local town of Amurrio has an adequate Eroski supermarket and there seem plenty of Carfour express minimarkets and supermarkets dotted around.
One helpful suggestion is that the owners could perhaps provided a folder left in the house containing local information, for example, local supermarkets, emergency numbers, attractions etc and perhaps a book for visitors to add useful tips.
Our tip would be if you want to see the Nervion Waterfall visit it in Winter or Spring as when we visited it in June, despite a lot of rain prior to the visit, the waterfall was dried up, but we did see some stunning Griffen Vultures.
All in all we can highly recommend this property and the owners, Feli and Nati, for those of you who want to holiday in this area. Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilboa are also worth a visit.
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!