Welcome to the historical monument of Sosola, a 16th-century farmhouse.
Perched on a steep hillside and surrounded by green meadows, the house has breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and, down in the valley, the town of Eibar, the centre of which is only a mile away. We are situated not far from the Cantabrian coast, and the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria are all only 30 minutes away by car.
Our visitors are invariably charmed by the silence and the sense of rest and relaxation the house instils.
Breakfast consists of homemade food with organic products.
Bilbao (Bilbo in Basque) is the capital of the province and historic territory of Vizcaya. It is located on the banks of the River Nervión, and extends up the estuary to the Portugalete Suspension Bridge, which was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2006. The city is a popular centre for business and congress tourism, thanks to new facilities such as the Palacio Euskalduna and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in nearby Barakaldo. On the 19th of May 2010 Bilbao was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, which is regarded as the Nobel Prize for urban planning. The city offers visitors a wide choice of museums, including the world-famous Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum. Finally, the city enjoys a thriving cultural life, with a large number of festivals such as Bilbao BBK Live, Bilbao Jazz District and Zinebi, the documentary and short film festival.
Urko is located on the border separating the Basque provinces of Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya. The mountain dominates the towns of Eibar and Ermua, to the south, and Markina, to the north. Despite only reaching a height of 791 m, the peak affords wonderful panoramic views of the area and hilltops further afield. Over the centuries its strategic location overlooking the pass of Usartza, the main route between the Deba and Artibai valleys, meant it has witnessed important trading activity between the coast and the interior and also military conflict.
San Sebastián (or Donostia in Basque) lies on the Cantabrian coast some 20 km from the border with France. A popular tourist destination, one of its main attractions is its gastronomy with as many as nine Michelin-star restaurants in and around the city. It is also renowned for its summer festivals (Jazz, Music and Cinema). The Bay of La Concha, with its characteristic ironwork railing, is the symbol of the city. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the promenade, around the city-centre – the so-called belle époque Romantic Area - or along the banks of the River Urumea. Its architectural jewels include the Provincial Government building, inspired by the Paris Opera House, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (Buen Pastor), the Post Office and the Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre, situated in the same square, and the Town Hall, formerly the casino.