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  • Casa Rural Ea-Astei

Location

direccion

Address

Ea

Coordinates

N 43.369453021
W -2.613579932

Contact information

Telephone: (+34) 946 276 511
                    (+34) 619 560 123
LAS CASAS DE EA-ASTEI
Bº Olagorta s/n
48287 Ea 
Vizcaya - Bizkaia
Calidad Turística
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  • The houses of Ea-Astei
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  • The houses of Ea-Astei
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  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
  • The houses of Ea-Astei
This hotels is of the following type: C27x14_icono_rural_ficha Rural

benefits of water in the middle of an oak wood

It is one of the most beautiful places in Biscay. The Casa Rural Ea-Asteis is located in the  Biosphere Reservation area of Urdaibai; a hotel that allows one to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding environment.

DESCRIPTION

Astei is located on the slope of a mountain with a  great panoramic view  over the Cantabric Sea. Numerous beautiful oaks, chestnuts, pines, walnut, cherry trees and eucalyptus will welcome the guests with their aromatic smell. The hotel was named after the town where it is located – Ea, and Astei, Basque word for oak grove; and this name is the indicator of a natural and cozy spot that will captivate every guest.

Ea-Astei has a beautiful garden that extends over more than 3.000m2, and an oasis cultivated with seasonal flowers that color every corner and light up the windows of the building. The main buildings is a typical Basque farmhouse with a stone facade that stands out for its cut stone masonry in the central arch  made of limestone whose wooden structure and framework has  been dated from  around the end of the 15th century by the experts. 

Originally, farm workers that also kept their animals and stored the tools for farming inhabited the house. The actual owner of the house  have lived here since 1974,and they  did livestock farming. This is why the guests will have the opportunity of getting to know some of the old traditions and ways of living of the Basque country. There are various utensils and typical objects from that time used as decoration all over the hotel: furniture, Basque popular ceramics, kitchen utensils, etc. The owner of the house, Mertxe Begiristain, is the one that collected and restored all these objects.

the houses and facilities

Ea-Astei is composed of 3 buildings: Etxeaundi and Sabai in the main house, Garaixe, a separate romantic wooden house and the Vita and Okana house-appartments. 

Etxeaundi is a beautiful house of 170 square meters  of which 50 are dedicated to the kitchen with a  fireplace;  perfect for four people. The house of Sabai is 95 square meters and it is an open space. The kitchen, living room, fireplace and the bedroom are together  in the space. Garaixe is the most famous building of the three. It is a spectacular barn of 35 square meters and one of its walls is made of  glass, which gives the impression that the garden comes into the building. The fourth is composed of two apartments Okana and Vita. 
 
Okana is a 150 square meters apartment with high quality Norwegian beds, ensuite bathrooms and fireplace, a large furnished terrace for outdoor dining and a large garden with lawns and plants. 

Vita is a completely new concept in building design, a pasive, minergetic building that creates its own energy classified and certified by the Swiss Institute Minergie and Passif Haus. Architectonically the living space comprises 170 m2 elevated form the ground on one single floor and including large open terraces.

Ea-Astei has a  water center that is a pioneer system and stands out from other  rural houses in Euskadi. It is the first rural house with a water circuit in it. The beneficial features of  the water are offered in the  form of a heated pool, spa, sauna and a massage parlour. All of these facilities are set in a detailed and perfectly built  place with the sole purpose of creating  ideal surrounding for enjoying baths.

The Water Center of Ea-Astei is located in a landscaped area in the open air that provides well-being and beauty. The pool, which is surrounded by  wooden decking is equipped with a modern sauna and spa.
 

SIGHTSEEING AROUND THE HOTEL

In the vicinity of this rural house there are  numerous activities from which the following ones stand out:

Gernika: it is the most populated town in  the area where you can visit the Juntas Generales (Foral Government) of Biscay. It is a symbolic place for the Basque people since it is home to the legendary Tree of Gernika.

The quarries of Ereño: these sites were discovered in the Roman Empire era, around 2000 years ago and it is from that time that quarrying started.  Proof of this are two funerary altars from  the 1st and 2nd centuries located on the site at Forua which were  were carved in stone. 

San Miguel de Ereñozar: the chapel of San Miguel de Ereñozar is located at the top of a steep path. This chapel was the parish church from the 10th century up until 1660 when the actual church was built in Elexalde. In  the church there is a very ancient stone sarcophagus. According to the chronicles of Alfonso XI, at this place there was an  ancient fortress, where some Biscayanst  who opposed  the entrance of the Monarch to the territory in 1334 took shelter.

Highlights

The mix of traditional and avantgard architecture and the natural environment

Don´t miss

Learn and visit the VITA house, energetically efficient and environmentally responsible

We recommend

Enjoy the open air wellness area, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Recommended if you are looking for: Culture and Families and Nature and Relax
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Services offered:

  • C24x23_acceso-minusvalidos Accessible for disable people
  • C24x23_arquitectura-tradicional Traditional architecture
  • C24x23_lavanderia Laundry
  • C24x23_parrilla-barbacoa BBQ
  • C24x23_piscina Indoor swimming pool
  • C24x23_playa Beach
  • C24x23_sitio-pintoresco Picturesque location
  • C24x23_spa SPA
  • C24x23_wifi WiFi

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