In this section information can be found on the two types of establishments which form part of this Nekazalturismoa-Landaturismoa association.

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Rural Farmhouse

Rural Farmhouse can be described as an accommodation service with or without meals and other complementary services in establishments located in the rural environment, charged at the prices set down by Decree 128/1996 of 28th of May which governs tourist accommodation in the rural environment and modified by Decree 210/1997 of 23rd September.

They must also be part of farms, and be in keeping with traditional mountain or rural environment architecture. They must comprise outhouses of groups of outhouses integrated into the dwelling and satisfy the needs of the farm.

They must be able to accommodate at least 4 people and no more than 12 in the case of providing accommodation based on rooms, and a maximum of 10 in the case of offering the rental of an entire house, with additional beds not being included in this calculation.

However in the case of offering an entire house for rent in both modes, the maximum capacity must not exceed 16.


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Modified by decree:
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Rural guesthouse

A rural guesthouse is considered to be a building located in a rural area which offers and charges for an accommodation service in a traditional establishment depicting mountain or country architecture and is regulated by Decree 191/1997 of 29th July which governs tourist apartments, tourist holiday homes, accommodation in private guest houses and Rural Farmhouses.

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In holiday homes with 10 beds per dwelling and in accommodation in rooms in private dwellings, 12 beds. However, in the case of groups of two or three holiday homes the maximum capacity will be 16 and 18 beds respectively.

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However our establishments are much more than that. These are establishments with a limited capacity, 16 in the case of rural guesthouses and 18 in the case of farmhouse accommodation. Designed for guests to enjoy a quiet peaceful stay, without overcrowding, and receive a family welcome in direct contact with the rural surroundings and nature.

They are open all year round and all have heating and hot water. Authorisation to open is granted after an inspection from the department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Basque Government and complaints forms are at the disposal of customers.

Several types of services are on offer:

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Half board and/or full board
  • Lodging and the use of the kitchen
  • Rent of the entire house
  • Etc.

If you would like to find out more about financial help from the administration to open a new establishment, click here.

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