Basque country, Spain: comprised of two holiday apartments, Baias and Añana, which have a “Two key” category and a capacity of 4 and 9 pax respectively. They are found next to the small town of Pobes, 20km west of Vitoria-Gasteiz and 60km south of Bilbao- you can get there from these cities on good roads in 20 min and 40 min . The apartments are fully-equipped, bright and roomy, with excellent views.
Añana has 4 bedrooms, a sitting room (with an ornithological reference library at your disposal), and across a large communal area for relaxing there is a spacious 100m2 private terrace. There is a kitchen with dishwasher and the apartment has disabled access.
Baias is an attic apartment on the second floor with a study and fitted lounge with a high-res plasma TV where you can view your photos from the hides. With aircon.
40 species of bird have been photographed from the hides next to the house and 15 species are regularly seen, including Great and Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Eurasian Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard and Black and Red Kites in summer and winter respectively. Soon visitors will have the chance to use nearby hides to photograph carrion eating birds like Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, and Golden Eagle. This area of Álava is the best in the Basque country for these raptors.
Guided tours to nearby reserves and protected areas, with or without vehicle, can be organised at reception.