Zipiotegi is a stone-built Basque farmhouse dating from the 19th century in the locality of Aia, at the foot of the mountain of Andatza. In 2020 we began the renovation project to convert the former winery into two accommodation units. During the work we have been careful to respect the work done by the stonemasons centuries ago, while adapting it to today’s standards and progress.
In terms of flora and fauna, the natural woodland surrounding Zipiotegi is made up of Pyrenean oaks, together with oak, alder and pine. However, gorse and heather grow around our vineyards.
As for wildlife, it is common to see roe deer emerging from the woods in the evening and, of course, the odd wild boar, badger or fox. There is also a wide variety of birds, ranging from big griffon vultures to other smaller residents, like wrens.
The megalithic site of Andatza, with the same name as the mountain, stands on the mountain ridge made up of Belkoain and Zarateaitz. It consists of a set of megalithic structures from the chalcolithic and bronze age. Specifically, it is made up of eleven dolmens and a cist
Pagueta nature park: this is in Gipuzkoa province, about 5 km from the coast. It is a mountainous landscape, ranging from 714 m at the peak of the mountain of Pagoeta down to 50 m above sea level, the height at which the Manterola stream runs out of the nature park.
Nearby towns and villages
The house is within easy reach of the numerous places of interest in Gipuzkoa province and its neighbouring areas. You can discover some wonderful places very nearby.
BAIONA ……………. 77 KM – BILBO ……………… 93 KM – GASTEIZ ………….. 93 KM IRUÑA …………….. 93 KM – BORDELE ………… 256 KM
Wherever you go, nature, food, pintxos and the area itself will offer you a range of options for a memorable day out.
Gipuzkoa is a region packed with tradition, history and art. This means you have a great chance to discover museums of all kinds and subjects, from those devoted to the artists Chillida and Balenciaga to other much smaller – but no less interesting – ones.
Food and drink
Pinchos and banderillas are actually miniature works of art. Something Basques love is “ir de pintxos”, which means meeting your friends to go and eat some pintxos and have a chat. We call this a “pintxo plan”. It won’t be hard for you to find places serving snacks of this kind – all you have to do is head into the old part of any town and there you can savour the pintxos in different bars. It’s a simple as that.
Txakoli (pronounced “chacolee”), txakoli wineries, cider, cider breweries, cheese, preserves, traditional markets and more.
Gipuzkoa has a wide range of food to offer, as tasty as it is interesting.
Our region is home to numerous parks and other natural treasures.
Euskal kostaldeko Geoparkea
Aiako Harria Natura Parkea
Aizkorri-Aratz Natura Parkea
Aralar Natura Parkea
Pagoeta Natura Parkea
You can choose from a host of activities at the farmhouse, either on your own or through specialist companies and experts. We can offer you plenty of ideas. Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll organise a special day.
We have information available about the mountains in the area and we can suggest outings to visit the area, taking into account the age of the people taking part and the level of difficulty.
We have information available about mountain bike routes in the area. There are in fact several routes setting out from Zipiotegi. There's also a cycle hire guide.
The flora and fauna around us are thriving, so you have the chance to spot numerous bird species, and even go on a guided tour to identify them.
Our coastline has become one of the top spots for surfing. If you want, we can put you in touch with the schools in the area.
Nartan, our masseur and natural therapist, has over twenty years' experience in body treatments, as well as being an expert in natural medicines and food. Relax in the best hands.
We can provide information about guided tours in the area.
Tel.: 681 377 719