a time out of time
Can such breathtaking beauty be taken in at one?
It stretches out at our feet freely – a gift, given totally, brashly, recklessly.
But until you climb to the crest, follow the pristine mountain stream, take an ever narrowing path, you never quite realize that you have arrived:
Behold the view like a rough sea: a sea of hills, an earthly swell tectonically fixed for centuries and to last for centuries yet to come.
A vast, green wave rolling in sweetness and warmed in the sun, coloured only rarely by a few red-tiled roofs and an incalculable number of the minute white pinpricks that are Basque sheep.
In the distance, an even higher rocky ridge shaded in mauve, the emerald green bursting forth in sheer silence.
The forests here are beautiful, with firs, chestnuts, beech, and oak trees, the symbol of the Basque Country that can be found on both sides of the Pyrenees. Many oak trees have their sturdy roots in Ostapé, a name that literally means " in the shadow of the oak tree".
Porcini mushrooms grow profusely at the foot of the oaks fed by the rain and sun. Local roads make it easy to cut down ferns, gorse and brooms. There are trails that weave their way through the rocky hillside.
Upon arrival, guests leave their car at the stables, and are given a golf cart for visiting the property and going from the main building to the houses.
the warmed swimming pool,
the fitness room,
the massage room,
are at your disposal and invite you to a moment of relaxation and serenity.
It is under the 45 ha property that Ostape spring water draw its exceptional mineral composition.
Ostape water, a modern and eco-friendly initiative is often control on our catchment area, it is micro-filtered thanks to SAFE technology, it is one of the plenty of solution we have to contribute to the sustainable development.
Produce upon request, we serve it still or sparkling, at the temperature you wish. It is also available to take away.
Ostape water is Basque water.