La Gándara

Crespo, Burgos
Bed & Breakfast


Chat long with gentle hosts over home-grown dinners; see stars above, walks, rivers and wildlife all around. Rustic comfort in rural Burgos

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The noisiest noise around here is cicada hum – and birdsong. The road stops at the village; remote, rustic, charming. This is a place of simple pleasures – canoeing on the river, forest walking, exploring Romanesque churches, visiting the spectacular gorge at Palancas. The old farmhouse reflects this rusticity but there are deep comforts too. Floors are oak, stairs creaky, windows shuttered, walls a pleasing mix of stone and plaster. The beamed bedrooms are furnished in elegant country style – authentic bedheads, embroidered covers, muslin curtains, warm colours, a walnut wardrobe, an antique wash stand. Two delightful bedrooms tuck themselves under the eaves and the top-floor suite is heaven: spot deer from the windows, gaze at the stars from your tub. In the early evening, glass in hand, spot vultures from the long wooden balcony that overlooks the lush garden and hills. Gentle owners Javier and Isabel serve lovely meals with produce from their organic garden, and join their guests for supper. With no television, conversation lingers well into the night. Special.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
6-31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast €6.50. Dinner with wine, €20.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Singles €50-€70. Dinner, B&B €20 per person.
5 Twin/doubles
From €70
1 Suite for 2
From €109
1 Apartment for 2
From €90

Reviews

This is a wonderful, charming place. It is a perfect 1.5 hour journey from Santander and the ferry to the UK. Incredible scenery as you approach and a perfect little hamlet for a stroll. We had a warm welcome from Javier and Isabel who were very helpful especially with onward travel through Spain and which roads to avoid! We recommend you eat dinner there as the food was deliciously Spanish and it was great dining with other guests despite not all able to speak Spanish/English. Delicious varied breakfast including cherries from the tree outside. Highly recommended for a tranquil escape.

Helen, Uppingham

This was one of our best ever holidays! We spent three weeks here and felt part of the family. It is a beautiful, peaceful place and from our bedroom we watched roe deer in the field. The weather was warm and we explored the wonderful landscape. The roads to Burgos and Bilbao are minutes away and there are endless places of interest . Isabelle and Javier are lovely people who work hard to look after their guests and Isabelle's home-made food is delicious. Some nights we all walked to the local bar under a starry sky. You will love it, book now while there is still space!

Aude

What a find. Blissfully peaceful in a lovely little hamlet with pretty (old) church. Tina the dog joined us for our walk before dinner, Charming building - restored rather than renovated with lovely wooden floorboards. We had the first floor room El Albrego with a balcony and pretty view from the bathroom. Javier and his wife are charming hosts. The food was good and the home made digestifs very welcome indeed. The home made lemon yoghurt drink for breakfast was particularly noteworthy. It's beautiful in this region. Come and escape and visit the local villages and go for some beautiful walks.

Jenny

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Javier Moyano & Isabel Villullas

  • Romanesque church, XII Century in Crespos.
  • Gorge of Las Palancas.
  • Canyon of the Ebro River
  • Orbaneja del Castillo, village and waterfall.
  • Monte Hijedo Forest.
  • San Bernabé Hermitage and Palomera Cave.