Spain's Basque Country is known for its tranquil countryside. Here, a 17th-century palace has been converted into a luxurious 19-room hotel that overlooks a valley dotted with stone farmhouses. The culinary joys of San Sebastián and architectural wonders of Bilbao are within reach.
Iriarte Jauregia, Eliz Bailara 8, Bidaria, Bidegoian (00 34 943 681 234; iriartejauregia.com). Doubles start at €171, including breakfast.