The Hostal Rural Ioar is located in a Palatial House dating back to 1780, set on the slopes of the hill leading up to one of the 10 Wonders of Navarra, namely the spectacular basilica of St Gregorio Ostiense. This Country Guest House is part of the charming medieval village of Sorlada, a small settlement built from the local Roya red sandstone, a place noted for the friendliness of its inhabitants, dedicated to farming.
This Country Guest House is just 5 minutes from Los Arcos, an end-of-stage stopping point along the Way of St James and home to the Navarre racing circuit.
The Hostal Rural Ioar has been carefully renovated, to maintain all the charm and character of this centuries-old building whilst offering all the conveniences and technology now demanded. Our energy saving practices include solar panels to heat the water, a biomass heating system and radiant floors throughout the building, offering you that special feeling of warmth right under your feet.
The materials and craftsmanship are those which have been proven over the 230 year time span of this Palatial House; favouring local materials such as stone, wood, limestone, clay and iron.
This result is a harmony of sensations imbued with the energy transmitted by this land of red earth named Tierra Roya, set in the Berrueza valley. Colours are used to create many different ambiances, relating to wine, bread, spring, dusk … the work is crowned with the glass domed stairwell. The entire building features an elegant, welcoming décor which transmits an air of peace and tranquillity.
The house has been declared to be of heritage interest by the Príncipe de Viana Institution, pertaining to the Government of Navarre and responsible for protecting the Community’s archaeological heritage.
This country guest house sleeps 14 with the possibility of 4 additional beds. There are 4 double en-suite rooms (one disabled friendly) and 2 fully-equipped apartments with a lounge-kitchenette, one of which has two double rooms and the other has one double room. Each room is individually styled and has its own name, and all are well-appointed.
The Hostal Rural Ioar offers a number of general facilities such as a cyber-library, installed on the ground floor in what was formerly the bread-making oven and wine-press. A calm and peaceful place which is ideal area for reading or browsing the Internet (free WIFI connection and charge card).
There are two bathrooms for general use close by, one is disabled friendly.
The Palatial House entrance hall itself is a place of relaxation and tranquillity, featuring a pouffe, benches and a chest.
The spacious cellar is ideally suited as a lounge, bathed in natural daylight from windows looking onto the gardened patio. There is also an impressive stone fireplace.
There is also a kitchen (for preparing food) and a small bar.
This area of the Palatial House is the one that has been changed the most, being formerly the stables for domestic animals.
The cellar leads out onto the patio, where guests can enjoy an appetiser, surrounded by aromatic plants.
Board games are available.
A buffet style breakfast is offered, whilst there is also the possibility of preparing a breakfast to order, when a booking for the whole house is made.