How it all began
Since 1984 we have been dedicated to cattle and in 1987 we started to breed calves. We never know what the future will bring and when you think you are settled in a job like us, in something as traditional as livestock, fodder and cereal cultivation, in 2000 comes the mad cow crisis. That crisis caused the collapse of the sector, which was by then our unique activity.
In the summer of 2001, when we were already hitting rock bottom, in an attempt to disconnect from all that, we joined a trip around Galicia that my sister and her husband were taking. Chance took us to a rural house surrounded by cows. There we met a man who wanted to buy a pazo and that opened our eyes. We didn’t have to buy the pazo, we already had the original house on the farm where we lived.
Then the idea was born, which was shaped during the rest of the year. At that time, rural tourism was not very widespread in the region and more than one person threw his hands to his head when we told him the idea. The house was used as a farmyard and as a storehouse and its interior was quite deteriorated.
The “old house”, as we called it, had a lot of charm, as it was a house of traditional architecture made of adobe and wood. It also had an enormous sentimental value for us and we did not want it to deteriorate and that time would force us to demolish it. We started the renovation in February 2002 and finished in December of the same year.