A little gem of a place with energetic owners who care passionately for the land and their community. Two 100-year-old buildings share a courtyard – the owners live in one and your B&B bedrooms are in the other; all around you is woodland and total peace. There’s a communal dining and seating area for guests with a wooden bar which is also used for breakfasts of cooked garden apples with cinnamon, local yogurt and cheeses, freshly baked bread and homemade jams. Sietske and Tariq have four cats, two dogs and two horses – they also manage the land based on permaculture-inspired principles. The garden has plenty of places to sit in the sunshine among trees, bushes and flowers, beyond is the paddock for the horses and a vast lake which you can walk around under ancient oaks. Beamed bedrooms have recycled furniture and the walls are adorned with fine art photographs; bathrooms are small but functional. Vegetarian meals or light tapas can be booked in advance and there are plenty of places to eat just a quarter of an hour away. Lugo is 45 minutes and the Ribeira Sacra wine region is a 30-minute drive away and well worth exploring.