Nothing but birdsong and a local dog or two will disturb your peace. Wend your way up to this old granite cattle shed, perched on top of a hill with long valley views and crack open your bottle of wine from Magdalena’s vineyard. She has cleverly revived this two-storey cottage for two (or four with the sofabed). Upstairs is the sunny bohemian living space – yellow walls, wooden vaulted ceiling and floors, big windows framing those lovely views. There’s a dining table for six, a kitchen with all you need (including a juicer), and the sofabed. Downstairs to the bedroom: light and airy with red tiled floor, a huge bed, a tiny basic bathroom, and doors opening to the garden (a work in progress). Magdalena runs a language school from another building on-site and you’re welcome to hang out in the television room with its vast TV (all the channels), comfy sofas and wood-burner. There’s a town nearby for supplies and you’re just 10 km from Portugal. Visit hot springs, go wine tasting, Santiago de Compostela is a 90-minute drive. Magdalena (energetic, well-travelled, excellent English) will happily organise stuff for you to do.