Welcome to Casa Girasol
Why are we doing what we’re doing?
We want to share our beautiful house and garden with people who will appreciate a home-from-home, and all the best that the Ribiera Sacra region has to offer.
Who is our ideal house guest?
Couples, two friends or single people who would enjoy a tranquil place to write or paint, and who may wish to share their work in a small, productive workshop with other writers. Writers and artists who are also lovers of superb organic food and excellent locally produced wine, prepared by fellow writer and host Heath Savage will relish the chance to immerse themselves in the history and beauty of Galicia. We encourage creative people, who want to explore the spectacular scenery and tranquillity of rural Galicia, to come and stay with us. These are our people! Come and write or paint with us. You will love our superbly refurbished, stylish self-contained apartment, enjoy gourmet meals with us in our farmhouse kitchen or on our sunny terrace. Explore the local history and spectacular scenery of the Canons de Sil, only a few kilometres away.
Our ideal house guests will appreciate the uniqueness of our charming home, set in its tranquil, traditional hamlet. They will relish relaxing with a drink in our gorgeous garden, or eating locally-produced food on our terrace, enjoying birdsong, and the gentle reminders of time passing, provided by the bells in the 12th century Cistercian convent next-door.
What makes us different?
Heath is a cordon-blue chef, who has over 30 years’ experience in hospitality. She is a writer, teacher and gardener. She is teamed with Sarah, a genuine “people person”, who nurtures relationships, and anticipates our guests’ personal requirements. Sarah and Heath team up with other locals, who will take you foraging in the ancient forests, conduct mediation sessions, zoom you along the River Mino in a rigid inflatable boat, or take you riding through the mystical woods.
The modern-rustic style of our home will appeal to those with an eye for design: we have hand-crafted chestnut-wood beds in all our bedrooms, and we celebrate the wood, iron and stone of the local landscape in our house and garden. Casa Girasol will leave a lasting impression on you, and will be a place where you can express your creativity while you unwind.