Bed and Breakfast A Casa da Eira
A Casa da Eira is an ancient Galician farm house which has been completely restored respecting the traditional building material, wood and granite stone – without neglecting modern facilities such as central heating and hot water supply, en suite bathrooms, comfortable beds with cotton bed-clothes. The most out striking element of the house is its characteristic balcony – here we call it “corredor” - from which one can enjoy a view on the River Sil Canyon. It is the ideal place to provide shadow on hot summer days or end up an eventful day having a last glass of aguardiente. Whether you prefer to sit down to the breakfast table at the B&B or you are tempted by the possibility of self-catering in the apartments, both options will surprise you with its combination of ancient and new, tradition and innovation.
The double rooms (135x200cm double bed) are spacious and comfortable with en suite bathroom. Four rooms are upstairs and face the garden, the fifth room is on the ground floor and has a private entrance. The generous common space invites to read, share the table and exchange experiences with other travellers or to have a Scrabble game at nightfall. The living room and dinning room (40m2) with fireplace on the ground floor and the two reading rooms on the intermediate and first floor – allow each guest to find “his/her” place and encourage to benefit from the free cafeteria-self-service with fair trade tea and coffee. The game collection and library also invite to have a rest. The garden, inspired in the old European country garden tradition, offers another alternative to relax.
Catering in A Casa da Eira
We shall also be pleased to serve you our breakfast which includes fresh orange juice, cake, bred, cheese, ham or sausage, butter and home-made marmalades all made of self-picked fruit from our garden such as raspberry, black and red currant, cherry, strawberry, pear, peach…
Around A Casa da Eira
A Casa da Eira is situated in Alberguería (Ourense), a small Galician village of about 50 habitants at the upper part of the river Sil Canyon in midst the historical area of "The Ribeira Sacra" known for its Romanesque monasteries. The Sil Canyon is a Site of Community Importance within the Natura2000 programme. Let yourself be seduced by hundred-year-old chestnut woods, the biodiversity of flora and fauna, the granitic rocks and the green landscapes wherever you look. Numerous activities can be undertaken in the near surroundings such as monumental or landscape excursions, hill walking, canoeing, climbing, swimming in the nearby dam, mountain biking and waterway excursions through the river Sil Canyon. Possible destinies for day tours are also Santiago de Compostela, the Portuguese border, the Rias Baixas beaches or visit Ourense capital with its tapas bars in the old town and the thermae along the river Miño to relax.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house but garden and balcony are free for smokers. Animals are not admitted (except for the self-catering apartment or blind man’s guide). Washing machine available.