Casa A Pedreira Cuntis

Address: 32, Troans, Folgar

A Pedreira is one of the most charming Bead and Breakfast in the Pontevedra province. It is about 30 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela and just the same from Pontevedra city, and less than 30 minutes from stunning Barosa waterfalls and Arousa coastline (Ría de Arousa). But being away from the coastline, it is overlooked by many travelers on their trip to Galicia, and it’s a shame!

It was the first accomodation in Galicia to become Starlight certified for the quality of its skies (there is only another certified one in Ourense). And it celebrates this distinction by organizing stargazing meetups where astronomers from the University of Vigo guide you thorugh their skies. They add some additional fun to this activities with local chefs cooking something different, some music bands, hiking plans or yoga lessons (it changes every time).

Features Casa A Pedreira
Type Bead & Breakfast
Environment Family
Location Rural | Interior (thermal villages)
Decor Rustic Modern
Restaurant | Breakfast No – Occasional events | Yes – Homecooked
Parking Yes

Additional activities such as stargazing (with guides) can be booked through their website. They are different each time but the high energy of the owner Marian makes them a guaranteed success and connects all participants even if they come from different parts of the world.

Also, rooms are all different. Taking advantage of the design of a traditional galician family house, with a modern yet traditional mix, you will find big and comfy rooms. Just note there is no lift/elevator so book the ones at the main floor if you need extra mobility.

The house is halfway between thermal village Cuntis and thermal village Caldas de Reis, surrounded by nature and next to different hiking routes that go through old bridges, watermills and petroglyphs. They also offer their own mud treatments, inside the dovecote (yes! inside the traditional stone built pigeon house, see picture below).

They also have their own swimming pool and a big garden with hundreds-years-old Camellia trees (the one at the house door belongs to the official route of the Camellia in Galicia), a traditional granary or hórreo, and many spots to sit down a read a book while listening to the birds singing.

So, a great weekend plan if you are looking to explore Galicia from a different point of view or just relax.