We are Siets and Tariq, an international couple who decided to exchange busy lives in the city for a healthier life in the countryside in Spain. We share our home with a family of two horses, two dogs and three cats.
With a background in hospitality, managing a small rural boutique hotel with an excellent vegetarian breakfast is something I truly enjoy. I hope to create a stay that you will remember and cherish. My lifelong passion is working with horses, and I am a student of the Academic Art of Riding.
Tariq is a photographic artist who exhibits internationally and organises creative workshops.
We believe in a respectful approach to the environment and to all living things. We try to live sustainably in a healthy, eco-friendly manner, growing certain produce in our organic vegetable garden and a fruit orchard whichh are inspired by permaculture principles. In our free time, we enjoy being outside in nature, exploring beautiful Galicia, enjoying good food and wine, reading, always learning and listening to music that feeds the soul.
The history of Casa da Cabaza
Caza da Cabaza was originally a farmhouse used by two families about a hundred years ago. Its various rooms and cellars accommodated people and livestock, and provided storage for produce and animal feed.
Its unusual name goes back to when the house was inhabited by an old woman who wore wide, traditional petticoats. The children of the village nicknamed her Tia Cabaza, or Auntie Pumpkin, and thus the house acquired its name. Years later the house was abandoned and fell into ruin. It remained like this until the early 2000's when it was rebuilt as a casa rural, a country guest house. In 2016, we bought Casa da Cabaza, completed the restoration work and added our personal touches to make this B&B the unique place that it now is.