The buildings date from the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. In those days, there were destined to be, on the one hand, a power plant in charge of generating and supplying energy to the town of Sarria, and on the other hand, the facilities performed the functions of a watermill, that is, milling the different cereals that were cultivated in the zone for the production of different types of flours, giving like this, service by double game, to all the region of Sarria.
Add to this that sociologically was a place of meeting, waiting, talks among people of the area, a center of community life loaded with work, the strength and energy of a human group. Therefore, it is a space that forms part of the configuration of the Locus, a milestone in the Way that tells the story of a way of living in a certain period in Galicia.
On the property there are two buildings and a large water pond. The buildings are isolated in the middle of nature, there is no construction or other buildings in the vicinity. The constructive typology of the buildings corresponds to traditional Galician constructions, that is to say, they are formed by a structure of load-bearing and retaining walls of stone factory, exposed masonry – country granite, and by a structure of wooden beams in slabs and covers. The total constructed area of the buildings is 592.6 m2 (552 m2 plus two outdoor porches whose total area is 40.6 m2)
In the year 2011/2012, once the uses to which these buildings were linked (both hydroelectric power station and flour mill), the idea of creating a place of retirement and rest for pilgrims, on its way to Santiago de Compostela was born, given the specific location of the property linked intrinsically to the last 100 kms of the Camino de Santiago. This was done and, currently, a part of these constructions (specifically 170.20 m2) is destined to Tourist Hostel for Pilgrims, with an authorized / legalized capacity for 15 people. So, from that moment, this property is a Watermill – Hostel