Find a property with historic charm and a location near the sea and beaches like this is rare. If we add the proximity to one of the cultural capitals of Europe such as Barcelona, the result is certainly extremely attractive.
The Castillo de Santa Florentina - Casa Nova is just that, a house of suitable proportions located in Canet de Mar, in northeastern Spain. Nearby are the delightful coves and beaches that have become so famous on the Costa Brava, the cosmopolitan and cultural city of Barcelona and the ski resorts in the Pyrenees.
Perfectly prepared and suitable for enjoying all the comforts and conveniences, the origins of the castle date back long ago, beyond the medieval period, falling in the Roman period, when the first foundations were founded. Since then, numerous renovations and expansions have taken place to meet the current property. The result is an eclectic but surprisingly harmonious and majestic castle, but impressive enough to become comfortable in your home.
Naturally, a castle like this has its history and origins of the Castle of Santa Florentina - Casa Nova is worth remembering. One of the last gentlemen, Ramon Muntaner, played an important role in the conversion of the old fortress in a luxury cottage by adding touches typical of late nineteenth century. It was the famous architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, who shaped their ambitions and created a manor house, giving a touch of class and grandeur of the castle.
Among the many important figures, we should mention late King Alfonso XIII, who's residence used to be in 1908. Similarly, it is no wonder that the Castle of Santa Florentina - Casa Nova is also mentioned in the special "The world's most beautiful houses" in Architectural Digest, recognizing the charm and harmony of the fortress.
Currently, the property is a private luxury home however, continues to attract many visitors who enjoy the concerts during the Classical Music Festival held in the summer nights since 1999. The neo-Gothic castle stylish details with the charm of the surroundings provide an unmistakable touch of magic which explains why it is so desired property for private events with style.
Inside, the house offers all the comfort and cozy style in an authentic historical setting, with an entrance flanked by an impressive staircase leading from the courtyard to the main floor. On the left is a small private chapel with a majestic glazed, while the main floor is a large lounge with an impressive stone fireplace and a formal dining room, among the many rooms and stays which the property counts with, distributed on two floors in the main body and four-storey towers.
The bedrooms are spacious and bright en suite and walk-in closets, but it certainly highlights the cozy studio office located in one of the towers, the ideal place to enjoy a good read. With elegant furnishings, countless works of art and antiques and ceramics, as the pretty bathroom that is at the base of a tower, the whole is an architectural gem with a total of 15 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
The gatekeeper's house, adjacent to the building of the castle, has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The castle of Santa Florentina - Casa Nova offers distinction, privacy, space, elegance and refinement. The architectural harmony is evident in every corner, like the natural light flooding the rooms.
The castle is surrounded by a beautiful garden with pool and lush trees, inviting you to relax and enjoy the day. The property has stables for horses, this being an unequaled spot to enjoy the rides . A nice wine cellar with arches will delight wine lovers, if they wish can grow their own wines in the vineyards that the castle comes with.