Our dream come true
Jacqueline & Geert
We are Jacqueline and Geert, your hosts at Torre Nova. In 2007 we moved with our kids from Amsterdam to Spain. After a half year search for properties (we have seen everything from ruins to unaffordable castles), we found the perfect place to realise our dreamproject. It took some effort ;) and now, thirteen years later, Torre Nova is a success and we really feel at home here.
Torre Nova history
In 1900 in our village, the 'Marques de Villa Palma' had two sons. As usual in nobility, the eldest son inherited the castle, the 'Torre' (tower) of Claramunt. The youngest son, the Marques de Gironella, then decided to build a prestigious house on the hill opposite the castle, in order to equal his brother. This was the 'casa señorial' Torre Nova (new tower), dating from 1901. In the late 30s of the last century the ownership changed hands. Since the '80s the major part of the house was no longer in use, until our arrival in 2007.
A sustainable resort
Our goal was to create a small scale, authentic, relaxed and sustainable holiday resort. With monumental, comfortable apartments. The renovation process took over a year and has been an adventure but also intensive, nothing comes easy. During the renovation, we paid attention to the balance between the modern comfort requirements and yet maintaining Torre Nova's original grandeur. Sustainability is an important aspect. Torra Nova uses water from its own spring and we also use solar energy for hot water and underfloor heating. The water in the pool, heated by solar energy in spring and autumn, is treated using a sustainable method based on salt, better for the environment and a blessing for the swimmer.
We share our dream with you
Thanks to the comprehensive renovation, Torre Nova is now preserved for the future and has started its second life with us and you as our guests. A place to relax, away from it all, and live the real Catalan experience. We are proud to be able to share this with you!