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    Holiday in Spain with Dutch accommodation owners

Holiday in Spain by Dutch hosts

Holiday in Spain with Dutch owners

Spain is one of the most popular holiday countries in Europe. And Spanish is a beautiful language, but unfortunately not always easy to speak or understand. How do you find your way during your vacation? It is ideal to go on holiday in Spain with Dutch people, who have lived there for a while and are well known. They know all the great markets, restaurants and sights in their area and can give you all the inside tips. And right now there is an extra advantage, they know how to enjoy a safe holiday in Spain and what is possible. This way you will not be faced with surprises and you get the most out of your holiday.


Torre Nova Resort, owned by Dutch owners Jacqueline and Geert, is located in Catalonia. It is close to Barcelona and the beaches of the Costa Dorada. Here are the benefits of a holiday with at Torre Nova Resort:

  • The small-scale resort has a spacious layout, is located in a rural area and not in a busy tourist area. Therefore there are fewer risks.
  • As "Dutch locals" they are well aware of the measures in Spain and what can be done this summer. They will inform you about this in your own language.
  • Their guests are mainly Northern Europeans, who are used to the "one and a half meter society".
  • It is easy to make arrangements with English speakers among themselves.
  • This summer, many attractions may have restrictions such as advance reservations. They can assist you with this.
  • They know their way around Spain well and can give you pre-eminently safe 'go local' tips to get the most out of your holiday.
  • Torre Nova has no public areas or sanitary facilities for common use. You have your own sanitary facilities in your apartment.
  • In your apartment you have your own kitchen and you can cook for yourself. And of course they know which restaurants in the area you can safely go to for good food.
  • In the event that assistance is required in any area, they know the way and also speak Spanish to assist you.


Holiday in Spain with Dutch accommodation owners

We are Jacqueline Brakel and Geert van Heijningen, your hostess and host at Torre Nova. In 2007 we moved with our children from Amsterdam to Spain. After half a year of viewing houses, from ruins to priceless palaces, we found the perfect place for our dream project. It took us a year to buy it and celebrated seven times that we had bought the house, but there was always something going on. Some respond with 'oooh how awful ..' and others with 'nice, seven times party!'. We are from the last ;-) Now, fourteen years later, Torre Nova is highly appreciated and we feel completely at home here.

The renovation that did go well

Our goal was consciously to realize a luxurious, small-scale, authentic, attractive, sustainable and child-friendly holiday residence. With above-average spacious, monumental, comfortable and high-end apartments. During the thorough and sustainable renovation, we paid a lot of attention to the balance between the comfort of today and the preservation of the grandeur of the past. Torre Nova uses solar energy for electricity, hot water and underfloor heating and all the water consumed on Torre Nova comes from our own source (not treated with chlorine but sustainable with a UV lamp). The water in the private swimming pool, heated with solar energy in spring and autumn, also comes from our own source. We treat it with a natural method based on salt, which is good for the environment and a boon for the swimmer.


Holiday in Spain with Dutch owners

Torre Nova Resort is located in the green and undiscovered "Tuscany of Catalonia", 45 minutes from Barcelona, ​​30 minutes from the Costa Dorada and close to the magical mountain Montserrat and the wine region of El Penedès.

Torre Nova Resort is a 19th century estate with eight spacious and luxurious holiday apartments. The interiors are stylish and contemporary. They are fully equipped, offering maximum comfort and privacy and breathtaking views. Here you can enjoy the Mediterranean garden and the spacious private swimming pool.

Torre Nova Resort is the perfect base for a varied holiday in Catalonia. As 'locals', Jacqueline and Geert provide you with all the inside tips about the tourist highlights in your own language, but also with the 'off the beaten track' tips, so that you get to places and experience things you would otherwise never have found yourself .

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What makes Torre Nova Resort unique?

  • Strategically located 19th century rural Catalan finca
  • Near Barcelona (45 min) and Costa Dorada beaches (30 min)
  • Comfort, privacy, tranquility, nature and culture
  • Excellent gastronomy and leisure opportunities
  • Away from mass tourism but close to all highlights
  • We share our best 'off the beaten track' tips with you
  • Come experience the real Catalonia!

Highlights in our region

Our region offers a surprising variety of highlights. Like the mysterious mountain of Montserrat (15 minutes) with its famous monastery and sculpture of the 'Black Madonna'. Visit the Penedès wine region (15 minutes) with its bodegas, famous for their great 'cava', or explore the numerous authentic villages around Torre Nova, where you form part of the Catalan day to day life.

What our guests say

  • Super spacious, tastefully decorated appartment in an old renovated manor. Great view (on the castle) and large pool in the garden.

    Peter bookingcom

  • Very friendly and familiar. Easy going, caring and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

    Stefan bookingcom

  • The apartments were beautiful, well appointed, generously apportioned with stunning finishes....very relaxed and spacious atmosphere. The scenery was fantastic with 360degree views from well placed balconies and pretty gardens. The welcome from the owners and the villagers was second to none. Area around was beautiful and interesting to explore, lots to do,

    Joanna bookingcom

  • We have just enjoyed a great week in a Beautiful villa in a small welcoming village. It has a great location to visiting Montserrat, Igualada, Tarragona, Poblet and other interesting small villages in between. The facilities are first class and we enjoyed both eating out and cooking in a well equipped kitchen, relaxing by the pool and joining in the local festivals. Our hosts were welcoming and the information about the area helpful.

    Susan tripadvisor

  • We have spent 2 weeks at Torre Nova and enjoyed every day of it. Our appartment had an amazing view out of huge windows over the country side which was like a 3D movie which we could enjoy every day. The appartment was ideal for us and our two girls as each room had its own bathroom and its own big balcony. The old house has been renovated with style and it was a pleasure to come back to it after each excursion. The owners are very friendly and helpfull.

    Nico tripadvisor

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