CB 500 Casanova de Ferrando - 10 bedrooms

De: Hamish Macdonald
Enviado el: jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016 0:25
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Casanova de Ferrando, 20 August to 3 September, 2016

Hello Charlie,just to say a big thank you for a fabulous holiday in casanova de ferrando. The accommodation was just beautiful, the pool our kids were never out of! It was so quiet and peaceful it was perfect for our large party.

Monserrat was so lovely and accommodating,and any questions,problems quickly sorted. What a wonderful place we will treasure special memories for a long time! Thank you, and please thank Monserrat, her home is truly a special place.

If there was anything bad about this place ( and its minor ) is the cooker could do with being bigger for cooking for so many,but we managed! The dining room is great.The whole house is just great for large parties....would love to go back again.

Beaches beautiful, Girona gorgeous. Thank you all so much.....the costa brava is fantastic ! a holiday we will all remember forever .Thank you very much,my mum had a fabulous treat in her 70th year .We would highly recommend you ,and this lovely villa.

many thanks the Macdonald family.

“Great House and Wonderful Setting”

Reviewed in TripAdvisor on September 25, 2015

We loved our stay in Spain. It was everything and more than we hoped for. When we arrived at Casanova de Ferrando, we found it near perfect for our stay. The owner Monserrat addressed our needs immediately. She even made our first grocery shopping run as we arrived Sunday afternoon when all stores are closed for the weekend. She is very helpful and responsive. We were a group of 14 friends who came to Girona area to bike for 2 weeks. This house is so convenient. We rented only 1 car to do the grocery runs. The rest of the time we used the train just 1 km away in the local town Fornells de la Selva to get many places. Riding our bikes all over Costa Brava we found lots of friendly people, saw lots of the countryside and small towns. The beaches are fantastic too! We found the riding safe and the weather in September couldn't be better!

De: COLOMA, Laurent
Enviado el: jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2015 17:39
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Casanova de Ferrando, 25/7 - 1/8, 2015

Hello Charlie,

The week was great. The house is huge with its 9 rooms each with individual bathroom (at the beginning it was just like being in a labyrinth) and full of charm. It could be good to add air conditioning as some nights were quite hot. The garden is excellent, calm and perfect to enjoy it during the afternoon and during the night. The BBQ area is also great. The pool is nice also even though the Jacuzzi was not working. Montserrat did her best to fix it but it was not possible within the week due to missing parts to be ordered. Behind the house the owner's daughter keeps a horse and our kids were so glad so visit him every day.

In the vicinity, the SPAR is very close in Fornells (if something is missing) even if the best was to go to Girona in bigger supermarket (Hipercor or Mercadona). Close to the house, they are plenty of possibilities for bike riding or for jogging.

As a conclusion, great week (except the rainy evenings during the last 2 days) and we fully recommend this house rental.



De: bridjet da silva
Enviado el: lunes, 08 de febrero de 2016 17:42
Para: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Asunto: disponibilité villa Mai 2016


Je suis Mlle Da Silva, nous étions venus passer quelques jours chez vous l'an dernier au mois de Mai en famille et entre amis. Ce week end nous a tellement enchanté que nous aimerions revenir passer quelques jours dans votre villa.

Serait elle disponible du vendredi 13 Mai au lundi 16 Mai?

Quel en serait le tarif?

Dans l'attente de votre réponse,


Mlle Da silva

De: Yoram Dembo
Enviado el: lunes, 13 de abril de 2015 16:54
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: 1-8 April, 2015

Hi Charlie.

I would like to thank you for a wonderful week in

Casanova de Ferrando.We all were very satisfied, the adults as well the children. The weather was great and of course all the facilities.

Please give our thanks also to lovely and very efficient Montserrat who did her best to solve some minor issues.

We did not see her on the day we left . We did our best to leave the place in order and I hope she could see it. (2-3 glasses were broken).

I am glad to tell you that I recommended the place in an Israeli web sight as a tip for travelers via your mail.

Hope to be there again !!


Yoram Dembo

De: geert.vandenberghe
Enviado el: sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015 17:36
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: Casanova de Ferrando, 19 to 26/7

Dear Charlie,

Thanks for contacting us.

We have a great time last summer in de Cassanova de Ferrando villa. With a total of 15 persons, there was plenty of room in the house with each household having his own sleeping room.. The location is super : superb swimming pool, nice garden with bbQ, sauna and hot tub. The villa is only a few miles of all supermarkets and shops in Girona. From Fornells you can take a train to Barcelona city. We really enjoyed the hospitality when arriving at this holiday location.

All the best from Belgium.

Kind Regards,

PS I already forwarded your new site (which is really nice and clear) to some friends of us.

See you hopefully again in the (near) future.

Family Vandenberghe from Belgium

De: Hans Nilsson
Enviado el: viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015 14:01
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
CC: 'Mia Andersson'
Asunto: July 2014

Dear Charlie,

Great to hear from you. I really like your new website. Very informative with your personal touch which gives me a good feel for each property. Good pictures. And so many nice properties.

We really enjoyed our stay at Casanova de Ferrando. The house had everything we needed, and the garden with the pool was absolutely perfect. Monserat (wrong spelling?) was the perfect landlady and fixed the small issues we had quickly. We also enjoyed the location with Barcelona, the beautiful beaches and Girona only a short drive away.

We would definitely recommend Casanova de Ferrando to large groups with children.

Please send invitation to TripAdvisor.

We will not travel with the same group this summer but if we come to Spain some other summer we will definitely contact you.

Best regards,


De: rachel lipsitz
Enviado el: martes, 28 de octubre de 2014 15:27
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: how was it?

We found Casanova de Ferrando much nicer than the photos on the site indicate. You should get some nice, high quality photos for it, would really help. Everyone was blown away by the house, the pool, the location (we played golf, fed the horse), had bbq's, used the fireplace. Couldn't have been better. Hopefully she found the key, not sure where my friend left it ... A top-class weekend for us! Thanks!!

----- Original Message -----
From: Byrne, James
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 2:53 PM
Subject: RE: Casanova de Ferrando, 24-31/5, 2013

Hi Charlie

I hope all is well with you. I can't remember if we gave any feedback on Casanova de Ferrando but it would have been all positive! So much so, that we are wondering about availability of the house for next summer. One of my sisters lives in Barcelona and she is getting married next year and we are hoping that a lot of the direct family (I am one of 7) will be able to stay on for a group holiday ion the region. We immediately thought of the house in Girona and wondered what availability there was for the last week of July and the 1st week of August next year (2014), and any other house you looked after with similar number of bedrooms, ie 7 bedrooms plus.

Kind regards

----- Original Message -----
From: Sue McIndoe
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:26 AM
Subject: FW: Stay 24-30 May, 2013

Hi Charlie, good to hear from you again.

We had a fabulous time at the villa. Montserrat came and spent some time with us shopping and was incredibly welcoming and helpful.

The accommodation and facilities were wonderful and met our needs perfectly. The grounds are stunning and the villa was equipped with everything we could need. The accommodation contributed to the quality and enjoyment of our holiday greatly. (I am happy for you to quote dates but not names or details)

I have copied in my colleague Rob as he was in our party in May and may be interested in returning so will find your details useful.

Have a good day.
Sue McIndoe

----- Original Message -----
From: Sigrún Sóley Jökulsdóttir
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:56 AM
Subject: RE: Casanova de Ferrando, 10 to 17/8, 2013

Hello Charlie and family Montserrat

My family went to Spain and stayed in the house Casanova de Fernando this summer 10th – 17th of August 2013. We were celebrating the anniversary of our mother who was 70 years old this year. We were 21 person all together, 17 adults and 4 children. We liked this wonderful house and everyone got a private room that was good. The rooms were large and all with private bathroom which was great. Pool garden was beautiful and we used the pool alot. We went shopping and the area around the house was great, we went golfing and enjoyed the nearest nature.

We cooked alot that week in the kitchen and we thought it was a little tight to move around. When you are cooking for many people it was a little bit small but the space for eating and the tables were big and we could all sit together, that was good. Some of the young people were scared of the spider webs that were in some of the room and the insects. We are not used to that in Iceland.

Otherwise it was a very good trip for us and we enjoyed staying in your house.

Thanks very much for all your help J

Best wishes from Iceland

Sigrún Sóley Jökulsdóttir

Námsgagnastofnun/ National Centre For Educational Material

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rosa Cadd"
To: charlie williams
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:00 PM
Subject: Inquiry about: Ref. CB 500 - Casanova de Ferrando

Hi Charlie. We spent a lovely holiday here in 2012 and want to book again for next year,
Many thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Fauré Christian
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: CasaNova de Ferrando


Comme l'année dernière, nouus envisageons de louer une semaine (du 17 au 24 aout 2013) Casanova de ferrando.
Est elle libre à cette date ?
Quel est le tarif ?
Nous serions comme l'année dernière, 12 adultes et 10 enfants ( 1 bébé de plus !!!)

En attente de votre réponse,
Bien cordialement,

Christian Fauré

----- Original Message -----
From: Lennart van den Kommer
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2012 7:53 AM
Subject: RE: Casanova de Ferrando

The house was really perfect for a group of 16 adults and 5 kids. The owner did everything to make sure everything was in order. We all agreed it would be a great place to go back in a couple of years. Also compliments to Villas Barcelona for their clear information and quick replies (it's not easy organizing a holiday for such a big group!). J

Thanks a lot,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lars Palmer"
To: "'villasbarcelona'"
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 11:10 AM
Subject: Follow up


I should have written before but I am just home, we stayed in Span for a week after the week at Ferrando.

What a perfect week we had. Everything worked even though we were so many, we were 22 (yes we had had an ok from Montserrat) of which 9 were children of all ages.

The place is a gem, the garden, the pool, the dining room, the bedrooms all are fantastic.

We were a little worried about the capacity for food preparation for so many but it worked out beautifully.

Montserrat is a fantastic and lovely hostess, the few minor problems we saw were eliminated at once, please give her our very big THANKS .

Thank you for the fine week we had

----- Original Message -----
From: tom havelock
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: This weekend

Hi Charlie

We had an amazing weekend - thanks so much for all your help. The house was perfect - I can't believe you haven't got more bookings on it. I'll definitely be spreading the word.

Friday was glorious weather and we had a great day hanging out by the pool. Saturday night in Barcelona was a bit like being in a monsoon, but everyone was in too good a mood to care about the weather. What a cool city.

Hope that Saturday night taxi call didn't disturb you... And please pass on our thanks to Montserrat for letting us stay in her wonderful house.

When are you coming to London? Hope you have a great time.

All the best

----- Original Message -----
From: Max Mitchell
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 4:27 PM
Subject: RE: Casanova de Ferrando, 17-24 January, 2010

Hi Charley:

We just got back last night and wanted to tell you how much we loved Casanova de Ferrando. The house was perfect for our group of 18 adults and every single person in our party loved the house. There was enough space for everyone and the fact that each room has its own bath was really great. The kitchen works great and the large dining room was more than enough room for everyone. The sitting rooms were comfortable and views around the house charming. The washer and dryer got a lot of use as well. The hot tub and sauna were a nice plus. The area is great. Fornells de la Selva is so convenient for trains to Barcelona and Girona is so close you could almost walk. The local people were very sweet and helpful. Thanks for your help. We loved it.

Max Mitchell

----- Original Message -----
From: Lisa Gustafsson
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 10:29 AM
Subject: RE: Casanova de Ferrando

Hi Charlie,

I rented Casanova de Ferrando last year through you and we were very happy.

This year I'm looking for houses in Andalucia. Do you have any houses there or any good contacts you can recommend?
Best regards,

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Eline van Tijn / Soundwise wrote:

Hi Charlie,

Just got back home after a small detour in the South of France.

The villa in Fornells was great (as you know) and we all had the best of times. We became friends with Montserrat and Magi, who are very nice people. We also enjoyed all the wine and cava you gave us. That was such a nice start! Thanks a lot.

It was nice to find that the descriptions from your website are very accurate and we got what we expected. We had a lot of friends visiting us in the villa and they all asked how we found it. I did (and will) recommend your site to friends.

Hope to return some day as I love Cataluna a lot.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirby
To: charlie@tourismcatalonia.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:12 PM
Subject: Cal Cosme?

Dear Charlie

We rented Casanova de Ferrando 2 or 3 years ago for a big family celebration. I fear we never wrote to say how good it was – but it was very good! We all had a great time. Lovely pool and gardens.

Anyway we are looking to rent somewhere this summer hopefully with 2 other families being a total of probably 13 to 15 people. The problem is that due to other commitments the only gap we have available is 17 August to 1 September – not much of a window for a 2 week holiday.

We are likely to be 6 adults and 8 teenagers. Pool is essential and a walk to a village bar would be ideal for the older teenagers.

Would you have any other suggestions? We wouldn't want the rent to be much if any higher than that quoted for Cal Cosme.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards

----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Keegan
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:50 PM
Subject: Thank you!

Dear Charlie,

We just wanted to let you know we all had an amazing time this weekend, and the villa you found for us was absolutely perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the garden & pool, and took advantage of the couches in the living room when the rain poured on Sunday. Alas we did not enjoy the fabulous dining room, but hope to at some stage in the future.

I would like to think that some day soon we will return with families to this wonderful casa. Please pass on our gratitude also to the owners who were extremely helpful.

Many thanks again,

----- Original Message -----
To: charlie@tourismcatalonia.com
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 7:19 PM
Subject: Casanova de Ferrando

Dear Charlie

Together with my husband and 2 children, I have just returned from a week at Casanova de Ferrando (we were guests of the Klepper family).

Well I just want to tell you what a FABULOUS time we have had there. We thought the house and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. I can't convey just how wonderful we thought the house and the swimming pool were.

I should be very grateful if you would please forward this email to the owner. We will heartily recommend this property to family and friends and thoroughly look forward to returning !

Very best regards
Nicola Blackwell

----- Original Message -----
From: ron peterson
To: tourism@catalonia.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: money and shopping


Thanks for checking back. Everything worked out fine and the owners were very helpful. The house is wonderful and we have all had a great time. Thanks for all of your help. We would certainly recommend Casa Nova de Ferrando to friends.

Best regards,
Ron y Peggy

----- Original Message -----
From: Emer Brady
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: Casa Nova de Ferrando, July 2 to 9

Hi Charlie,

We all had a wonderful time in Casa Nova de Ferrando. The house, gardens and pool were magnificent: the photos just could not possibly do it justice!

The owners were really welcoming when we arrived, and very discreet during our stay. The extra touches like washing-up liquid/dishwasher powder under the sink, and the cool beer in the fridge was much appreciated.

Our party consisted of 6 adults, and 8 children. The children ranged in age from 15 down to 3. They all made themselves at home very quickly, and had a ball.

With so many different seating areas both inside and out, everyone seemed to be able to find their own space.

As the swimming pool is fenced off from the house, it was very easy to ensure the kid's safety too.

The village too was perfect. We managed to find all the ingredients there for wonderful barbeques at the house (The deli was excellent). We were very surprised at the excellent facilities available in the community centre. Good food; computers for the older kids, and an outdoor play area for the little ones added up to a very plesant evening for all. The locals were also quite welcoming, and even taught us some Catalan!

All in all we had a super week. The only regret we all had, was that 1 week was too short! We have vowed to return though.

My little 3 year old is already asking when are we going back to 'our' holiday house in Spain!!

Charlie, a special word of thanks to you, for your 'straight talking' honest description of the house. From the minute I got in touch with you, you made booking this holiday (and getting there) very easy.


----- Original Message -----
From: philip matthews
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: Ferrando, another two weeks in summer 2005 - how was it?

Hi Charlie

Everything was great. The new dining room is spot on. Excellent idea and we got great use from it.

Thanks to you and the owners
Speak again soon

----- Original Message -----
From: Wilma.Ruschke
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:17 PM
Subject: AW: Casanova de Ferrando 11.06.-18.06.05

Hello Charlie,

sorry, the time is running!! The week at Casanova de Ferrando was for the group very nice. It was a wonderful time and we would like to visit it again.

All the best for you
and I will write again

Yours Wilma Ruschke

----- Original Message -----
From: Cobla La Principal d'Amsterdam
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Ferrando, July 9 to 30, 2005, again!

Joris is leader of the famous Cobla band from Amsterdam and I was thrilled to see a reportage on him and his fine orchestra on Catalan TV the other day.

Hola Charlie,

Aha, yes, I heard they broadcasted it this week. We'll ask TV3 to send us a copy of it.

The stay in Casanova de Ferrando was excellent again, this year!

The new dining room was terrific. Luckily (?) we didn't have to use it, thanks to the ever shining Catalan sun.

Next year there will be no Catalan tour for us. Perhaps in 2007 once more.

We'll keep in touch,
Best regards, also for Magi and Montserrat,
Joris Vermeulen