Stunning 16th Century Farmhouse, Cardedeu, Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
There are very few places across the world that match the beauty and charm of Catalonia. On offer here is a fascinating and unique opportunity for someone to be part of the history of this glorious place by investing in this breath-taking Farmhouse.
Known as Can Ribes and located in the wonderful Cardedeu area of the region, this historic site has three amazing buildings, 20 bedrooms, a stunning terrace area and is set on a 30,000 m2 protected wooded area. With an estimated 30 rooms in total, this property offers potential owners plenty of room to be creative and put their own unique influence on the place. All that is missing from this wonderful property is someone with the vision and ambition to transform it into a spectacular commercial or residential project.
This site not only offers a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live but also the chance to venture into the lucrative and ever-growing holiday rental market, in which Catalonia continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the world. Cardedeu is not only a wonderful area itself, thanks mainly to its historic past and amazing natural scenery but is also a good base from which to discover the endless other wonders of this famous area such as Girona and the glorious Barcelona, which is just 30 minutes away by car. As well as being surrounded by glorious Spanish countryside, Cardedeu has the added advantage of being just 20 minutes away from many of the regions stunning beaches and coastal areas.
As well as its historical links, another huge draw in the holiday rental market is the fact that this area is a hotbed for various sports and leisure activities, with many excellent walking/cycling/fishing areas. Golf fans will not be let down either golf with many beautiful courses all nearby the area such as Golf La Roca (just 2 miles away) and Club de Golf Vallromanes (just 9 miles away). Motorsports fans will be delighted by the fact that the property is just 20 minutes away from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which host the Spanish F1 Grand Prix every year.
Football fans will also be intrigued by the fact the that the property is just 40 minutes away from the home stadium of FC Barcelona, the iconic Camp Nou.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise both locally, with numerous buses, taxis and train stations nearby, and internationally with Girona Airport just 31 miles away and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport just 36 miles away.
Can Ribes is a farmhouse on the edge of the A-7 motorway that goes from Barcelona to La Jonquera, on the southern slope of a hill near the confluence of the Vallformes stream with the Mogent river in the municipality of Cardedeu (Valles Oriental) protected as a cultural asset of local interest.
According to Tomas Balvey, who cites Can Ribes but does not place it specifically in time, he considers it to be an incredibly old farmhouse. No historical references are known but it is believed that she was probably known by another name. Some architectural elements, such as the defence tower and the canopy arched windows, place the building in the 16th century. it is very possible that with the reforms of 1610 the process of transformation of the old farmhouse, possibly with a basilica floor plan, into the current one began. We can see the inscription of the date 1610 on the lintel of the east corner window. According to Balvey it was burned during the French War in the early nineteenth century, like many others. in 1898 it became a summer residence, although the estate continued to be cultivated, and it is at this time that the western garden, with romantic traces, is probably projected. An important part of the property was expropriated for the construction of the A-7 freeway. From the photographic documentation we know that in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the defence tower was covered with the same slope of the roof, its date of reconstruction with the current battlements is unknown.
ABOUT THE AREA
Cardedeu is a village in the comarca of Valles Oriental in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. it is near Granollers, the capital of Valles Oriental, and it is placed between Serralada Litoral and Montseny.
Cardedeu is a village of medieval origin, with the first written reference known dated in the year 941.
WiDER CATALONiA REGiON
With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels distinct from the rest of Spain, and, beyond Barcelona, its four provinces unveil an astounding wealth of natural splendour. Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and glittering lakes, plains are pock-marked with volcanic cones, rocky coves border sandy beaches and wind-blown capes give way to serene seaside paths and fertile vineyards.
The Costa Brava’s shores are its biggest lure, though travellers will also uncover medieval architecture, Jewish history and culinary wizardry in Girona, and Dali’s gloriously surreal ‘theatre-museum’ in Figueres. Sitges, on the Costa Daurada, fizzes with summer fun and Modernista mansions.
North, where the Pyrenees rise to 3000m, hiking trails weave between hushed valleys and outstanding Romanesque churches and monasteries crown lonely villages. Spinning back in time, the Roman ruins of Tarragona and Empuries rank among Spain’s most impressive, while entirely different landscapes await amid the Delta de l’Ebre’s shimmering wetlands.
Located in a friendly, well-run community
3 stunning buildings
30,000 m2 site on a protected wooded area
2460m2 built area
Approximately 20 Bedrooms
Approximately 30 rooms overall
Previously used as a summer farm
Once used by French soldiers
Close to AP7 Highway
Massive potential in Catalonia holiday rental market
Close to all essential amenities – bars, restaurants and supermarket
Only 20 minutes from many wonderful beaches
Surrounded by many outstanding golf courses including Golf La Roca (https://www.golflaroca.com/en) and Club de Golf Vallromanes (https://www.clubdegolfvallromanes.com)
Just 20 minutes away from the F1 Spanish Grand Prix Race Track- Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (https://www.circuitcat.com/es)
40 minutes away from the Camp Nou, home of the iconic FC Barcelona
Excellent local transport links
Girona Airport just 31 miles away
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport just 36 miles away