"The best holiday EVER"

Elodie Nevitt aged 5


We've made some wonderful friends and looking forward to returning next year already!

Love Caroline, Simon, Martha and Elodie Nevitt



It was fantastic! This was my favorite holiday, I'll miss Claude, Shu-Shu, Dana and Oscar a lot. Thank you for letting us look after and ride the horses!

Thanks for everything!

Sophie Chereau :)


You have been so kind! I will miss the animals a LOT! Thank you for letting us feed and ride the horses (I love them).

I also swam in the pool a lot and the beds are soo bouncy!

Thankyou for everything <3

Mia Chereau


Trés bonnes vacances. Thank you for your nice welcome, we enjoy you're amazing house



We have had a lovely holiday, relaxing week in your beautiful house. The girls enjoyed the horses and the cat and dog too! Beautiful setting, great weather, lovely pool. Thankyou to Carol, Perry, Poppy and Sophie for making us feel so welcome.

We would love to come back!

Ruth Chereau



Great place for the whole family to unwind. Something for everywone. The most relaxing break I've had in a good while. I really enjoyed the pony trekking Carol - trip down memory lane :) 

Thanks to you and all your family for such a warm welcome, and we very much enjoyed the pool and beautiful surroundings.

Julie Sime.


It's a new visitor to the Catalan, the day trips to Girona and Besalú with all their wonderful architecture and preserved history was very enjoyable along with visits to the coast, Tossa de Mar, etc. With the use of the map, they proved to be an easy car journey on excelent roads. Plus a trip on the train, local station at Caldes, is a MUST. For comfort, excelent service and price, and a model for what we should have in Britain. I could go on! We explored the small local town of Caldes on festival days. 



Thankyou Carole for all the books, I really enjoyed them.

I also enjoyed the swimming pool lots. Love to you, Perry, Poppy and Sophie.

Becky (Hannah)!



What an amazing time we have all had. We couldn't have wished for a more dream holiday! Such a beautiful place with beautiful people. We will miss you Carol, Perry, Poppy, Sophie, Oscar, Shu Shu + Dana (Claude we've not seen you!) 

We hope to see you next year, we've made some special friends.

Thank you for everything + making us all so welcome. Love Jo, Matt, Sam + Josh x<3xx<3



This holiday has been like therapy for us all. The boys have loved it and Andrew and I have ended the holiday feeling rested - a first!

The trips we went on were enjoyed by all of us (the volcanoes, Girona, the beach, Barcelona) but I think the boys would vote the Haribo factory pit shop top of the lot!

Watching the boys thrive in the water and Solomon become friends with his beloved Dana and Shoo Shoo has been very special. I think we would all say we leave today leaving friends behind us at Can Costa. Thank you for making our holiday what it was and for sharing your afternoons by the pool. One of the things we have enjoyed most is the feeling of inclusion and being welcomed for all and who we are!

All our love,

The Rettes !




I really enjoyed the horse riding and I loved the pool. I liked play with Sophie

(She really likes puzzles).


Thankyou for a wonderful week in beautiful Catalonia!

We had a really lovely time in the barn - and enjoyed meeting your family and the horses and Oscar!

Sophie was great fun with her water balloons and we are very grateful that she shared her playhouse and trampoline with Katie.


You have been extremely welcoming and very kind - especially with the dentist trips! We would love to come and stay again

- Lots of love to you all, Kim, Ross, Charlie + Katie x

we will send some photos for you of our lovely holiday x



We're very sad to be leaving today. Thank you all for such another wonderful stay. You make us feel so welcome and truly part of your family. We will go home relaxed and energised. Hope to see you soon in the not too distant future. All our love Caroline, Simon, Martha and Elodie.



Well what a lovely but eventful holiday we have had at Can Costa!

Thank you Carol and Perry for being such a support to us during a difficult time.

We have truly been able to relax and unwind.

We loved your comfortable barn in its beautiful surroundings. Ellie has enjoyed riding Shu Shu with Sophie and making friends with Oscar and Claude. Adam has loved your pool and sitting in your playhouse. Oh and we all think that the local beaches are just fab!

Thank you again and we hope to return soon! Love Linda, Paul, Ellie + Adam.



The thought of heading back home tomorrow after our time here, -when I have been able to switch off and relax- is not a happy one!

The house/barn is beautiful, and such a perfect setting-fab outlook.

As we've driven around & had days out (Besalú, Girona, Tossa del Mar etc.) we have been looking, but still not seen a house as beautiful as your own...

Thank you so much too for making James so welcome-for taking us all just as we are- AND for including us in Perry's birthday celebrations at the weekend, with amazing gfcf cake that even James could enjoy. He also, of course, fully appreciated the books, TV & videos & was delighted to find old favorites too!

If you're not on Trip Advisor yet, I intend to post a first review-a good one!

Thanks so much!

Julie & Kenny, Katie & James Ross



Thanks for a great week, spent in peaceful and wonderful surroundings with a friendly and welcoming family. We wanted for nothing and enjoyed every moment of our stay. We packed in as much as we could and would recommend a trip to nearby Girona Old Town and the further afield Vic. Wouldn't change a thing.

All the best,

Akis, Silvana & George.



A wonderful holiday in this beautiful area, Carol, Perry & Girls are the perfect hosts, generous and knoledgeble.

The 'barn' is a joy to stay in, the pool had the children entertained for hours.

Thanks helping make this a Perfect holiday.

Richard, Zoe, Imogen & Harriet.



A huge thank you for making our stay at your beautiful house so pleasureable. We really enjoyed your company + hospitality; nothing was too much trouble despite the mountain of washing we managed to generate! 

Thanks also for your kindness + thoughtfulness towards Thomas-we are sure he enjoyed his Spanish adventure!

All the best

Naomi, Sam & Thomas



Dear Carol, Perry, Poppy and Sophie,

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Your 'barn' is amazing, and Alex has enjoyed playing with the toys, trampoline, and watching Peppa Pig!

We have enjoyed our day trips, the tourist train in Girona was excellent, but the absolute highlight has been sitting and relaxing by the pool while Alex entertained himself in a safe environment.

Thank you Carol for the information on the gf/cf diet, we will certainly be implementing the diet with Alex in the very near future.

We would love to return again,

love Bryony, Chris and Alex.



We came back for a second time so this place must be good! We had a fantastic week. The girls enjoyed the pool and the horses. We loved the peaceful surroundings. Thanks to Carol + Perry again for being such great hosts -if you're still here in a couple of years we might be back!

Ruth X

Bonnes vacances/ nice house Thanks Oli



Dear Perry, Carol, Poppy + Sophie

Thank you so much for making us feel very welcome during our holiday.

We have all had a fantastic time here and will miss many things especially the lovely views and enjoying the pool.

Thanks for all your advice and for making us feel that it's o.k to have an autistic child. I will miss the afternoon pool chats!!

James + Jenson have really enjoyed the pool and are going to miss being here.

Would love to come and see you all again,

Love Jon, Lisa, James + Jenson xxxx



Dear Carol, Perry, Poppy & Sophie,

Thank you si much for this wonderful holiday. We could truly relax and have fun. I think the 'Barn' is beautiful and we felt very much at home here. We loved sitting by the pool and watching Erin and Aaron play. Erin loved Dana and Shu Shu and we were so proud of Aaron sitting with Shu Shu.

We had such a great time in Girona and Barcelona and wished we could stay longer. We will be back next year all going well.

PS. Looking forward to trying some recipes from Cake Angels and next I will be more graceful when coming off Dana.

Love Nicola, Kevin, Erin & Aaron xxx



I cannot recommend Can Costa highly enough. A mainstream resort would have been impossible for our family, but here we have been able to relax for the first time ever whilst away!

The children have had great experiences with the horses and chickens and playing in the pool, play house and woods. It's been great to have Perry and Carol to help and advise us and Sophie is a delight.

I will be recommending this holiday to all my 'special needs' friends and hope to return ourselves in the future.

The journey from England is also as short as you could hope for-which is an added bonus.

Thank you for a unique and wonderful experience!

Chris, Alex, Evan + Alana Crockett.