About the home
Ta' Vitor Farmhouse is situated 5 minutes away from Mgarr Harbour in the beautiful village of Ghajnsielem. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance from the local village shops, church and restaurants. Plenty of activities for everyone all year round such as country walks, diving, swimming, horse riding and cycling. Various events and village feasts are organised throughout the year in different villages around the island.
The farmhouse benefits from its own private outdoor pool, with a shallow end perfect for children. Spacious rooms full of character and authentic features makes this property the ideal place to stay for a memorable holiday in the island of Gozo...where time stood still! ****** (ALSO CAR HIRE AT FANTASTIC RATES email firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Size:||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Xatt L-Ahmar|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 9|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Four poster bed in one bedroom
Authentic antique maltese furniture in another bedroom.
Features like rubble walls, stone arches, exterior stone staircase etc.
Further details outdoors:
Outdoor pool with deck and BBQ area
Deckchairs and outdoor furniture
Four terraces some having country views and others distant sea views.
Welcome pack on arrival for foreigners
Swimming pool is not heated but can be used all year round.
Car hire at competive rates
Strictly no smoking inside. Only permitted near pool area and terraces
Running wet is not allowed inside the property
25% deposit to confirm booking
Refundable breakages deposit of 300 euros required on arrival, refunded after careful inspection by the owner.
The Island of Gozo region
Discovering Gozo is the key to discovering one of the most untouched and unique islands in the Mediterranean. Gozo is the perfect island holiday destination, a serene land where time has stood still. An all-year round destination, Gozo is ideal for beach holidays, religious or historical travel, an eco-holiday, a self-catering stay, a walking holiday or just an opportunity to get away from it all and indulge in great food, great beaches and an exceptional culture. It is also paradise for those after a diving holiday in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Gozo is many things to many different people, but above all it is truly special, tranquil and unique: the island of Myths and Miracles...
The Ghajnsielem area
Calendar of Events:
St. Joseph the Worker - 1st Sunday of May
St. Anthony's Feast - 1st Sunday of June
Our Lady of Loreto - Last Sunday of August
Jum Ghajnsielem - 10th December (Ghajnsielem Day)
Christmas Celebrations week - 2nd week of December till 3rd January (huge life size crib)
Ghajnsielem has a population of around 3,000 and is the first Gozitan village that will greet you as soon as you leave Mgarr Harbour towards the Gozitan heartland. As soon as you enter Mgarr Harbour, while still aboard the ferry, you could not help but notice the welcoming landmarks of the harbour village of Ghajnsielem. Lourdes Chapel with its sharp steeple and underlying niche of Our Lady of Lourdes, Fort Chambray on the left-hand side dominating the high grounds and, on the distant background, the towering belfry of Ghajnsielem's Parish Church. The people of Ghajnsielem are referred to as il-Ghajnsilmizi.
The name of the village is a composite of 'Ghajn' (spring of) and 'Is-sliem' (peace). This name probably refers to a natural spring which used to supply water, and subsequently modified and reconstructed by Grand Master Raymond Perellos in 1700 when he built an arcade containing nine washing basins bestowed its name to the village.
This sprint is connected with a legend about Nardu, a man from Xewkija, who returned to Gozo from slavery on the Barbary Coast. On his return he looked for his wife and daughter, Ursula. The latter being the sole survivor, he found her, by now a married woman, near this spring. Since then, the spring started to be called Ghajn is-Sliem, because Nardu found piece when he met his daughter. Another version is 'Ghajn Salem', a corrupt name for Selim, a Turkish naval commander, who compelled his crew to disembark at Mgarr and replenish their water supply from this spring every time he happened to be sailing by the Maltese Islands.
The name is first recorded as 'Hain Selem' in a notarial act drawn by Joannes Domenico Formosa on 17th February 1587.
How to get there
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From the airport drive towards Cirkewwa (approx 45min by car) then take the ferry to Gozo (this takes approx 25min).
The ferry will stop at Mgarr, Gozo where you can drive towards Ghajnsielem village which is situated 5 min away by car.
You can also book a transfer direct from the Malta International Airport all the way to Ghajnsielem Gozo, in a chauffer driven vehicle.
We can book transfers for you if you prefer (we normally quote price of transfer + ferry fees)
Activities near Ghajnsielem
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
27 Oct 2012
8 of us (ages 4 to 80) stayed at farmhouse in the first week of October. We found the farmhouse very comfortable.
It is situated in the heart of a sleepy village. there are few bars/restaurants... more
05 Sep 2012
I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do not do it justice, as everything is beautifully decorated and in perfect order.
There is ample space for a large group (easily accomodates 10 people) and each of the 5 bedrooms are tastefully decorated. Four of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms (all modern, with quality fitments & showers. The ground floor bedroom has a bathroom only a few metres away, off the main lounge area, again with quality fitments & shower.
The swimming pool and garden area is ideal for sunbathing/ relaxing all day round. The sun rises and hits the far corner of the pool area early and moves through the garden as the day progresses, so there is always an area of shade if you need it. There is a gas barbeque for anyone wishing to cook on it (we did 4 times, and it was perfect).
The farmhouse is set in a quiet residential street a few hundred metres from the local supermarket where all your provisions are available (fresh meat, cheeses, fruit & veg, frozen food and almost everything you would need to eat & drink comfortably.
Approximately 300 metres down the street is the church square where you will find a number of bars, cafes/ restauarants all at a very reasonable price (typically 4-5 euros for a pizza or burger & chips type dinner).
By the ferry harbour you will find more restaurants with very good quality food (typically 20 euros per person for a 2 or 3 course meal. The bar prices are very cheap compared to the U.K. - we had 2x Henesey Branies & cokes, 2 pints of lager, 1x Malibu & coke and a Jack Daniels & coke and it was only 11 Euros !
Gozo itself is still un-spoilt and it is probably best to have a hire car to explore the lovely beaches and villages around the island, although there are taxis and buses avaiable (although we didn't use them, as we had a car).
If you are planning on visiting Gozo, then (in my opinion) you would struggle to find a better quality accomodation than Ta' Vitor Farmhouse.
The owners ( Alice Cuschieri and her husband) are very helpful and are always available if you have any questions or need help.
16 Sep 2011
Just a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed staying at Ta'Vitor on Gozo. The house was one of the best that we have ever rented abroad, that nice mix of a traditional Maltese Farmhouse building with just the right modern touches; fitted kitchen, walk in showers and a private pool. What made a real difference was the help that the owners gave us in dealing with the few problems we encountered during our stay such as finding portable air con when granddad got too hot etc. We really miss Gozo now, the quiet tranquil beaches with excellent snorkeling and the great local restaurants and cuisine. We enjoyed the fish dishes at Xlendi and also the friendly shop owners in Ghajnsielem where we bought pastizzi, local bread and lots of local food. The Festa was awesome and we really enjoyed attending an all family celebration where everyone is happy and enjoying the spectacular fireworks and music with no fear of trouble.
We spent some great "quiet time" in the heat of the day and in the evenings at Ta Vitor, either in the pool or sat around it drinking cold Cisk and discussing what the next day would bring...always blue sky and friendly people.
Highlights for us:
Being met at the airport by the owners (Leo and Alice), when we were tired and hot, and bearing fresh pastizzi for the evening and leading us to the Gozo ferry;
Sunset over Gozo as we left Malta on the short ferry ride;
The first dip in Ta'Vitors pool to cool off with some food and cold drinks already in the fridge;
Watching the Festa from the various balconies that Ta'Vitor has.
Nothing in Malta seems to be too much trouble for the Maltese people and the world could learn a lesson from the genuinely friendly and helpful attitude shown to tourists.
Chris & Julie Gausden
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|October - March||1 Oct 11||31 Mar 12||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 13|
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|October - March||1 Oct 11||31 Mar 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Transfers from airport to Farmhouse are provided at an extra cost.
Farmhouse is cleaned before each rental but extra maid service is available upon request at an additional cost.
25% Deposit is required to confirm booking.
Full payment including refundable breakages deposit of 300 euros must be paid upon arrival.Enquire now
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