Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13
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 email@example.com)
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Xatt L-Ahmar|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Luqa|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or 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
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...
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.