About the home
Set on the edge of a small hamlet, a traditional 17 th century farmhouse which has been restored to a high standard whilst retaining its original features. The spacious accommodation is based around a central courtyard which leads on to a walled garden area with a large swimming pool (11X5m). It has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and is a short distance from some of the most picturesque parts of the island's coastline. There is Satellite TV, Hi-fi, DVD player, Wireless Broadband, Solar water heater, and air-conditioned bedrooms (optional) operated by pr-paid cards available from Pawla, the housekeeper, on arrival.
The groundfloor level has an open-plan well appointed kitchen and dining area, and a large living room. Both these rooms are spacious with many traditional features, and have french windows leading directly on to the large courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining and barbecue, and with substantial plantings of bougainvillea, jasmine, passion flower, honeysuckle, and other shrubs. There is a utility room with shower, toilet, sink, and washing machine. A gateway leads down to the garden and pool area which is private with open views and sunny position.
The upstairs accommodation leads off a fine arched walkway with wonderful views. There is an impressive master bedroom with its original split-level birthing room , and two further double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. In addition, there are three fold-up single beds available if needed, There is a well-appointed and spacious family bathroom. An intriguing stone spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to the bedrooms level and the roof terrace with spectacular views of the island. The house is situated a short walking distance from the nearest shops ,restaurants and amenities.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Dwejra, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
- Property also has 3 foldaway single beds that can be used anywhere in the house in addition to the beds in bedrooms . A cot and high chair are available
- Lounge and kitchen/dining room are very spacious and can seat 8+.
Fans are provided in every room.
- Air conditioning (optional) in all bedrooms and is operated by pr-paid cards available from Pawla, the housekeeper, on arrival. Heaters provided for the winter months. Beach towels are provided.
Satellite TV, HI-Fi, DVD player, WI-fI Internet.
Further details outdoors:
Beautiful large central courtyard with lush plantings.
Separate shower room for the pool
Panoramic views from the terraces, including distant sea views
Rental rates are based on up to six people staying.There is a supplement of £90 per additional person per week.
Welcome pack provided on arrival
Maid service between lets only. Extra help for cleaning etc. during lets is available from Pawla, the house keeper, but there will be an extra hourly charge - please negotiate with her and pay her directly.
25% deposit is required to confirm your booking and the balance is payable ten weeks before arrival. Payment can be made through direct bank transfers or cheques in sterling in the UK, and direct bank transfers in Euro to our bank in Malta.
A security deposit of £250 or €300 is required before your arrival .This will be refunded within two weeks of your departure subject to a satisfactory property inspection
The Island of Gozo region
Gozo is an enchanting, and relatively unspoiled, Maltese island where life moves at a leisurely pace. It is greener and more rural than Malta, having a magnificent and tranquil landscape with deep valleys and picturesque hilltop villages with imposing baroque parish churches and charming rustic farmhouses. The dramatic coastline has tiny creeks, turquoise bays, majestic rock formations, stretches of limestone criss-crossed with salt pans, and high cliffs falling in sheer drops into the clear waters.
There are excellent safe beaches of red sand, particularly at Ramla Bay and San Blas Bay, and many other secluded places for swimming, diving, and snorkelling. Ramla is Gozo's largest sandy bay and one of the most beautiful on the Maltese Islands. The beach here is of a deep, reddish-gold hue. The bay is surrounded by countryside and nestles below steep terraced hills and the mythical Calypso's Cave.
Ramla Bay has been voted by international travel journalists as one of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. Gozo's longest and best red sand beach offers splendid views, a summer snack bar, water sports, sun beds and umbrellas. Due to its popularity it does get a bit crowded so if you can get there early. Its sister beach San Blas is considered even more beautiful by many and is much more secluded.
The tiny island of Comino has some of the clearest waters and best swimming in the Mediterranean, as well as boasting a series of enchanting inlets and crystal caves.
There is a lot to see and explore on the island, for example, there is the imposing Citadel with its numerous museums, the Gaantija megalithic temples dating from about 3600 BC, Ta Pinu Basilica which is a famous centre of pilgrimage, and the spectacular natural phenomena of the Inland Sea and Azures Window at Dwejra. The people are welcoming and friendly, and, if you want to get away from it all, you can. Gozo has all the essential ingredients that make it an ideal relaxing holiday destination.
Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, are one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta. The origins of Ggantija date back to the Ggantija phase (3600 – 3200 B.C.). John Otto Bayer was the first to excavate the temples in 1827. Extensive archaeological and restoration work was carried out in the early 20th century to ensure their preservation.
Gozo boasts three main ports: Xlendi, Marsalforn and Mgarr. Both Xlendi and Marsalforn are only used for small pleasure boats making them excellent night spots for eating out. They are also home to the islands only night clubs, one of which has been converted from a 16 c castle. Marsalforn is a stretch of beach lined with small bars and restaurants and is only a small drive away from the islands salt pans, which are a great spot for bbq's and watching evening sunsets.
Xlendi is also a great place to eat out and features magnificent views from a stepped walk up the cliffs. It has many places great for swimming and starts getting lively early evening.
The Gharb area
Found in the Gharb area is the Inland sea, Azures Window and Dwejara boast some of the most spectacular natural features on the island. These magnificent sites are just moments from Gharb. This location is renowned for excellent swimming and diving.
Another site not to be missed is the main church in the village square in Gharb. it has fantastic carvings in the Baroque style.
How to get there
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Transfers from the airport to the island and back can be arranged.
Car hire can also be arranged, with hatchbacks, family saloons and jeeps available.
Flights are available from around £99 per adult if booked online. Please try the listed sites for up to date deals:
Activities near Gharb
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
22 Jan 2013
We have now wisited this wonderful farmhouse 3 times in the last years, latest now in oct/nov 2012, and all times have been fantastic. This converted farmhouse has very good qualities and is a pleasure to stay in. When you first see the house in a narrow street in Gharb, it is hard to imagine the perfect setting with a view over Gozo landscape, with hilltops, willages, cathedals and local life. The view can even be seen from the nice pool.
The farmhouse have a roomy kitchen with all you need, including a table where we at the most were dining 9 together. The livingroom is cosy, partly because of the arc-construction and also because of the tasteful inventory. There is a television ( with wifi-connection and lots of channels, if you need it). The bedrooms upstairs are accessed from the open arched gallery (where the view is even better). They are of different sizes, but even the smallest is roomy enough for two. You can access the gallery from the yard, but there is also a carved stone spiral staircase directly fom the kitchen.
Not only is this a wonderful house, but the island of Gozo is also magic. If you like to go for walks, it is hard to find better. And we also did a lot of swimming in the sea. Not to forget all the willages nice restaurants....
20 Jan 2013
We have stayed in villas with pools on Gozo many times and have voted Gharb villa are favorite, so much so, that immediately on our return, we have booked again for spring 2013. On a slight elevation at the edge of the village, the villa has lots of usable, and interesting areas, ideal for alfresco dining, evening drinks, stone walled courtyard and barbaque area with arches, step down to a fantastic (gated} pool area that can be closed off from young children when needed. The villa is fully equipped for all self catering, cooking and barbecuing needs. Car hire is essential especially if you like to eat out ,but you can be at numerous lovely little bays, villages, towns and interesting places within a ten to fifteen minute leisurely drive. The island is lovely, the people are lovely, the villa is lovely. can't wait.....
06 Oct 2012
This is a lovely house on an unspoilt island – just perfect. The accommodation has everything you could need and has been done up to a very high standard – the sculptures dotted around the place helping to make it feel quite special. The house has, like the island, almost an ancient Biblical air with its bougainvillea-lined inner courtyard, the open corridor that connects the rooms on the upper floor and the arches everywhere. The kitchen is well-appointed (though with lots of great fish restaurants, we ate out a lot), the charming pool area is surrounded by plants and the view out onto Gharb in the valley below is lovely at sundown. There are all the facilities you could need, with two bathrooms, washing machine, TV and wifi, it was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the housekeeper was very helpful. The owner set up transfers and organised car hire for us ahead of time and everything went like clockwork. Gozo itself is a small, mercifully peaceful island and it's it's a very easy place in which to put your brain in neutral. The restaurants are good, not too pricey and the two biggest coastal towns Xlendi and Marsalforn (they're not big) are nice places for an evening stroll. We hired a speedboat from Xlendi – a lot of fun! There's great walking if you can be bothered and the beach at San Blas is one of the nicest we've experienced in the Med. Altogether a rather magical place.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||6 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1045||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1495||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 1045||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||6 Oct 13||5 Jan 14||£ 795||-||-||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.
Rental rates are for up to six people. Please note: for more than six people there is a supplement of £90 per extra person per week.
SECURITY DEPOSIT : £250 (300 Euros). This is refundable, subject to a satisfactory property inspection, usually within ten days of departure.
Fans are provided in every room.
Air Condition in every bedroom (optional) operated by pre-paid cards available from the Housekeeper on arrival.
Periods of rental for less than a week may be subject to a surcharge.Enquire now
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