Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Where can you holiday? In a property, which was built in 1890 retaining all the antique period features you would expect to find in a period property of this stature that captures a truly relaxing ambience that welcomes you from the moment you walk in.
Welcome to ‘Ta Kristina’ Guaranteed!!! To knock you down a few gears and work her magic in giving you a very special and memorable break within one of the quaintest Maltese villages on Malta.
In summery this property and location offers you the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday modern living we are subject to and I’m sure will work its charm on the most fast paced of us, a relaxing ambiance is for sure what ‘Ta’ Kristina’ will deliver, she awaits your company!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blue Grotto 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malta International Airport 7 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
This is a truly authentic Maltese period property that has been professionally renovated with careful attention to detail in retaining and displaying the features of which were common place in the 1800’s. Upon entrance to this majestic property one is greeted with a most enchanting sitting room, which leads both to the Pool Deck area and to a very impressive dining/kitchen area, expressing its bygone personality with its vaulted limestone ceiling.
The kitchen comes fully equipped to please the enthusiastic chef. The Pool deck area is private and offers that all important alfresco dining experience or just relax in the warm Mediterranean sun. Just off the Pool deck one will find a toilet and wash hand basin.
To the 1st floor you will find 3 bedrooms one of which has en-suite with shower cubicle a bathroom with bathtub and his & her sinks The master bedroom boast limestone walls and very high ceiling that certainly has that grandeur feeling to soothe you off to sleep after a hard days holidaying! All bedrooms come with an air conditioning unit to ensure you have no sticky nights in the summer or a heater setting to take that chill off those rare chilly winter evenings.
• Fully Equipped Kitchen
• English/Italian/Maltese Channels
• Extensive Living Space
• Impressive Period Architecture
Property will be cleaned and prepared prior to your arrival, fresh bed linen and towels are provided per 7 night stay. A fresh set of bed linen and towels will be left for stays over 10 nights or subsequent 7 night stays. It is expected that you leave the property in a clean and tidy order.
• 1 Beach Towel 1 Bath Towel & 1 Hand Towel provided per 7 day stay, per guest.
|Further details outdoors||
• Private Pool
• BBQ (Brick Constructed)
• Table and Chairs
• Our ‘Meet & Greet’ English speaking representative will check you In and Out.
• Welcome Food Pack available on Request.
• Internet available on Request.
• Cot & High Chair available on Request.
• Car Hire booking assistance on Request.
• Transfers to Property available on Request.
• Directions to Property available on Request.
The Island of Malta region
Malta – offers the perfect holiday destination for all kinds of people, whether a Family Holiday, Romantic Getaway a leisure or business trip. Weather is some of the best in terms of sunshine you will find in the Mediterranean in given its most southerly geographical position. In brief summery Malta offers excitement in Water Sports, Scuba Diving, Exotic Locations, Historical Prevalence, Superb Beaches, excellent food and lots of varied Entertainment to please all kinds of taste.
Malta – the very name conjures up thoughts of the George Cross and enough historical sights to keep you busy for a month, however there’s so much more to this little beauty than a fascinating past. These days you’re just as likely to hear about its film locations and nightlife as you are its history and culture. Hollywood epics such as Troy, Gladiator and Alexander were all filmed on the island’s sunny shores.
And world famous artist such as Sting, Brian Adams, Tom Jones have graced Malta. But though Malta’s image is changing fast, its breathtaking beauty and English speaking locals remains one of the key ingredients that draws people back year after year. Wherever you go, the island’s eye-popping scenery provides a sigh-inducing backdrop.
And as for all that history, with so much of the past still visible today, there’s no wonder it’s known as an open-air museum. Travel back in time to discover Malta’s mysterious prehistory. Retrace the footsteps of St Paul. Or see where the Knights of St John defended Christendom. But Malta is no regular museum. Here life is lived to the full, so be prepared to get stuck into the Mediterranean way of life.
Throw yourself into carnivals and village festa’s make the most of the island’s packed calendar of events. If you’re looking for a destination that offers more than just a suntan, Malta will definitely deliver beyond your expectations!
Qrendi is one of the very few remaining traditional Maltese villages having narrow winding streets with courtyard houses, the village is set around fields that offer beautiful rural walks and one of which that takes you to the seashore of the Blue Grotto a definite must to visit.
The village entered the realm of written history with the rolls of obligations for militia service in 1417 - when 26 ‘households’, no doubt the substantial farms, were recorded; the names of the householders were in about half of the instances the same as surnames in the village today.
However, Qrendi was a habited site from much earlier. Within the bounds of the village are the magnificent temples of Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, which reach back to about 3800 BC, of which places them as with other Temple Age remains, among the oldest freestanding structures in the World. Remains of shaft graves, field catacombs, and other archaeological evidence testify also to long-ago habitation.
Qrendi retains other links with the past; in Tower Street there is an octagonal tower which was a sottoposto, or subsidiary garrison of the Knights for protection of the area from marauders. Later a ring of lookout towers on the coast was built by the Knights, and Qrendi has two, one at Wied iz-Zurrieq, which serves now as police post, which still possesses its original cannon on the roof, and the other, Torri Hamrija is on the coast of Hagar Qim Archaeological Park.
When the British arrived in 1800 Qrendi was put under a Magistrate, a Luogotenente, and these persons were equipped with a walled garden for their sustenance. This garden was built on the authority of Sir Alexander Ball the civil commissioner, and is known as “Il-Gnien Tal-Kmandant”. This is kept in repair and is well worth a visit.
In the first days of July and in mid August the Band Clubs stage elaborate ‘Festas’, week-long religious festivals with musical performances, processions, street parties, and lots of fireworks and pyrotechnic exhibitions. There are also several lesser ‘fieras’ and celebrations. The fireworks are made locally in two firework ‘factories’, by volunteers, who work all year round to ensure that a spectacular display is presented.