Tal-Bjar Marvelous villa
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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated in the small tranquil village of San Lawrenz, Gozo, this marvelous villa is one of a kind. It has country and sea views from pool area, and from 3 of its 4 bedrooms. All 3 bedrooms on 1st floor are air conditioned on pay-per-use system. The villa has been recently renovated to the highest standards, to create a home which has kept its traditional charm, whilst responding to modern needs. It's a real home from home. It has been furnished as a home rather than a holiday rental. A living room with cable TV, DVD player and fire-place, a dining room for 8 persons, and a fully-equipped kitchen with island, which can be used for breakfast. In the pool area, there is also a shower, a spare toilet, a BBQ. It also includes a large oval table, 2 large umbrellas, chairs and deck-chairs and sunbeds, all made of fine teak. The villa is within walking distance to 'Ta'Dbiegi' crafts village, where you can watch local craftsmen working on their skills, and purchase souvenirs. The property is accredited by Malta Tourist Authority.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 3 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Towels and linen changed weekly. House is cleaned every week.
Air conditioning is on a pay-per-use system (card meter).
Changeover day is flexible. in July/august change-over day is Saturday.
Normally, departures not later than 11.00 am and arrivals at 17.00. But, these can be arranged with the owners. When bookings are back-to-back, we need 5 to 6 hours to clean.
|Further details outdoors|
An over-flow pool with jacuzzi, enjoying views. Bbq, shower and a toilet are situated in pool area. Teak furniture, table, 8 chairs, sun beds, 2 large umbrellas compliment this villa.
About this location
The Island of Gozo region
Malta’s climate is strongly influenced by the sea and is typical of the Mediterranean. The Islands have a very sunny climate with a daily average of five to six hours sunshine in mid-winter to more than 12 hours in summer.
The charm of Gozo is apparent the moment you arrive there. Greener, more rural and smaller than Malta, life on Gozo moves at a leisurely pace. The rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture.
In winter and spring, the Island is covered with flowering herbs and lush crops. In summer, it’s awash with oleander, bougainvillea and geranium.
Gozo is steeped in myth. Thought to be the legendary Calypso’s isle of Homer’s Odyssey, it’s a peaceful, mystical backwater. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside.
Its rugged landscape and spectacular coastline await exploration. Choose from rocky inlets to red sand beaches or sail, snorkel, dive and fish. Gozo has some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites.
But there’s more. Gozo comes complete with historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas. Plus one of the archipelago’s best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ggantija. Not to mention a nightlife and cultural calendar all its own, and some great dining out.
This is a cliff top farming village, on the far west side of the island, from where a spectacular road descends through arid Countryside to Dwejra Point..
San Lawrenz is a small charming village on the western part of Gozo. It is built on a plain surrounded by three hills,Ta' Għammar, Ta' Gelmus and Ta' Dbieġi. The last mentioned, Ta' Dbieġi, rises 195 metres above sea level and is Gozo's highest point. In the limits of San Lawrenz there is also the splendid bay of Dwejra, renowned for its strange geological faults and admired by tourists and locals alike.
This picturesque village has succeeded in retaining its traditional and rural lifestyle. It has managed to open up to progress without sacrificing its natural beauty and those values and traditions, which form the identity of this charming village.
San Lawrenz is one of the two Gozitan localities that have taken their name from that of their patron saint. The other is the nearby hamlet of Santa Luċija. San Lawrenz was established a parish on 15 March 1893. Before this date, the area was known as Ta' Ċangura. Most probably the site derived its name from a local family name or nickname. The date of origin of this area is not known. However the name Ta' Ċangura can be dated back to before the tragic Siege of Gozo, that is, before July 1551.
Until San Lawrenz was declared a parish in 1893, it formed part of the neighbourhood of Għarb. However as time went by the people of San Lawrenz started to form a separate community and as a result they wanted their own church. The foundation stone for this new church was laid and consecrated by the Bishop Peter Pace on 21 November 1886. The relic of Saint Lawrence was placed under this stone. Every villager participated with great enthusiasm in the building of the church.
The village feast of San Lawrenz is celebrated each year, unimaginatively in the warmest part of our Summer, namely around the first week of August
As a hilltop village San Lawrenz may be tiny, but its long coastline is an intriguing one that records life during various epoch, from that of the Knights to pre-history. Cart ruts, long thought to be absent from western Gozo, exist at Qawra. Remains ofof a Cartiginian temple complex in use between 300BC and 100 AD survive at tal-harrux, where grafitti in a rock cut cave portray a hermit at prayer.
There is a Roman Tomb at Dwejra Bay which popular with bathers, derives its fame from a singular rock that shelters it. Few rocks can claim the historical prominence of this 65 meter high megalith known as Gebla tal -General( General's rock) or Fungus Rock.
The importance comes from a minute plant that has been mistaken for fungus. Botanically known as Cynomorium Coccineum, the mysterious red plant with tiny flowers was once believed to have great healing powers. It was applied to cure various sicknesses, diseases and internal injury symptoms
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3 Dec 2014
"Tal-Bjar Farmhouse, Beautiful!"
Had the privilege of spending a few days at Tal-Bjar Farmhouse in San Lawrenz, GOZO. Visualize living in a beautiful victorian era castle and you might get an idea. Very well equipped with all your … More
28 Oct 2014
"Beautiful Villa in Gozo with Exceptional West Facing Sea Views"
Tal-Bjar was the perfect villa for an extended family holiday including grandparents and teenagers - as everyone loved it! The house has a great atmosphere as soon as you arrive in the beautiful, welc… More
6 Oct 2014
"Lovely Farm House with sunset views on Gozo"
We visited Tal-Bjar for the second time in our autumn holiday and found it as beautiful and charming as ever. In fact, the one drawback that I noted in my previous review, the lack of AC in the bedroo… More
13 Aug 2014
"Perfect stay on Gozo"
Our stay as a family at Tal-Bjar was very nice. The house and the pool were perfect and well maintained. The people, as well as the owners are very kind. During our stay (the first week of august), th… More
7 Aug 2014
"Lovely villa in Beautiful location"
We've been holidaying in Gozo for many years and love the tranquiltiy of the island combined with dramatic coastline and clear waters.We had a great journey from the UK with no issues and a fanta… More
20 Jul 2014
"what a wonderful place - an exceptional house with no attention to detail spared. The best on Gozo yet.."
We had a wonderful week in a fantastic house. Having visited gozo on many occasions this is our best house to date. It is of a very high standard (consistent with many european villas we have stayed… More
7 Jul 2014
"Unforgettable holiday in Gozo"
We had an idyllic holiday in Gozo staying in this beautiful villa, converted from a farmhouse. Although there were eight of us (four adults and four children) the villa is spacious with en-suite in e… More
27 Jun 2014
"Relaxing Holiday in beautiful Villa"
We really enjoyed our stay in Tal Bjar Villa for one werk in June 14. The Villa is very spacious and well equiped. The highlight is the pool area with the pool and the wonderful view to the Medditerr… More
6 Jun 2014
My family and I have just spent 1 week at tal bjar. The villa is beautiful and spacious, the pool area has lots of space with plenty of loungers and seating. The view is breathtaking and you never t… More
24 Oct 2013
"Wonderful farmhouse with superb pool area overlooking farmland and the Med"
I can thourougly recommend this beautifuly renovated farmhouse in quiet and charming San Lawrenz. The house suited our needs perfectly and easily accommodated two families with four kids/youngsters. E… More
Air conditioners are now available in 3 bedrooms on first floor, on pay-per-use system.
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