House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A beautifully converted house of character in Xewkija Gozo overlooks a large plain of fields and a distant sea view from the back, also meets with the horizon. It is located in a quite area and with 5 bedrooms it is ideal either for a quite family break or for a relaxing holiday with your friends. Conversion of this house is a combination of rustic and modern style.
As you go in through the entrance, guests are welcome by a hall with a staircase followed by a doorway which leads to the rest of the house.
On the way out of the entrance hall one will find a sitting room equipped with a TV and telephone followed by a well-lit sun roofed room providing plenty of light and next to that, is a double bedroom. Moving on, the next room is a kitchen combined with a dining room also having a bathroom with a Jacuzzi from where the sight of the local pool next to the bathroom can be enjoyed while relaxing in peace. On the other side of the pool area is another bedroom with a garden next to it. Further in through the garden is a back terrace where one can enjoy a vast view of fields and distant sea.
At the top of the staircase leading to the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms, one with 2 bunk beds and also has a door leading to a balcony overlooking the main road. Next to this room there's a bedroom with two single beds and again next to it there is a 3rd bedroom with two single beds. From this room you can enjoy a very nice country view.
Food packs are available on arrival for a stay of more than 5 nights
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mgarr ix-xini Bay 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Island of Gozo region
Xewkija, which is situated between G?ajnsielem and the capital town, Victoria, is the oldest village in Gozo. It became the first parish outside Victoria on 27 November 1678. It was separated from the Matrix by Bishop Glormu Molina and Dun Grezz Farrugia from Valletta, became its first parish priest. It became the first district 'contrada' to be known as 'casale' or village.
The name is derived from the Maltese word "Xewk", meaning "thistles" or "thorns". Xewkija is famous for its church, The Rotunda, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It is the Seat of the Knights of the Order of St. John, and was built from Maltese stone by local masons and craftsmen. It is the largest in Gozo and its dome dominates the village. Its architect was Joseph D'Amato. It replaced an older church.
On the site where the present church is, it was said that there was a stone known as 'Maqghad ix-Xih'. Near it there is a small ancient chapel known as Madonna tal-Hniena (Our Lady of Charity) which was dedicated to San Bartilimew. The tower of Santa Cecilja had been in the limits of Xewkija. There is another tower with the oldest sundial in Xewkija. Remains of Tinghi Tower disappeared in the last century. These towers date back to 1613. A 14th century tower used by the Grandmasters as a summer residence, the Tower of Gorgion, was demolished during the Second World War to make way for a temporary airport.
A marble slab of Majmuna with an Arabic inscription dating back to 1173 was found in Xewkija. It commemorates the death of an Arab girl named Sarah, who died in Xewkija. The inscription is carved in a thick marble slab, on the underside of which there is a pagan symbol. Brother Gabrijel D'Alappo translated it into Italian and it was later translated into Maltese. It was sent to the Public Library in Malta in 1845 and brought to the Gozo National Museum in 1960.
The Banda Prekursur (Precursor Band) is the ...... organization in Xewkija. It was set up on 13 May 1929. Lorenzo Zammit Haber, Marcell Mercieca, Giuseppe Buttigieg, Giovanni Haber and Tomaso Attard were among its founders. Mr. Lorenzo Zammit Haber was first President and Secretary.
The coat of arms of Xewkija is a shield on a gold background with a red horizontal strip between two thorns, one above and one below.
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