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Girardu – Home 1479658 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Girardu – Home 1479658

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

INTRODUCING GIRARDU, BY JULES

“Following a private pathway I walked through welcoming white painted doors into a small hall. My first impression of the house was really “sweet” wth character and homely. It's opean plan living space is characterised by charming period stone arches throughout that join the space in a natural way. Girardu has embelished its period features whilst combining these tastfully with complementary, modern furnishings.

It's hard to believe such a hidden gem is so close to town. I could imagine many lazy days at home with only a short walk into Victoria to claim the best of both worlds.” JULES

GROUND FLOOR

The lounge area as you walk in is a homely retreat for relaxation. It has a flat screen TV and WIFI. Through open stone arches is a spacious dining area with classic farmhouse kitchen. Light fills the space from terrace doors to the pool and terrace. This is a private hidden retreat.

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INTRODUCING GIRARDU, BY JULES

“Following a private pathway I walked through welcoming white painted doors into a small hall. My first impression of the house was really “sweet” wth character and homely. It's opean plan living space is characterised by charming period stone arches throughout that join the space in a natural way. Girardu has embelished its period features whilst combining these tastfully with complementary, modern furnishings.

It's hard to believe such a hidden gem is so close to town. I could imagine many lazy days at home with only a short walk into Victoria to claim the best of both worlds.” JULES

GROUND FLOOR

The lounge area as you walk in is a homely retreat for relaxation. It has a flat screen TV and WIFI. Through open stone arches is a spacious dining area with classic farmhouse kitchen. Light fills the space from terrace doors to the pool and terrace. This is a private hidden retreat.

FIRST FLOOR

There is an external stone staircase to the first floor in addition to a narrow one from the hall. Leading up to terrace doors, the outside entrance and landing is a mirror of downstairs. Girardu has retained the antique original period tiles throughout. Bedroom 1 is found along the landing with 2 single beds and an en suite shower. Bedroom 2 is the same, single beds and en suite shower room and sweeping views of the countryside. At the other end of the corridor you'll find bedroom 3 with a double bed and en suite shower. The traditional tiles add character and colour to the bedrooms which are well furnished.

Girardu provides ideal accommodation for families and couples alike.

About Jules Gozo Holidays

We know just how good a holiday on Gozo can be. That’s why we do all we can to make sure you experience it at its very best.

We’re not like other holiday companies. We know where our specialities lie: in this one perfect spot in the Mediterranean. To the guests who choose to holiday in Gozo with us, that makes a big difference.

It makes a difference because they know that, whatever Gozo experience they want, whatever time of year they want to visit, we can find it and tailor it. That’s true whether you’re a fun-seeking family, a couple in search of the perfect spot to unwind, or you have a request that’s a little more out of the ordinary (weddings on Gozo are something of a speciality!).

Location description from manager

The Island of Gozo region

THE ISLAND OF GOZO

Let me tell you about the Mediterranean's best kept secret.

5km North West of Malta and south of Sicily, the small island is 9 miles long and 5 miles wide – the equivalent of Manhattan! It was first inhabited in 50000 BC when farmers from nearby Sicily crossed the Mediterranean and settled. Today it has about 27 000 residents. Not just a summer gem, it's a worthy all-year destination.

Fondly regarded as having “stood still”, Gozo has managed to preserve its traditional ways whilst adapting to the future. The island is relaxing, peaceful and “laid back”, compared to Malta. It is rural and green with beautiful countryside landscapes and coastal views. For a small island, Gozo has a big personality, rich in folk law, history and culture. Rustic, charming, and charismatic with a warm hospitality, describes Gozo. Unique and authentic, the Gozo experience lures visitors back time after time. “Foodies” are also drawn to the island by the variety of excellent fresh and flavoursome Mediterranean Gozitan cuisine. Its wineries also produce some of the most respected wines.

Gozo's main town is Victoria where you'll find a hive of activity. There are many café's, bars, restaurants and shops, a Culture Centre and the Citadel, Victoria's Cathedral. There are 2 shopping arcades, each with a supermarket open all day. Pjazza Independenza is Victoria's main square, shared by a morning market and number of open air café's. It is normally found buzzing with the chatter of locals and tourists enjoying a coffee or Cisk. Great for people watching.

Victoria is surrounded by 13 smaller towns and villages. Some of these also have small rural hamlets. Arriva now operates an extended service with bus stops in all villages. You can either catch a bus to a neighbouring village or to Victoria where the main bus terminus is located. From here, there is a network of routes to all villages making it possible to see the island by bus. It is a very cheap way to get around (a one day ticket is currently €2.60). Gozo has also introduced a “Hop on, Hop off Bus”. A great leisurely way to see all of Gozo.

BEACHES

There are five main beaches on Gozo and many smaller bays and coves. Beaches include;

Xlendi it is possible to swim in a small sandy beach or paddle, dive and snorkel off surrounding rocks. Xlendi is an excellent dive site, a thriving fishing village and small harbour.

Malsaforn has one of the best known bays and buzzes with a hype of activity in summer months. Restaurants and bars surround the turquoise Mediterranean, serving local cuisine such as Gbejniet (cheese), fresh local fish and rabbit. Lampuki is a seasonal speciality. As migrating fish, they pass the island in autumn.

Ramla is Gozo's largest, yet unspoilt and beautiful beach dating back to Roman times. It is a vast blanket of red sand, ideal for sun worshipers. The sea is shallow and perfect for children.
San Blas is a delightful little beach of red sand. Of exceptional charm, it is quaint, idyllic. Quite secluded, it always escapes the crowds
Dahlet Qorrot beach is quaint and you can swim from rocks on both sides in crystal clear water. Fishermen use this tranquil bay as a base and boats can be seen bobbing quietly on the sea.
The Azure Window at San Lawrenz is a popular feature on the tourist map. It is a natural arch formed out of the sea millions of years ago when a limestone cave collapsed,

RELIGION AND HISTORY

Religion and culture play a significant role in life on Gozo. The Saints are the focus of worship both past and present. For such as small island, Gozo has a high concentration of churches - forty six in total. Each village has a unique church. So impressive, they say is the church dome in Xewkija is larger than St Paul's in London!

Every year, Gozo celebrates its Saints by organising spectacular feasts throughout the summer months. Each town and village will host a splendid “festa” with celebrations every weekend from late May to mid-September. Each festa is organised in honour of the patron saint to whom the parish is dedicated. These are lively celebrations with colourful illuminations, brass bands, processions and plenty of fireworks. The façade of the village church and main streets are dressed with thousands of twinkling lights. Scenes we may compare to a major street party – but times a thousand.

Other churches and temples of historic acclaim include Ta' Pinu Church. This is Gozo's national shrine and most iconic church. Legend has it that Ta' Pinu touched many with its mysterious powers and today, is a world renowned relic. Also parts of Gozo's heritage are a number of historic temples. The Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, a World Heritage Site, are the oldest freestanding temples in the world. Dating back to 3500BC, they are attributed to a mythical giantess.

CLIMATE

The temperatures are typical of a lovely Mediterranean climate and long warm summer. Warmer temperatures appear as early as March and climb steadily as months of April and May are very pleasant. June can offer hot climate with July through to September being the hottest – average temperature 30C/86F. As we would expect, August is the hottest. October is a great time to visit if you're looking for less heat but a pleasant sunny climate. Although lesser temperatures November to February, these months can still offer as many days of 5 – 6 hours of pleasant sunshine.

Victoria

VICTORIA

Victoria is the Capital of Gozo and was renamed in 1987 by the British government to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (at the request of the then Bishop of Malta). Many Gozitan's still refer to it by its old name, Rabat – the old suburb. In the heart of Victoria lies the Citadella (Citadel) or Cathedral which remains a focal point dating back to the Bronze Age (1500 BC). Its south flank was later reconstructed under the Knights of St John (1599 – 1603). Massive walls of fortification were built to protect village communities from pirates attempting to take slaves and any threat of invasion.

Today, Victoria is a hive of activity with many places of interest. There are a number of museum's including one of Archaeology, the Cathedral, Folklore and National Science. There are two opera houses also. Pjazza Independenza is Victoria's main square, shared by a morning market and number of open air café's. The Square is normally buzzing with the chatter of locals and tourists enjoying a coffee or Cisk. Great for people watching! George's Basillica (church) is located in an adjacent square amongst a cobweb of narrow windy streets – some of the oldest on Gozo. They are home to many petite local shops. Republic Street is the main road that runs through the centre of Victoria. Either side are shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and 2 shopping arcades. Each arcade has a supermarket open all day. The main bus terminus is here with a network of routes to all villages.

Victoria has five exhilarating feasts every each year. The two main festas are the feast of Saint George (of the Basillica) and of Saint Mary, devoted to the Cathedral of the Citadel.

NEARBY BEACHES

The farmhouse is short drive from a number of beaches. Dwerja Bay is close by, together with the Azure Window – a natural arch with a table-like rock over the sea. The stunning geography of the area was created thousands of years ago when two limestone's collapsed, forming the window. It has been featured in a number of films, including Clash of the Titans (1981). Unfortunately, the arch of the window is disintegrating, as large pieces of rock keep falling from the arch. Dwejra is a tourist village that belongs to the town of St Lawrence. The bay has dramatic seascapes and a rocky shoreline renowned for its geology, wildlife and fascinating underwater scenery.

Malsaforn Bay is also close by. It is a more lively resort and popular with both locals and visitors alike. It is the most developed resort on Gozo as far as commercial development goes on the Island. A promenade surrounding the bay makes a popular evening stroll. A good selection of bars and restaurants hug the bay serving a variety of local cuisine, commended for excellent fresh seafood and local vegetables (I've even experienced working in the kitchen alongside Chef Victor of the respected IL – Kartel on the seafront!)

LOCAL AMENITIES

There are many bars, restaurants, cafés and shops within walking distance to Victoria.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the manager

Jules Gozo Holidays
Response rate:
45%
Calendar updated::
03 Apr 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 May 2015. Located in Island of Gozo, the average weekly rate varies from £950 to £1550.

The Manager has a response rate of 45% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Apr 2017.

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