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“Excellent location,Peaceful,wonderful Walks,Stunning Gardens,Highly Recommend.” Take the local bus from Orca to Granada,takes around two hours but well worth the trip,cheap bus fare.
Local bar very friendly and cheap.
Walks are amazing, stunning sce
our stay at cortijo romero was one of the best holidays we have taken. the standard of the accomodation was superb, don,t worry about the lack of air conditioning you won,t need it.
all the rooms ar… More
“A warm welcome in authentic Spain.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
After a long drive through spectacular scenery, the welcome we received from Simon and David, including freshly baked bread and various jams & local wine was much appreciated. The recently renovated t… More
“A beautiful secret location hidden away in rural Spain”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
On arrival this Cortijo exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was excellent and all the rooms were beautifully furnished and decorated in a comfortable rustic style. The kitchen and bathroom w… More
“Fantastic house in a lovely area” We were greeted by Anthony on our arrival. He showed us around his beautiful house before leaving us to explore. We were provided with a welcome pack which included; milk, eggs, ham, cheese and bread and a wonderful b
The cottage was exactly as described and extremely well equipped, from the cool cellar to the rooftop terrace with its barbecue facilities and wonderful panoramic views. We loved the little pool and … More
Thank you very much for your review. It would be a great pleasure for us to have you again at Ta' Sant' Antnin farmhouse and we are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay.
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece
“super comfortable and relaxing house in quaint village”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
we had a great stay here- Viv and Phil are really warm and friendly and explain the house and its workings really well. The house is in a small quaint village (even has old fashioned deliveries of gro… More
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, as you say it is a great base if you want to explore the area. You could have gone to Porto or Aveiro on the train from Mortagua if you didn't fancy the drive, it only takes an hour. We hope to see you again in the future. Viv
“What a magical place!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
When we saw the photos on the website, we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special but when we got there we couldn't believe how amazing it really was, the place is magical! We were greeted … More
“Perfect holiday happy memories!!”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
I stayed here in august 2013 with freinds. The house is lovely. It was festival season and there was lots going on including a week long festival in Mortagua with lots of food stalls selling traditi… More
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends.
We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area.
The drive to the villa
“Peaceful Paradise” My husband and I wanted to find somewhere that was far away from a town for privacy and peace. But we also wanted to be close enough to the shops and supermarkets and the beach. So this place felt like the perfect location for that
Sometimes it will be a road less travelled and rough and winding. This house is Paradise and actually only 20 minutes from town. Beautiful, peaceful, fabulous views. Lovely pool,everything you could w… More
Thank you so much for such a heart felt review! You were also the perfect guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“Tranquil, private, comfortable, well-stocked villa in beautiful location, with pool.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
Our whole family from 9 year old, to older teens plus my partner and I loved this villa. Lots of space for everyone to have some privacy, great pool and fabulous location in the mountains. Surrounde… More
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review - and such a good one too! it makes a huge difference to us to know that we have been successful if making your holiday a happy one. We very much hope to welcome you again. Kind regards Paul and Harriet
“Natural Paradise from up high”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
My husband and I stayed at Paul and Harriet's home for roughly a month and a half until high season began. It was flat out incredible! Stunning scenery, fantastic accommodation and perfect location. T… More
“Fantastic villa, peaceful location, beautiful views” This villa is huge, tastefully decorated throughout, even an en-suite hot tub attached to one of the bedrooms. The photos do not really show the many balconies and sheer height of entrance hallway a
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
“Excellent house and brilliant nearby treks and excursions” This really was a fantastic house. It was perfect for a large group. The group could spread comfortably on the 2 levels. We put those with kids all on the lower level all together, That save
“They couldn't have made us more welcome.....” Christina and Roderick went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. During exceptionally hot weather, they arranged for extra cooling devices to be brought in and when our hire car broke down, they
“Fantastic, comfortable house in the heart of Gozo”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2016
The house is very well equipped and comfortable, and very characterful. It is situated in the center of medieval Victoria and close to shops and the bus station - you don't need a car. The hosts are v… More
“Perfectly situated home from home”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2016
My husband and I stayed at this beautifully refurbished townhouse situated in the quiet streets of the old town of Rabat (Victoria). The property has wonderful views from it's roof top terrace across … More
“Utterly charming and superbly located”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2015
This beautifully converted house of character offers all the comfort and amenities one could want. For the price of a B&B you get your own kitchen, two bedrooms, a lovely sitting room and charming co… More
“Ah, The Serenity!” We spent just under 2 weeks at Galwiji with our 8 children. There was lots to keep the chlidren entertained and playing well together. The serenity of the setting was wonderful. We normally take a week to "wind down" before we ca
10 of us stayed for the weekend when we were completing Tough Mudder. The house was so well equiped with absolutely everything needed for us including coffee for the coffee machine! The beds were comf… More
Sarah, it was a pleasure to have you and your amazing gym friends come and stay while completing the Tough Mudder. Thank you for a very kind review. We are looking forward to your next stay, even If I can't see the attraction in your 'leisure pursuit' :) :)
Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.
“A men's retreat”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Along with about a dozen other males (including children) I spent a very enjoyable weekend at Galwiji recently. I was surprised at how many people could be accommodated comfortably in both sleeping qu… More
It was a great pleasure to have Peter and his group stay. They made the best possible use of the facilities (and packed it to the gills :)
Please come again soon Peter.
Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.
“Great dual family stay”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
11 of us stayed comfortably and there was nothing lacking in the house. The kids loved gardens and games room and the adults enjoyed relaxing and watching the beautiful views. A key box would have bee… More
Thanks for your lovely review Danielle and we're so glad it suited your family (and friends) so well. We promise to consider the the key box idea in the future.
Kindest regards. Please come and visit again.
Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.
“Marvelous” We had a lovely stay in our beautifull farmhouse in il Xagra. The house was beautiful and we enjoyed the in-and outside. The kids also enjoyed the good wifi.
We enjoyed everthing around gozo. We loved all the little bays. We changed out pl
“Beautiful island, beautiful property in a great location”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2014
Just back from an amazing holiday on Gozo staying at this property which really is beautiful. It is really special, well equipped and had everything we needed. The pool and aircon were very useful a… More
“Excellent in all ways”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
very friendly and extremely helpful owner, Helped with advise and visit tips.
villa close to local store, who's manager is also extremely helpful… More
“booked again for next year”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
we have just spent a wonderful 3 weeks at Tal Hamramann, one week on our own,one with my daughter and grandchildren aged 3 and 5 and one week with friends from Australia and everyone loved the farmho… More
“Charming Stone Farmhouse in a Great Location” Location: Ta Happin is ideally situated off of a safe and quiet street in Xaghra. The nearest bus stop (serving both the Mgarr ferry terminal and Victoria) and a well-stocked supermarket are only a two-mi
All was exactly like the description and really wonderful.
The owner was very friendly. He organised perfectly transfer from airport to the house, something to eat and drink for the first evening and… More
“Great Traditional Gozo Farmhouse”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
The location was just right for us, with family staying nearby. The landlord was very friendly and addressed any issues immediately. The farmhouse is traditional Gozean with a modern touch. It was spa… More
“The beautiful farmhouse made our stay perfect!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014
We (4 pax) visited Gozo for one week and stayed at the Ta' Happin farmhouse. The transfer from Malta Airport to the farmhouse was well organized by our perfect host (Aaron). As soon as we arrived he g… More