300 YEAR OLD FARMHOUSE FULLY CONVERTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN GHARB GOZO

Mark A. Formosa

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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300 YEAR OLD FARMHOUSE FULLY CONVERTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN GHARB GOZO

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4 bedroomed farmhouse sleeps 11, with unique lagoon type pool and large BBQ area

Penmon is a charming 300 year old farmhouse located in the tranquil village of Gharb on the west side of the island of Gozo. The house was renovated with family in mind serving as a getaway from the hectic city life for its current owners. Penmon consists of 4 bedrooms, a living room, TV room, open plan Conservatory Kitchen and Dining room, ensuite and main bathrooms, sun terraces and al fresco dining. The Pool is a lagoon type pool with waterfall and fishpond surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden. Penmon has been immaculately converted and beautifully furnished with Indian Hardwood furniture and leather sofas.

The swimming pool, located at the back of the house is a large 33 feet x 22 feet south facing haven, with a spacious charcoal barbecue and sunbathing area plus outside shower facility. And for that complete Mediterranean feeling, an open gazebo overlooks the pool for outside catering. A fishpond and landscaped gardens enhance the pool surroundings.

Our Farmhouse

Our farmhouse offers traditional elegance with a contemporary finish, class and comfort that you would hardly expect in a Gozitan farmhouse. With our unique design, modern en suite facilities in all of our bedrooms and three living areas, you're sure to enjoy your stay with us, whether you're here on business or for some fun. Even more, all of our bedrooms include cooling and heating Air conditioning so you can ensure that you'll sleep comfortably during the hot summer nights or the cold winter nights.

Our Pool Area

With a unique large lagoon type pool and Al fresco shaded dining area including a large charcoal BBQ, you are sure to find our external facilities more than welcome.

If relaxing is more your style, then this is the place to be, spending most of your day unwinding and relaxing in pure bliss.

Gharb Village History: Gharb is the village that the visitor to Gozo should not miss. Its panoramic countryside tracks and valleys are ideal for walks and for relaxing. If one is not interested in museums, a walk to the cliffs at Wied il-Mielah, is worth every second spent. There, a spectacular natural 'window', not as exploited, but similar to the Azure Window of Dwejra is found. Otherwise one could opt to sit relaxed in the peaceful and picturesque village square, enjoying the view of the church, the lethargic strokes of its clock tower, or curiously study the unique shape of old hand sculptured balconies that adorn the village's oldest homes.

Church / Church Bells / Church Organ: On the 26th October 1729 the church was consecrated. On 19th May 1774 POPE CLEMENT XIV raised the church and on the 2nd October 1774 the first Cannons took their possession. They served as priests by staying in office for 23 years. The bells were made in 1732 and cost 3800 'skudi'. The larger one weighs 2448kg and cost 125 'skudi'. These were raised to steeple by the people themselves using beasts and other tools available at that time.

The organ was used for the 1st time on the 15th September 1912. On the 3rd January 1963 Pope John XXIII nominated the Archipriest as Protonaotary Apostolic. At that time Can. Archipriest Fr Guzepp Borg was the Archipriest. On the 28th November 1967, it was joined with the great devotion of Ta' Pinu Basilica with all honours and privileges of a minor Basilica and the chapter became to funcion in the same Basilica. It was Christmas 1971 when the Hebron choir under the direction of Canon Hon Achille Cauchi sang for the first time in the parish church.

Gharb as a Parish : Bishop Molina decided to raise the church to a Parish owing to the number of people (300) who were eligible to receive communion. Besides, the village of Gharb was 3 miles away from the Cathedral, and people who died at night could not receive the Blessed Sacrament. After being assured that the parochial community of Gharb could financially maintain a parish priest, Bishop Mikiel Glormu Molina declared Gharb as a parish on the 29th August 1679.

It is believed that Bishop Molina used to live in the house which today is known as Penmon Farmhouse.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Mark!



We had a very nice stay at Penmon and Gozo! The place is perfect for families like us who like to be active with walks, bathing in the sea and enjoy good food! Gozo was a very friendly island with very nice people and neighbours!



We liked Penmon. I checked with everybody, and asked if they could recommend something to improve service. It wasn’t any special but the one thing was to have a dish machine!



Thanks for the rent! We recommend Gozo for others as well!



Bjornar
Apr 2011
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Mark A. Formosa

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We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be. That's why we've been awarded high ratings for our hospitality over the years. We have recently upgraded our house to even higher standards for your stay to be a pleasurable one and we sincerely hope it will also be a most memorable one.

Mark A. Formosa purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Lagoon type Pool normally found only in exclusive resorts and hotels.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
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Paradies auf Gozo

  • 5 of 5
Wir besuchten Penmonhouse mit 11 Personen (6 Erwachsene, 5 Kinder). Es war mehr als ausreichend Platz für alle, sowohl im wunderschönen Haus, als auch in dem traumhaften Pool. Das Haus war in einem Top-Zustand mit allem was man braucht. Schön waren auch die Badezimmer, die sich ensuit an jedem Schlafzimmer befanden. Auf der Terasse konnte man schattig am Tag und lauschig am Abend sitzen.
Der Pool war ein Highlight. Er war sehr sauber und gepflegt. In regelmäßigen Abständen kam ein Herr, der den Pool säuberte. Wie man auf den Fotos sieht ist der Pool auch optisch einfach schön.
Der Ort ist sehr idyllisch, die Menschen freundlich und hilfsbereit und die Kirche ist von innen sehr schön anzusehen.
Der Vermieter Mark Formosa ist sehr hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Der Flughafentransfer wurde von ihm gut organisiert und war für uns sehr hilfreich, da wir direkt bis zum Penmonhouse gebracht wurden und wir nicht lange suchen mussten.
Supermärkte sind zu Fuß erreichbar, allerdings empfielt sich doch ein Leihwagen, um die verschiedenen Strände zu erreichen oder mal in Xlendi oder Marsalforn abends ein wenig Hafenflair zu erleben. Auch für Modellflieger ist diese Insel ein Traum. Es gibt mehr als ausreichend Gelegenheiten mit Modellflugzeugen an Hängen zu segeln.
Toll waren auch die Klimaanlagen in jedem Schlafzimmer. So konnte man abends die Temperatur herunterkühlen und gut schlafen.
Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt, einen schönen Urlaub verbracht und können dieses Haus nur jedem weiterempfehlen.
Vielen lieben Dank an Mark Formosa!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, it is extremely satisfying to note that another customer of ours has enjoyed their stay at our house , where I'm sure that they will treasure the memories of their fantastic holiday at Penmon farmhouse for years to come.
I am taking the liberty of translating this response of Kerstin from German to English for many of our future customers to be able to understand her comments.

"We visited Penmon farmhouse with 11 people (6 adults, 5 children). It was more than enough space for everyone, both in the beautiful house, and in the fantastic pool. The house was in excellent condition with everything you need. Beautiful were the bathrooms, the ensuite were at each bedroom. On the terrace you could shade during the day and cozy sitting in the evening.
The pool was a highlight. It was very clean and well maintained. At regular intervals, a gentleman who cleaned the pool came. As you can see in the photos of the pool is visually simply beautiful.
The place is idyllic, the people friendly and helpful and the church is to be considered very beautiful inside.
The owner Mark Formosa is very helpful and courteous. The airport transfer was well organized by him and was very helpful for us as we were taken directly to the Penmon farmhouse and we did not have to look far.
Supermarkets are within walking distance, however, recommended to get a rental car to reach the various beaches or in the evening to experience times in Xlendi or Marsalforn a little harbour flair. Also for model aircraft, this island is a dream. There are more than enough opportunities with model aircraft to fly on slopes.
Great were the air conditioners in each bedroom. So you could cool down the temperature at night and sleep well.
We have felt ourselves very well, spent a great holiday and we will recommend this house to anyone.
Many thanks to Mark Formosa! "
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
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The perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5
We were two families staying for two weeks at Penmon Farmhouse. It was really nice with the big pool and nice poolarea and a big sundeck on the upper floor. The house have plenty of space with high standard and is perfect for a big family or two families. Gharb is a nice village with friendly and helpful people.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
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+356 79487763
Gharb Island of Gozo
5

excellent villa and customer service

  • 5 of 5
lovely villa and fantastic pool.
Great personal service
highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful people, would be thrilled to offer them our farmhouse once again!
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
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Gharb Island of Gozo
Cape Town
4

Beautiful old farmhouse

  • 4 of 5
My husband and l was blessed with a holiday to Malta. We decided to spend a few nights on the island of Gozo. We decided on Penmon house and had a wonderful time.
Mark went out of his way to make our stay at Penmon house possible and comfortable and was very friendly.
The house was clean and we had everything we needed.
We loved the old world charm of the house and enjoyed having so much space to ourselves. We were spoiled that we had all that space to ourselves....but this will definitely be a great getaway for a large group.
The pool area was where we spent most of our time. We dined on the terrace one night overlooking the beautifully lit pool. Such a wonderful memory. We will treasure our time at Penmon house forever. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer. Gharb is so peaceful.......wasn't easy to leave that behind.
Thank you Mark.......we hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434290
+356 79487763
Gharb Island of Gozo
Cape Town
4

Beautiful Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5
My husband and l were blessed with a holiday to Malta and we decided to spend a few nights in Gharb. Mark went out of his way to make our stay at Penmon house possible.
We loved the old world charm of the house. It was clean and well kept.
We enjoyed the pool area and also dined on the terrace one evening overlooking the beautifully lit pool.We will always treasure those 4 nights and wished we could've stayed longer.
We enjoyed all the space.......and yes we were only 2 people, but this will definitely be a great getaway for a large group.
I loved how time stood still....Gharb is a place where you can relax and getaway from the everyday stresses of life.
Mark was easy to communicate with and very friendly. We hope to visit again.....bringing family and friends with next time.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
The property is simply lovely and as you enter the house its like you are taken back in time.
The highlight of the property must be the pool area. Simply divine. Its like you are in a hotel but its all for you! :) We enjoyed eating al fresco every day as the outside dining table was huge. The pool itself is very big and even though we were 8 adults and 6 kids it never felt crowded.
We will surely be returning in the very near future!
Thanks Mark!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Luqa
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Mgarr
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Dwejra / Azure Window
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Gharb Rangers Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Marsa, Malta
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Salvina's Restaurant
Car: recommended

The motto of the village is 'In extremo vigilat' which means 'Sentinel at the borderline'.

Gharb means West and this typical old Gozitan village unsurprisingly lies in the West of the Island.

The word 'Gharb' is semitic and means sunset - symbolizing the position of Gharb at the west of the island of Gozo.

It started life as a small hamlet centuries ago. Its ancient roots can be seen in the centre of the village where certain houses have fine examples of decorated stone balconies from the 16th century.

The population of Gharb is around 1266 with a total of 400 families. The area of Gharb is about 14sq kms. The village is surrounded by many popular places, such as Ta Pinu,Ta frenc, Dwejra, and the Azure window, with the Mediterranean sea just a couple of kilometres away.

The village square, so quintessentially Gozitan, has become the view on many postcards. In the square is a fascinating folklore museum housing all sorts of memorabilia retelling the Islands' rural history.

'taż-Żejt' Chapel found at St Peter Street, Gharb.

This chapel which is the chapel of the cemetry of the Locality was also the old parish church of the locality, before the new one was built. It is called 'taz- zejt' because of a legend that says that an old woman was cured when she spread over her body some of the oil that used to ooze out the church's side.

San Dimitri Chapel:

Found in the countryside, at the inner part of Birbuba Street, where a country road leads to this chapel. There is a legend related to this chapel, in which it is said that an old lady called Sgugina who had her son stolen by the Turks was praying San Dimitri in this chapel and the saint was seen coming out of the titular painting of the chapel and returned bringing back home her son. The feast is held annually on the second weekend of October.

'Ta` Pinu' Shrine found at Ta' Pinu Street::

Ta' Pinu Sanctuary is a place of great devotion and of national importance and is visited by numerous persons all year round, both locals and tourists. Various pilgrimages are held to the Sanctuary. This sanctuary is an extension to a chapel which is still found in the inner northern part of the sanctuary. This was the chapel from which back in 1883 Karmni Grima a saintly woman from Gharb heard the voice of Our Lady talking to her asking her to recite three Holy Mary's for those three days spent within the tomb.

Karmni Grima Museum:

Found at the beginning of Gharb Road. This museum is found at the beginning of the village and is the same home where Karmni Grima, the saintly lady who heard the Holy Mary talking to her used to live. In this musuem one can find various personal belongings of Karmni.

'Frenċ ta` L-Għarb' Museum:

Found in an Alley at Frenc ta' l-Gharb Street. This museum is found in the village core. It is the same home of Frenc Mercieca better known as Frenc ta' l-Gharb, a saintly man, who lived some years ago (1892 - 1967) and who cured a lot of people with his prayers and his faith in Our Lady.

Għarb Folklore Museum:

Found at Pjazza Zjara tal-Madonna.This is a private owned museum found in the core of the village with 28 rooms filled with all kind of antique tools and prestigious items. Click here to view the site . For more information please call on telephone number:- 00356 21561929.

Crafts:

In our locality one can also find Ta' Dbiegi crafts village situated at Frangisk Portelli Street where various crafts are made. Amongst others one can find hand-made pottery, hand-blown glass, lace-making and filigree. One could mention that in Gozo, crafts like glass blowing and pottery are only found at Gharb.

Old Balconies:

At Gharb one can note various old and sculptured balconies found in some of the oldest homes around the village.

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Gharb Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June - Sep
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
€285
 
 
Sep - Oct
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
€215
 
 
Oct - Dec
Oct 27 2014 - Dec 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
€135
 
 
Dec - Jan
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€215
 
 
January - March
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€149
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€199
 
 
May - June
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
€235
 
 
June - September
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
€299
 
 
September - October
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€215
 
 
October - December
Oct 13 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
€165
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€215
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €250
Notes ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES AND CONDUCT

Arrivals are accepted at 4:00 pm (16:00) of the day of arrival. Departures are due before 11:00 am on the final day of rental. Where possible requests for extended departure times will be accommodated, however this must be by prior agreement, and only if possible. We ask you to respect us and our neighbours, and ask you to refrain from excessive noise.
30% of total balance on booking.
70% being the remaining balance 30 days prior to your arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gharb Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outer shower by the pool
  • Bathrooms: Fully fitted latest design bathroom facilities with large shower enclosures, large wash basin with fitted cabinets and fitted mirrors, standard toilet facilities with double push flushing, stainless steel Grohe shower mixers stainless steel accessories such as waste bins soap holders and toliet holder roll. All four bedrooms have ensuite facilites An additional spare toilet is available on one of the terraces.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom
    Family Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large Bedroom includes 3 single beds, one bunkbed.
  • Bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms consisting of a double bed, two door wardrobes with drawers, bedside tables and dressing table. The other family bedroom consists of 3 single beds, bunk beds,two door wardrobe, bedside table and dressing table. Modern en-suite facilities are included with all bedrooms. All bedrooms are fitted with cooling and heating Air conditioning units.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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