Gharb Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
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 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.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- children welcome
About Mark A. Formosa
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
Why Mark A. Formosa chose Gharb
What makes this farmhouse unique
Lagoon type Pool normally found only in exclusive resorts and hotels.
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!