BEAUTIFULLY CONVERTED 17TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE, BRIMMING WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES

Polly Rubinstein

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BEAUTIFULLY CONVERTED 17TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE, BRIMMING WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES

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5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10/12, private pool, not overlooked, peaceful

Set down a winding alley in a tiny hamlet in the most peaceful part of the island, Ghammar Farmhouse is the perfect place to unwind. With uninterrupted views over the valley to the sea the setting is idyllic. With a huge vaulted sitting room opening onto a downstairs terrace, large well equipped kitchen, spacious dining room (seats 12) leading to poolside terrace, delightful inner courtyard and large upstairs terrace, there is space for everyone to relax without feeling on-top of each other. This makes it ideal for families, extended family get-togethers or groups of adults.

As our own holiday home it is well equipped with a full-size ping pong table, games and books, CD player, i-pod dock plus flippers and other beach equipment available for guests to use. Fast fibre-optic wifi is included, as well as a daily maid service to ensure everyone has a relaxing holiday.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Polly Rubinstein (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks dutch, german, polish, italian, english

About Polly Rubinstein

Having grown up in North London, I now live in a more rural life in Rutland, England's smallest county (although I do miss the energy and culture of London, so perhaps one day...) I adore places with character, appreciating natural materials and the patina of time with all its imperfections and idiosyncrasies, so I avoid purpose built tourist traps and can think of nothing worse than spending a holiday in an apartment block, with satellite TV and all mod cons!

Polly Rubinstein purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Polly Rubinstein chose Ghasri

I've been going to Gozo since I was four when my parents bought and renovated a farmhouse in Xaghra, finally selling it 20 years later. For many years I had a combination of happy memories of childhood holidays, combined with a sense of longing and a desire to create a similarly wonderful experience for my own family. So when the time came to consider buying a holiday home I was delighted to rediscover Gozo and find that it had changed little in the intervening years and was still wonderfully unspoilt. The remarkable thing about such a small island is that we keep discovering new places - hidden swimming spots, deserted coastal walks and beautiful backstreets to explore.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With original paintings on the walls and all the personal touches of a much loved home, the farmhouse is rather different from the usual holiday rental experience. In particular, the kitchen has everything you need to cook proper family meals and enjoy all the delicious local ingredients, without the frustration of finding there's only one sharp knife, no large pans or a tiny fridge! With enough matching crockery to throw a party, enough mugs for a days worth of tea drinking (which is a lot in our family) and the largest fridge we could fit in, I hope it will exceed your expectations.

If you like your holiday homes brand new, modern and pristine, this may not be the place for you - it is an old farmhouse, with an ancient stone staircase worn uneven by centuries of use, and masses of rustic charm. So the teapot may be a bit battered (makes 6 great mugs of tea though), but the joy of the space is untarnished.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Beautifully converted 17th Century farmhouse, brimming with original features
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Ghasri Island of Gozo
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The most wonderful holiday we have ever had. The weather was lovely, the beaches quiet and the island a rich combination of untouched, beautiful and interesting. The rocky landscape is littered with the most breath-taking churches. In Ta Pinu Sanctuary a lovely old priest reached into his pocket and handed each of the girls a 'gold' medallion - they were thrilled. That characterises the islanders - very warm and friendly and speak amazingly good English. The farmhouse is full of character and has a hundred hiding places for the children. It is not over-looked and very private. It has everything you could need for a truly relaxing holiday, including no TV (the children have never played more beautifully together). Doris the maid is sent from heaven. The standards she keeps in the farmhouse are what you would want for your own home - and she baby-sits! Lots of very nice restaurants to try, in particular a fantastic Sicilian called 'Il Panzier' where the service is second to none.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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5

Traumhaftes Farmhaus für Urlaub und Erholung

  • 5 of 5
Schon der Transfer vom Flughafen zur Unterkunft war durch die einheimische Fa. carhire "Mayjo" bestens organisiert! Der einheimische, sehr freundlicher aufgeschlossene Fahrer "John", gab uns schon auf dem Hinweg zum Haus viele wertvolle Informationen und Tipps. Das wunderschöne Farmhaus mit all seinen Details, der Ausstattung und landestypischen Einrichtung übertrifft noch die Beschreibungen dieses Objektes. Beim Öffnen der Türe tritt man in einen Innenhof, dessen Charm mit hunderten, duftenden, rosa-lila Blüten noch verstärkt wird. Von dort erreicht man bequem alle Räume. Es gibt genügend Plätze (verschiedene Terassen) und Räumlichkeiten, in die man sich zurückziehen kann - alle mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Was diesem Haus einen besonderen Reiz gibt, sind die typischen Einrichtungsgegenstände des Landes.
In der Küche fehlt es an nichts. Das gesamte Haus, der Pool- und Grillbereich, der kleine Garten mit seinen Kräutern sind sehr sauber und bestens gepflegt. Doris, (house maid), man sollte sie eher als die "gute Seele" dieses Objektes bezeichnen, war immer überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit. Dank ihrer Erfahrungen und Kenntnisse hatten wir auch schnell das kleine Moskitoproblem unter Kontrolle. Vielen herzlichen Dank an Doris!
Die Insel ist mit ihren kleinen aber feinen Sehenswürdigkeiten ist ein wirkliches Juwel. Alle Ausflugsziele auf der Insel sind mit dem Auto schnell zu erreichen: Sandstrände, Schluchten, die alten Städte mit ihren grandiosen Kirchen und geschichtsträchtigen Bauten, die Salzpfannen und die alten Fischerdörfchen.
Am unkompliziertesten und billigsten, ein Auto für den Urlaub zu mieten, ist bei der einheimischen Firma Mayjo. Sie sind sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend und bringen das Auto zur Unterkunft und holen es dort wieder ab.
Auf den kleinen, schmalen Wegen durch die Felder und Wiesen der Insel vom Haus aus bis hinunter zum Meer -begleitet von wunderschönem Vogelgezwitscher- konnten wir jeden Morgen eine Stunde joggen und so den Tag bei noch nicht allzu großer Hitze bestens beginnen. Ein anschließendes, reichhaltiges Frühstück im Speisezimmer mit Blick zum Pool und der Erfrischung im Swimmingpool war für uns täglich ein gelungener Start in unserem Urlaub.
Dir Polly herzlichsten Dank für die Zeit im Farmhaus!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Beautifully converted 17th Century farmhouse, brimming with original features
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5

Spacious, clean and very pretty

  • 5 of 5
Had a lovely week with family. Lots of room for the teens to spread out!
The local help, Doris, was amazing, helpful and happy to fit in with the family.
Thank you for the arrival basket
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Beautifully converted 17th Century farmhouse, brimming with original features
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Ghasri Island of Gozo
5

Very welcoming really lovely

  • 5 of 5
I loved the rustic old farm house ,the beautiful trees with sweet smelling flowers to wake every morning to sunshine was just heaven .Also the bread and cheese etc which was al complimentary what a lovely thought.the maid service was excellent .Every thing was so clean and fresh loved the pool .I just loved every thing about Gozo .
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beautifully converted 17th Century farmhouse, brimming with original features
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Ghasri Island of Gozo
5

Beautiful House in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5
This is now the second time I've been to Gozo on holiday, and the second time I've spent it here, in the lovely hamlet of Ghammar. On both occasions I went with a number of friends and the house accommodated for us perfectly, with plenty of room for a family, with 3 wonderfully large double rooms and 2 spacious twins. My room was the master suite, and the balcony gives views over the tasteful pool and lovely surrounding countryside.

The kitchen and adjoining dining room were perfect for the 5 of us who stayed, since it was easy to interact between rooms and bring food through. The large french doors onto the patio allowed easy access to the pool area and the barbecue (which quickly became my speciality).

Whilst we had little need for it, there is also a large lounge with plenty of space should people want to chill out there in the evening; whilst in the summer months especially but year round, the evening temperatures in Gozo are lovely, but the multitude of mosquitoes meant that we spent many evenings either inside or out and about on the island.

The house is situated about an hours' stroll from the capital Victoria (or a half hour good walk) and is within a quarter mile of both the nearest convenience store (which sells everything possibly needed) and one of the most iconic cathedrals on the island ta'pinu, however there is a bus which will get you around the island for €2.30 per day. These buses are air conditioned and allow access to the best beaches and towns on the island. Particular favourites were Ramla Bay and Xlendi, as well as Victoria, Marsalforn and Dwera.

All in all it both times spent at the house have been extremely enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone asking for accommodation in and around Malta/Gozo. I look forward to going next year also.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beautifully converted 17th Century farmhouse, brimming with original features
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83746
+44 1572822460
Ghasri Island of Gozo
5

Autumn in a Gozo farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
We had a great holiday in this unique farmhouse with our 2 daughters (4 & 6) and both of their grandparents. It is really build typically Gozo style, which made a very special. The upstairs rooms and the roof terrace are accessible via an outside staircase, but with the high temperatures on Malta, this isn't a problem. The island is very friendly, relaxed and quite in October. So is the house and its environment. The house is fully equipped so you can you light to this house on Gozo. The information from the owner was correct and sufficient to find the place and really helpfull to find the nicest places on the island. We travelled eith rental cars from Malta airport via the ferry to the house which was a nice drive. To explore the island with its many villages a car is really helpfull, although we haven't tried one of the many buses. The house is serviced by Doris, who is a great help in the house but also to find your way around the island. One thing has to be mentioned about the pool. The water is really cold in this time of the year, because it is natural heatet and the sun doesn't reaches the poolside enough. Fortunately the sea is even warmer and there two great sandy beaches nearby. In one week we had time enough to explore the island and relaxe a bit. We haven't had the 'time' to go back to Malta for trips but found Gozo interesting enough to spent time there with the family. Thanks to Polly and also Doris for sharing this nice place on Gozo.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Malta International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Mgarr harbour
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

Ghammar farmhouse is in the tiny hamlet of Ghammar, near the village of Ghasri – the most peaceful part of the island. Surrounded by wonderful country walks, including one to a tiny swimming inlet approx 0.75 miles away, the house is also within easy reach of shops (nearest 1/2 mile). Being a tiny and unspoilt island, it is only a short cycle-ride or drive to wonderful beaches with crystal clear blue waters, ancient archaeological sites, beautiful churches, great restaurants, amazing scuba diving sites, traditional fishing villages, stunning sea and cliff views and an abundance of flora and fauna.

Other Activities: Archeology, restaurants, churches, glorious beaches, scenery

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ghasri Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£990
 
 
October 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£690
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£690
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
June 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£990
 
 
July/August 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
 
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£990
 
 
October 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
November 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£690
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates include a wonderful daily maid service - the famous Doris if you've read some of the reviews. Whilst changeover days are usually on Saturday, outside of the busy school holiday periods I can be flexible on start/finish days and length of stay. There are no extra taxes or fees (unless you ask Doris to do babysitting or washing, which are additional services).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ghasri Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Brand new and spacious
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • We have recently turned the downstairs bathroom into a fourth shower room - very spacious and beautiful!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Also ping pong room
  • Each bedroom still has its original floor - huge stone slabs in one and local hand-made tiles in the others. They are furnished mainly with antiques collected locally over the years. A mixture of old (collected from antique shops) and modern paintings and mounted photographs decorate the walls - many put up since the current photos on the site which are a little bare! I must take more this year!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Very well equipped and child-friendly. Fast fibre-optic wifi with unlimited downloads. CD player and i-pod docking station. Cot and high chair. Books, toys and games for all ages, ping pong, flippers, snorkels, pool toys, beach inflatables, etc. The kitchen has a Gozo marble worktop and enough matching crockery and glassware for parties, as well as house-guests. In addition to food and a bottle of wine on arrival, the cupboards are generally well stocked with basics such as salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, coffee and tea (including Earl Grey, PG and herbal!), loo paper, candles... etc. Wonderful daily maid service included in price turns your holiday from great to fantastic! Doris can also provide washing, baby sitting and advice on anything you care to ask (the advice is completely free-of-charge!
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