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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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. The Pool is a uniquely designed rock formation lagoon type pool with waterfall 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, sun loungers plus outside shower facility. And for that complete Mediterranean feeling, an open gazebo overlooks the pool for outside catering.

A Landscaped garden enhances 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, two living areas and a conservatory, 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.

Penmon consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are double beds whilst the 4th and largest bedroom consists of 3 single beds and a bunkbed. A TV is also available in this bedroom.

There are 2 living rooms including Digital TV’s with cable channel connections, open plan Conservatory, newly fitted Kitchen with many facilities and Dining room.

Modern ensuite facilities are found in each bedroom.

For outdoor living, we have large sun terraces and al fresco dining by the pool.

Wi-Fi is free with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

Our Pool Area

With a unique large lagoon type pool and Al fresco shaded and waterproofed outside 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.

More Details

Owner
Mark A. Formosa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 Island of Gozo

Simply Unique.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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

FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs.

A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

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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Amenities

Gharb Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 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 toilet holder roll. All four bedrooms have ensuite facilites
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. FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 55 reviews
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday here for 6 adults and one child. I cannot rate it or Mark highly enough. The place is perfect and just beautiful and Mark from the communications before the trip, meeting us at the airport and guiding us through what we needed to do and right up to us leaving.

Gozo is a beautiful island and I cannot wait to go back to there and to Marks Farmhouse

thanks for an amazing holiday

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex, it is so rewarding when we realise that our efforts materialise in such a way. I sincerely hope that future renters realise that we do our utmost in offering the best possible service and level of quality that is expected of us and in turn embedding a once in a lifetime memory of their trip to Penmon Farmhouse and the island of Gozo. I truly look forward to hosting you and your lovely family once again in the future.
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Amazing week in an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay at a wonderful property! Mark meet us at the airport so it was a nice to actually meet Mark from all the correspondance we made to one another. He arranged our transfers which saved us time and effort thus making it a smooth process so thank you for that! The property was as described and illustrated on the website but the pictures dont do it justice. The property was amazing and spotlessly clean. Its set in a quiet village of Gharb where there are a couple of lovely restaurants and everyone is so friendly. The pool and the outside area is just perfect as we spent much of out time out there. There is a property next door but we didnt feel it was overlooked but rather very private. Nancy meet us on arrival and a guy came in to check on the pool while we were there. There was a lovely couple of bottles of wine on arrival and I would like to thank Mark for the excellent communications from start to finish and for allowing us to experience this wonderful property. Im sure we wil be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic farmhouse in beautiful Gozo

  • 5 of 5

Gozo is a beautiful island with a very laid back way of life and sometimes it is difficult to find a property that has all the character of Gozo but with the modern comforts. Penmon Farmhouse has, in my opinion, the perfect balance of this.

The property is traditional but all lighting, WiFi, kitchen and washing facilities are totally modern.

The pool is clean and large enough for everyone to enjoy and most of our meals at the house were enjoyed at the table by the pool. A/C in the rooms was great when required and the whole property was furnished to a very high standard.

Our family of 6 stayed also in Gozo last year in another farmhouse and although we enjoyed our stay it wasn't anyway near a lovely as this. I would not hesitate in recommending this farmhouse to any of my friends and family.

Thank you to Mark and is wife for allowing us to share this beautiful farmhouse and hope to see you again soon...... Andy and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time in this well-equipped farmhouse. All the rooms were lovely with excellent ensuites and plenty of wardrobe space. The pool was perfect for cooling off in and it was great to be able to sit outside all day long. Kitchen is well equipped.

Can't fault this holiday and the service we received when booking etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia, I sincerely look forward to your next return.
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Penmon Farmhouse for three weeks in November/December. This is a very special property, historic and charming, yet fully updated to the highest standards. It is situated on a quiet street in the lovely village of Gharb, just steps away from the open countryside with miles of walks through terraced fields with vistas to the sea. The property is beautifully decorated and extremely clean and well maintained. The pool area is quite special. Mark, the owner, was very helpful in making sure we were settled and well taken care of during our stay. The housekeeper, Nancy, was great. She could answer all our questions and direct us to everything we needed. We loved the village, and found a grocery nearby, the post office and two very good restaurants: Grazie Mille and Salvina, which was only around the corner. We thank Mark and Nancy for a truly wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 11 people and stayed for a 4 nights. First of all, Mark is very helpful and friendly and will assist you where necessary.

The farmhouse is very well equipped and in excellent condition. All the rooms have modern en-suite bathrooms, as well as a great kitchen and pool/bbq area. It is also located in a very quiet area in Gharb.

Would defenately reccomend this Farmhouse to anyone, including families with small children. Will probably be booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

L-Għarb is a particularly attractive and interesting village and one of Gozo’s oldest. Archaeological excavations have revealed the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements (not visible today). The Phoenicians were here followed by the Romans and Byzantines. The name L-Għarb, though, is Arabic, suggesting the establishment of an organised community here during Arab domination between 870 and 1090 AD.

L-Għarb is a traditional village. Its character is distinctly rural and until very recently it was populated almost exclusively by people who worked the surrounding fields in this fertile area of Gozo. They retained an old Maltese dialect, with a rich vocabulary of old words and pronunciations long since discarded by the rest of the population. The people of l-Għarb are also renowned craftsmen mostly famous for the manufacture of the unique “l-Għarb blade”, a tradiitonal sharp knife popularly known as the “Sikkina ta’ l-Għarb”. Even today, L-Għarb is home to blacksmiths, locksmiths, cotton weavers and lace makers, carpenters and masters in cane-work. Gharb is also known for producing able fishermen, while Għarb shepherds produce the best Gozo Cheese on the Island.

This makes it a very appropriate place for the l-Għarb Folklore Museum, which occupies an historic house in the heart of the village. The 28 rooms contain all sorts of curiosities linked with traditional trades, crafts and daily life. The building that houses the museum was once home to Frenc Mercieca (1892-1967), popularly known as Frenc ta’ l-L-Għarb, a saintly ‘wise man’ who cured many people with a mix of medicinal herbs and prayer to Our Lady. He left doctors perplexed by his successes and his reputation spread rapidly throughout the Maltese Islands and even abroad.

Also open to visitors is the former home of another saintly resident, Karmni Grima, the woman who heard the voice of Our Lady at Ta’ Pinu and began the devotions that have turned it into Malta’s most important shrine. Ta’Pinu , today a large and important church, lies on the edge of Għarb and is well worth a visit. So too is the hill opposite which has a steep but pleasant path leading to the top, adorned with white marble statues of the stations of the cross.

Also close to Gharb is the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village, where various handicrafts are made and sold. Visitors can watch craftspeople creating mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace, pottery and filigree, and of course purchase the results.

Historically, Gharb played an importrant role in safeguarding Malta. Gharb’s coastal lookouts were, for example, the first to signal the arrival from Sicily of reinforcements for the beleaguered Maltese under the Knights of St. John in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. During that time of constant threat from the Ottoman Turks and marauding Berbers, the L-Għarb lookouts were crucial, sending smoke signals to Malta to warn of approaching peril.

L-Għarb is the second oldest village parish in Gozo, established in 1679. The old church, known today as “Taż-Żejt”, served as the parish church for fifty years. It is called ‘Taz-Zejt’ (zejt meaning oil) because of a legend that says that an old woman found oil oozing from the side of the church, spread it over her body and was cured of her ills.

Today’s impressive Parish Church and Collegiate Basilica that dominates the pretty square at the heart of the village, was built in 1699 and consecrated in 1729. It is dedicated to the Visit of Our Lady to her cousin St. Elizabeth, popularly known as the Feast of the Visitation. The feast day is on the 31st May each year and the festa is held on the first weekend of July.

A short and pleasant walk out of the village towards the coastal cliffs is the tiny chapel of St.Demetrius. Legend has it that Turkish raiders once stole the young son of a local lady called Sgugina. After the poor mother wept her distress in front of the sacred altar painting of St Demetrius in the chapel, the story goest that the saint was seen riding his horse out of the painting, charging the Turks and returning Żgugina’s son safely to his mother.

The area around Gharb and St Demetrius’ Chapel is delightful for walking and enjoying the countryside. If you follow the little road along the Wied il-Mielaħ (valley) you will have a lovely meander through fertile Gozitan countryside before reaching the sea and a dramatic natural rock ‘window’ very much less visited than the iconic Azure Window at Dwejra.

Alternatively, you could just sit peacefully in Gharb’s picturesque village square, admiring the view of the church and the unique hand-carved stone balconies that adorn the village’s oldest homes, and watching the Gozitan world go by.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $83.23
Additional Guest Fee $14.27 per person per night
Pet Fee $11.89
Damage Deposit $297.27

Where noted, Prices are for up to six (6) guests, other prices shown are for up to 2 guests.
WI-FI and Landline calls are completely FREE - ( Speed of up to 70MBS download and is Fibre Optic )

ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES AND CONDUCT

Check in time after 4:00 pm (16:00)
Check out time before 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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