About the property
- Farmhouse2260 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay0 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, farmhouse sleeps 6
Converted Farmhouse which has maintained its rustic style together with providing a modern comfort which is typical of Gozo Farmhouses. This magnificent building possesses immense charm and character and is situated close to the heart of the village tucked away in a private alley. The property layout comprises of a good sized entrance hall/cool sitting area, a large fitted kitchen combined with dining room and living room overlooking the swimming pool with a sunny deck area. The pool area provides night lighting. There are also 3 double bedrooms (main and second bedrooms with en-suite facilities). Main bedroom offers a terrace area with nice views of the church in the village and the second bedroom has a balcony. Third bedroom is situated on the ground floor. The house is well furnished with a combination of pine and rattan. Ceiling fans are installed. The farmhouse also benefits from added free internet wireless broadband.
Getting to Gozo: Ferry Boats are available from Cirkewwa - Malta to Mgarr - Gozo and operate every 45 minutes throughout the summer months and every 2 hours at night. A taxi can be hired from Malta International Airport that will take you directly to the Port at Cirkewwa.
Alternatively, airport transfers can also be arranged on your behalf at a reasonable rate. Please ask the advertiser for details when sending your enquiry.
Rental Information: This property has the benefit of being Licensed by the Maltese Tourist Association for Rental purposes. It also has the benefit of a private swimming pool.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Sharon Bellamy
I love Gozo and part of my heart will always remain there. The island is lovely and seems to have something for everyone. I really enjoy visiting the beaches and finded secluded quiet beaches to sit down, relax and enjoy a good book.
Sharon Bellamy purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Sharon Bellamy chose Xaghra
Gozo is a beautiful place and still maintains its natural way and is not spoilt by heavy tourism. The beaches are beautiful and there are several bars and restaurants to accommodate everyone. There are some really nice places of interest from Calypso Cave to the Ggantija Temples in Xaghra. Gozo has a very relaxed atmosphere and tourists like to walk and enjoy the culture.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The property is just a short distance by car to the famous beach on Gozo called Ramla (15 minute walk). The property is not overlooked and is very spacious with a good size pool. It has 3 good size bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. There is a bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs which all benefit with baths and/or showers.
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Helpful owner, nice villa but poorly equipped.
The first thing to say is that Sharon, the owner, was more than helpful in all our dealings with her; we cannot fault her on her management and communication.
We have rented all over the Med but have never before walked into a property that had no hand soap, no washing-up liquid, no salt/pepper/oil. The reason given for the lack of soap was: "Well, if you supply it, people complain it's the wrong sort". Really?...
The villa itself was a good layout, well furnished and with plenty of crockery, albeit mismatched. The cutlery was just sufficient for 6 but there were no scissors, no chopping knives, no breadboard... these are all things that the average holidaymaker will need in a rental property! The towels were fairly rough and threadbare and didn't smell very nice.
The villa had been cleaned but there was a distinct lack of forethought by whoever is meant to check readiness for the next tenants - several light bulbs were missing (agent comment was "Oh, that light hasn't worked for ages" - no, but when you put a bulb in, it does...); the villa guide, which you would expect to find easily on arrival, was tucked away in a drawer and had not been updated since it was written 12 years earlier. It said the washing-machine instructions were "in the top drawer" - there are about 10 top drawers in the villa and the instructions were in none of them.
So, hand on heart, I couldn't really recommend this villa unless you are prepared to bring or do without all the things that the average tenant will need in a holiday villa. Shame, because the village itself was nice, and within easy reach of all the places we wanted to visit.
It is a shame that specific comments where not made to the owner at the time as these could have been addressed. Several hand towels are made available for guests and there has never been an issue. The comments will be reviewed and towels replaced where necessary.
As regards to sharp objects or cleaning materials, unfortunately due to allergies etc. it is difficult to accommodate for all needs. It is also recommend that sharp items are not included within the utensils, although knives etc. are available for rentees to use during their stay to eat and cook with.
Information regarding the villa is mainly online through the Home and Away website but the owner will review the hard copy and update it for the coming season.
The farmhouse was lovely with a mix of old world charm and modern amenities.
It is in a very good location to explore all of Gozo in a week and in a very quiet neighborhood. It is an easy walk to the town square of Xaghra where there are some wonderful restaurants. The farmhouse was clean and beautifully decorated. Our only concerns were that the beds were very hard and we had to use the extra duvets under the sheets to soften them. Also we were surprised by the lack of typical supplies that we have found in other rentals such as at least one toll of extra toilet paper per bathroom, a bar of soap per bathroom and dish soap one bottle of drinking water, and salt and pepper at the least. The stores are not always open to get these items when you arrive later. When we arrived we had to wash all of the glasses before using them because we decided the previous renters did not bother to buy dish soap. We thought that this is actually a health issue that needs to be considered. We are sorry to have to share the last comments because we did have a wonderful stay at your place and we would recommend it to others. These are things that would only have improved our great time.
Glad you enjoyed Gozo and staying at the property. I would like to answer the queries you raised. Unfortunately due to the different soaps/cleaners, I was advised that these should be bought by the rentees due to allergy reactions for different people and it was safer for Rentees to purchase their own products.
As to the beds, I am sorry you found them hard, the beds mattresses where bought last year. All cutlery and table wear is washed before arrival of the new tenants. The cleaner ensures that everything is clean before the arrival. So although you cleaned all glasses on arrival due to there being no soap, it was not necessary to do so.
Thank you for your review and I hope that my comments have clarified some of the topics.
Lovely farmhouse in great location
We had a lovely stay in Gozo. The house is very centrally located in Zaghra. The rooms are large and there are lots of bathrooms. The pool was lovely.
The only gripes related to how little in the way of provisions were provided e.g. basic things like handsoap in the toilets, pepper, cooking oil, bin bags etc were missing. Also it would have been helpful to be told the check out time for the final day on arrival, rather than having to send a message to request this. The beds were very hard (uncomfortably so) but we got around this by putting the duvets under the base sheets.
Overall a lovely visit though and we enjoyed the climate, character and attractions of Gozo from the base of this lovely farmhouse.
Check in and out times are available on the contract and website. Note issued on day before departure by way of a reminder. With regard to provisons the property is supplied with all utilities to cook etc but it is expected that people purchase their own products for food as people have different needs and allergies.
The property was excellent an in a perfect location, Paul the greeter was very helpful.
Could not recommend it highly enough!. So much so we booked for next year while we where there. Thank you Sharon for a brilliant holiday.
Thank you for the review. Really glad to hear you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Perfect place for relaxed vacation in Godo
very nice property which met all our expectations (familly of 5 - 3 adult and 2 small children), good contact and support from the owner
it was a pleasure staying here
Property met all our expectations and more can't wait to come back again town and surrounding areas excellent town square was so friendly sharron was great organising our transfers loved every part of gozo this was our first time in gozo and it was our honeymoon and took the kids too perfect two weeks thank you so much hope to stay here in the near future
Looking forward to seeing you again. Glad you loved Gozo.
This quiet and quaint island stands south of Sicily, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and spans 9 x 5 miles (14.5kms x 8kms). The island stands 25 miles (40kms) away from its sister island of Malta and is reachable by ferry. The island of Gozo offers the traveller much to explore and discover that range from prehistoric temples to historical events that have made Gozo what it is today. Many people refer to Gozo as the land where time stands still and in many ways that is still true.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum Stay : 1 week stay; Additional Nights available. Booking Deposit : £250.00 (non refundable); Balance required 8 weeks before arrival date/travel; Payment will only be accepted in Pound Sterling/Euros. £150.00 security and damages deposit also required which is refundable upon inspection on departure or 21 days from departure if more suitable. Prices are per week and are inclusive of a complimentary (for your first day) water/bread/milk/tea/instant coffee/margarine and sugar upon arrival to start you off.