About the property
- Villa64583 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Private villa set in beautiful gardens next to a quiet, traditional Maltese town
Formally a medieval hunting lodge, 'Ta Torri' is now a private villa, lovingly restored to provide simple accommodation surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The colonnaded path down the garden is one of only three remaining on the island and is just one of the features that makes Ta Torri truly unique. Surrounded by high walls, the villa affords complete privacy for sunbathing, swimming and outdoor dining.
The villa is situated on the outskirts of Mqabba, a quiet and beautiful Maltese village. It remains almost entirely free from tourists, unscarred from modern development, providing a ‘real’ Maltese experience.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Margaret Jackson
Ta Torri has been in our family since it was purchased by our grandfather 'TM' in 1968. Empty and desolate, it’s restoration is now complete, providing simple accommodation in extensive and beautiful gardens.
Why Margaret Jackson chose Mqabba
A 'guest pack' originally written by TM provided a few sentences that hinted of his love for Malta, he says: “For many years I cast around in my mind for that one place on earth where I would find PEACE and which fulfilled the good things I had grown used to. As time wore on Spain dimmed and Malta had cast its spell. Enveloped in history and mystery, (there is) no place quite like it.”
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We arrived after midnight and had a quick wander round the gardens which seemed both extensive and lovely. Then collapsed into bed and awoke to really explore. Oh what a place, the building was well furnished, clean and welcoming. The owner had given us a map showing where all the local shops were and we set out to explore with confidence. The baker was, as always with the Maltese, very, very friendly and the bread was delicious. Local shops were within easy walking distance even though we had rented a car we never used it around the town as it was so nice just to walk and talk to the locals. We have been to Malta many times and stayed in villas before but this one is very special. Our son is wheelchairbound from a car accident but could go anywhere in the gardens and staying in the Tower could manage most things for himself. Robert, the gardener, turned up early the first day to make sure that the ramps that were around the place were suitable and lengthened one and widened a couple of others to make them safer for him. The peace and tranquility of Ta Tori will never be forgotten. We certainly didn't want to leave and will definitely return. It is close to the airport but the plane noise is not intrusive and getting there was easy with the directions given to us by the owner. All in all a wonderful break and a wonderful setting. Not too far from any of Malta's many attractions, both historical and retail if you need them or just sit in the wonderful gardens and chill out.
We stayed in this beautiful house in may just gone.
It was a pleasant experience and will be back once the children are a bit older youngest is 19 months old.
On the whole we all loved mqabba the locals was very friendly and helpful towards us, George from the fruit and veg store was absolutely fantastic and Alfred the baker well what can I say the bread and Maltese sweet bread delicious yum yum. Also the post office staff were very friendly indeed.
Would most definitely be back in a few years
Coast/Beach: The South Western coastline is 15 (max) minutes by car (the bus also goes from the Church square). Swimming here is off rocks. Sandy beaches are to the North of the island (50 mins by car) and justify a 'day trip' Most of these places offer various water sports, pedaloes, jet skis, scuba diving etc. Travel: Malta International airport is 10 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended but not essential. The bus leaves from the Square every 1/2hr to Valletta. By car all the main attractions are within easy reach (25 mins to Valletta or the silent city of Mdina) Prehistoric temples 15 mins by car. The ferry terminal for Sicily and thence to Italy is 20 mins drive or to Gozo just under the hour. Distances: Malta is a relatively small island and nowhere is very far. Almost every point of the island can be reached within the hour. The island of Gozo is within 2 hours even allowing for the ferry crossing and is well worth a day trip. Further Details: Mqabba is an old unspoilt quarrying village. Everything is available; viz banking (with hole in wall) good pharmacy, excellent butcher, fruit and veg, deli and general provisions. Just round the corner from Ta Torri is Alfred the baker who provides fresh, warm Maltese bread every morning,- even Sunday. The people are very friendly. There are no 'tourist facilities' (good!) but a couple of bars where you can watch important football matches and have a game of snooker. There are no restaurants in Mqabba but it is well worth the drive to the local fishing villages for everything from 'bar meals' to good dinners.
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Booking Notes: Changeover Day: We try hard not to ask people to leave until it is time for them to go to the airport. If it is a sameday changeover then the cleaners have to have access by 9am because it is such a large property to clean but there is plenty of room to manoevre. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in GBP, for 8 persons including babies under 2 years. Ta Torri is not available for long Winter lets.