White Pampas has been converted into a beautiful holiday home by English owners. The house retains many original features and has been beautifully decorated and furnished throughout. As you step through the front door you immediately enter the pretty courtyard with swimming pool. There is a large patio with six sun loungers and also a patio table and chairs. The courtyard is well lit and houses a built in BBQ - perfect for alfresco dining.
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Farmhouse in Xaghra, Gozo, Malta - 5 Min Drive from Ramla Bay
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely house but a bit noisy in area!
The property was lovely and very clean but in quite a lively area so don't expect a tranquil holiday! Fireworks, close neighbours, cannons and cockerels all added to the tapestry....
It is advertised as suitable for elderly/infirm and this is certainly true of the ground floor and pool area, but a word of caution. The pavement step outside property is very high and the pavement narrow and myself (infirm) and an elderly lady in party were unable to get up to the door! We found a stone to use to help us step up but its not easy and not really practical for those who have mobility issues like me. Lovely pool area but unfortunately, the house is in quite a noisy area of other rentals and our neighbours were very raucous in the pool at night, screeching and playing very loud music, day and night. We asked them to turn it down, as Maria advised, and they became aggressive and told us to come outside for a fight. Not what one wants on holiday! Thankfully they were holiday makers too and left later that day, but the first 3 days were spoiled somewhat. There is no parking at the property but there is a small square further along to leave a vehicle. Maria was very helpful and came promptly when we needed her, as did her daughter. Xaghra is a lovely town; D Venue in the town square serve the best ribeye I've ever had with peppersauce and there's a lovely cafe which serves the most amazing smoothies - can't remember its name but they have bright orange chairs outside! Ramla Bay, nearby, is a beautiful beach.
Beautiful Farmhouse, lovely island
We were met in the village square and shown to the Property which is an old converted farmhouse on two levels. It was a lovely stone built property and well equipped. There is a walled courtyard garden and we sat out and had barbeques on three nights. Although the weather was hot and sunny (23 degrees) the pool was far too cold to swim in even for our very hardy children who swam in the sea. To use the pool at this time of year it would have to be heated. Maria (the housekeeper) was very helpful. We loved Gozo with its beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants. The location makes a car essential but everything is a short drive away.
Very nice homely farmhouse
Lovely farmhouse, quiet street, you can hear the birds chirping in the morning. Although we could not use the pool (not warm enough time of the year) the garden was lovely and we had all our meals there. Our dogs enjoyed running around too. Kitchen well equipped for self catering cooking. Overall nice stay, excellent area, clean place and would happily return. Thank you Maria who made our stay a good one.
Lovely house, very clean and well kept. MARIA was lovely and did a lot to make us welcome, this is the first place where we arrived to milk, bread etc in the fridge, the essentials. Lovely pool and outdoor area and the house has lots of character. Location is out of the way somewhat but that's exactly what we needed! Full marks from us
This is our 3rd visit to this lovely cosy farmhouse. It has been 8 years since we were last here and now a family of five. The kids would have happily spent everyday at the house playing in the pool! The property is well maintained and very clean and nothing is too much trouble for the lovely Maria. Xaghra is a lovely village and the centre is a 10 min walk from the house with a good choice of restaurants. Not sure why a reviewer below States Victoria is a 10 min walk - it's a good 10 mins by car so this must be a typo. I'd definitely recommend you hire a car and explore the rest of the island. We look forward to our next visit.
Stayed at the farmhouse for 2 weeks in May and had a lovely time. House was very clean and the courtyard was well equipped with sunbeds and a BBQ.. Although the pool is small it is adequate to cool down in. We had a small problem with hot water but Maria the housekeeper had it fixed within a couple of hours. Maria was brilliant and arranged our taxi transfers from and back to the airport. We were provided with lots of towels and Maria's lovely daughter came in and changed the bed linen etc at the weekend. We did have a local dog barking some nights but otherwise a great location.
The town is only a 10 minute walk and there are plenty of places to eat glorious food inexpensively. The Church in Xaghra is absolutely beautiful don't miss it. We walked miles in Gozo hopping on & off buses on one day passes for 1.5 euro. Very hilly so not for the fainthearted. Everyone is very friendly on Gozo so if you like walking and visiting beautiful churches & isolated beaches then this is the place for you. One of our party also went diving off the island . Unfortunately we explored Gozo so much we didn't get to Malta so will need to come back again!
Special interest holidays:
The Maltese islands attract, every year, tens of thousands of divers, most of whom claim that the best dives are off Gozo. There are fantastic arches, tunnels, wrecks, caves and lagoons to explore and the underwater landscape is as varied as the topography. The most stunning dive of all is that at the Azure Window in Dwejra, with its deep, plunging pool of clear blue water, surrounded by breathtaking rock formations, caves and drop-off points. The absence of traffic, the spread of fields and valleys, and the enchanting country roads that wind their way between village and hamlet, make for walks that lift the spirit and enrich the senses. Summer evenings allow a pleasant trek, but best of all is the time of year when the pale yellow winter sorell gives way to the glowing red of spring-time clover. Even those who are not harden walkers may stroll through the streets and gaze about them, noting details that delight.
The closest beach to the house is Ramla Bay, which is a short 5 minute drive from the house.
There are no direct flights to Gozo. Travel to Gozo from Malta by regular ferry service. The journey time from the airport to the ferry terminal is approx 30 mins and the crossing around 25 minutes with ferries running every half hour during the summer. The house is around a 10 minute drive from the harbour.
The island is 14km by 7km and roughly circular in shape. Anywhere you go on the Island is usually reached within a few minutes, with the longest journey probably being 20 minutes. We would recommend that you hire a car for the duration of your stay as the Island is very hilly. Advantage for Brits are all the road signs are in English which makes getting around very easy.
Religious culture in Gozo is strong with God taking second place to his saints. Every weekend from the last Sunday in May up to mid-September, each town and village organises a festa in honour of the patron saint to whom the parish is dedicated. In these festas, the spiritual and the secular intermingle, religion and folklore abound. During the summer holiday months, August in particular, thousands of people from Malta invade Gozo, spilling through the streets, filling the bars, and sleeping off their excesses on the beaches. This is the only time of the year when Gozo shakes off its sleepy persona. These celebrations have long been an important event and the rivalry between the villages reaches sky high proportions. From the Wednesday preceding the festa to its eve several brass bands march through the streets preceded and followed by the young and not so young who revel in dancing and merrymaking. The climax of the festa is reached on the Sunday when a procession with the statue of the saint carried shoulder-high wends its way slowly through the streets. The villagers don their best outfits and the houses are decorated and lit for the occasion.
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