Razzett Pepprina Farmhouse in Xaghra, Gozo, Malta - Close To Village 'Pjazza', Set In A Quiet Alley. Baby and Child friendly.
We live in the UK with our two young daughters. We got married in Gozo in 2000, and bought the farmhouse in 2006.
Sue purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Sue chose Xagħra
My mother is Gozitan, and we have a large family on the island, so the farmhouse is a natural second home. Xaghra is in the centre of the island and close to everything, with the farmhouse itself just off the lively village square, yet in a secluded alley away from crowds and traffic.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Our house manager will welcome you to the farmhouse, and be contactable throughout your stay. This is a truly authentic 400 year old farmhouse, with plenty of rustic charm. It has been lovingly renovated in traditional Gozitan style, and furnished to a very high standard. Often old houses have small rooms, whereas this farmhouse has unusually spacious and well proportioned rooms with high arched ceilings, offering plenty of light and air. Razzett Pepprina has the best of what Gozo has to offer - a real farmhouse in a quiet location, in the centre of Xaghra, in the centre of the island.
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Wonderful house in perfect location
Arriving late in the evening to find a bottle of Maltese wine chilling in the fridge, together with all the essentials for breakfast by the pool the next morning, was a very promising start to a fabulous 10 day stay in this wonderfully spacious, well equipped and very comfortable house. It is situated in a very quiet part of the village, within easy walking distance of restaurants, which are busy and popular so remember to book, and small shops for all your essentials. It is also very well situated for exploring all round the island. We are very grateful to Sue, the owner, who had made the whole process of booking, transfers, car hire etc so easy, and also to the car hire company and drivers that she organised who went out of their way to be helpful and told us so much about the island and its people.
Thoroughly recommend this lovely house and Gozo for a perfect holiday.
We also spent a few interesting days in Malta but decided Gozo was the winner by far.
Thank you so much for your lovely review Helen. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the house and island. We are very lucky to be within a short stroll of the excellent restaurants and shops in the village. I'm pleased to hear such great feedback about our taxi and car hire provider. Most guests find this to be the best option as it saves waiting at the car hire desk at the airport and they are always very reliable. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with you from start to finish! It would be wonderful to welcome you back one day! Thank you for choosing our house.
Really beautiful property in a lovely location
The property is very beautiful and spacious. It is equipped to a very high standard and is one of the best self catering properties we have stayed in. This is the first time we have taken our two children abroad and the whole process, and organisation from the owners made it really easy and simple. The property was well equipped for the children, and with the pool and toys for them, my husband and I could truly relax. The location was lovely with the town being very child friendly. We were made to feel at home by all the locals. Buses and taxis were very easy to use when visiting all the historic locations (lots of which were in walking distance) and with everyone speaking good English our holiday was really easy. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and would love to visit again.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was a genuine pleasure to deal with you from start to finish. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and island, and found everything to be child friendly. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
We stayed here for eight days in September and it was beautiful. The house itself is stunning with large open spaces and beautiful décor, there was fresh milk, bread and a bottle of Maltese wine to welcome us.
The house was situated just off of Xaghra square, which offered lots of fresh local produce, cafe's and restaurants. It happened to be Xaghra festival for the first four days of our stay, where there was loads going on from horse racing on the streets, fireworks and a food festival in the evenings.
The local people were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a fantastic holiday and we will defiantly be returning!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is very much appreciated. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the house and island, and it's great that you went to the village festa! We would love to welcome you back!
We had 2 wonderful weeks at Razzett Pepprina and enjoyed every minute. The house is absolutely beautiful - cool, airy and well equipped with everything we needed for a perfect stay. The position is very good and close to the pretty centre of Xaghra. The pool area had sun practically all day long so was perfect for lots of lazy lounging, sunny breakfasts or evening cocktails! A huge bonus for us was the aircon in the bedrooms - ensuring that even though it was really hot outside we could all still have a good night's sleep. Thank you to Sue and Ruben who made every aspect of the booking and the stay so easy. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
Go to Gozo
First time we have travelled to Gozo , a lovely natural island with wonderful views , coast line and quaint villages and small towns .
The property is large and in built in local lime stone , bedrooms are large with their own bathrooms . The kitchen is ideal for groups or families with good quality appliances.
We enjoyed dips in the pool when it got hot in the afternoons and also enjoyed a BBQ .
The local shops and cafés are very handy and we enjoyed some of the local restaurants in the evening . It was lovely to be in an unspoilt island and even when we visited some of the resorts they are not over bearing with high rise apartments or hotels . It was a lovely family break for us to chill out . We would not hesitate to return .
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the house and island and sampled some of the excellent local restaurants in the village. We very much hope to welcome you back to Gozo in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Gozo is a world class scuba diving destination, and there are many dive schools on the island.
This is Calypso’s Isle of Ogygia from Homer’s Odyssey, where the beautiful nymph held Odysseus a prisoner of love for seven years. It is a place where legend blends with history. There are Neolithic cave dwellings, the oldest man-made temple in the world - pre-dating the Giza Pyramids by over 1,000 years - and an amazing array of monumental Baroque, neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque churches and basilicas.
Sailing is a popular pastime around the islands, and several companies offer boat trips and boat hire.
The Gozitan countryside is beautiful, and very popular with walkers.
For older children and adults there is climbing, sea kayaking, diving, biking and hiking activities.
Being a tiny island (just 14 x 7 km), you are never far away from the sea. The orange-red sandy beaches of Ramla and San Blas are a 10 minute drive. Ramla is the largest sandy beach on the island. Other beaches such as Xlendi and Mgarr ix-Xini are a 15 minute drive. Comino island, and it's crystal clear Blue Lagoon can be easily accessed via Mgarr harbour via a 10 minute boat ride.
Guests should arrange their own flights to Malta International Airport. Air Malta, Ryanair and Easy Jet fly to Malta. The transfer from Malta to Gozo is via a 25 minute ferry crossing. The ferry port is a 40 minute drive from the Airport. Car hire is recommended. We can arrange airport transfers and recommend car hire firms.
5 minute stroll to Xaghra Square which has bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
10 minute drive to Ramla - The island's largest sandy beach.
10 minute drive to Victoria, the Capital.
15 minute drive to Xlendi, small seaside village.
GOZO is Malta’s tiny sister island in the southern Mediterranean. 90km south of Sicily and 300 km from the Tunisian desert.
For foodies, there is a wide selection of excellent restaurants, offering both local cuisine and strong influences from Italy and elsewhere. Fresh fish is plentiful, as is excellent local wine. Each village in turn holds its own ‘festa’ during summer weekends, with fireworks and traditional horse-racing up the main street.
The farmhouse is the owners holiday home, and is looked after by their Gozitan relatives, who know the island inside out and will be on hand to welcome you and make sure your holiday runs smoothly.
There is a comprehensive house book which contains information about the island - practicalities, suggestions for places to visit, restaurant guide etc. There are also maps, and books about the island in the bookcase.