EXCLUSIVE: Dating back several hundred years this charming character property offers plenty of living accommodation full of original farmhouse features and large rooms with high ceilings.
The entrance courtyard has a well and a doorway leading to the old stone spiral staircase leading to the roof. Another door gives access to the the garage at the front of the property and at the rear of the courtyard you enter into a large open-plan kitchen with stone mangers and living area with a cosy fireplace.
A separate dining room with arched ceiling lies beyond this with doors opening onto the rear courtyard and garden. Another door in the front courtyard takes you down a few stairs to a mill room with mezzanine area which could be another living room or fourth bedroom if required.
Upstairs you find two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one with built-in storage and the second one opening onto the upper terrace overlooking the garden. A third bedroom is currently used as a living room and also opens onto the upper terrace.
Within easy walking distance of a well-stocked supermarket, several restaurants and the 5 star Kempinski hotel with swimming pools and spa.
The property is 5 minutes walk from Gharb Centre, where there are several restaurants and bars. It is 2 minutes walk to the nearest restaurant, and 5 minutes walk to Kempinski San Lawrenz Spa.
G?arb is a village located at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo, Malta, with a population of approximately 1,500 people Gharb started life as a small hamlet centuries ago. The word Gharb is Arabic for West, so it should be no surprise that the village is the most westerly place on Gozo. You can see its ancient roots in the centre of the village where some houses have fine examples of decorated stone balconies.
G?arb was created as a parish in 1679, a move which gave impetus for the building of a new, baroque parish church. Built between 1699 and 1729, it has an elegant facade which has been compared with Francesco Borromini’s Church of Saint Agnes in Piazza Navona, Rome. The village square, so quintessentially Gozitan, has become the view on many a postcard. On the square is a folklore museum housing all sorts of memorabilia retelling the Islands’ rural history. Two other museums (Lace and Karmni Grima) are also located in Gharb.
G?arb lies in some of Gozo’s most scenic countryside, particularly at Dbiegi, the highest hill on the Island. Also at Dbiegi is a centre for Gozitan crafts. Within the limits of G?arb is the Chapel of San Dimitri. According to legend, the first chapel was built on the cliff side by a woman whose son was freed from captivity by St. Demetrius.
Also nearby is the Basilica ta’ Pinu, Malta’s pre-eminent shrine to the Virgin Mary. It was on this spot in 1883 that a local woman heard the voice of the Virgin. The parish church is dedicated to the visitation of Saint Mary to her cousin Saint Elizabeth.
The nearest bay is Dwejra, a Natura 2000 protected site, location of the Inland Sea and the famous Azure window, arguably Malta’s most photographed location when marketing the Islands.