4 bedroom farm house for sale
Malta - Gozo
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- Sea and Country Views
Electric gates open into a big carport with space for three cars leading into the courtyard and original stone staircase. In the hallway there are steps down to the cellar and beyond this is an arched kitchen and dining room opening onto the BBQ area at the side of the house.
At the far end of the dining room there is another arched living room with doors opening onto the swimming pool. There is a downstairs bedroom and separate bathroom off the hallway as well as an outside pool shower and toilet. Outside a covered loggia on two sides of the house provides welcome shade and there are mature olives and oleander planted along the boundary walls.
A traditional circular stone garigor (staircase) takes you up to the first floor with three double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms with doors to the outside terrace which runs around the house, providing superb views of the sea and surrounding countryside. South-west facing aspect with great sunsets.
The property is 12 minutes walk from both Gharb Centre, where there are several restaurants and bars, and the village of San Lawrenz.
Għarb 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.
Għarb 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.
Għarb 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 Għarb 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.
- Malta (International), 34.6 miles
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