5 bedroom character property for sale
Malta - Gozo
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- Private terraces
Set back from the road, a private courtyard opens into the hallway which leads to a large open-plan dining room and fully-fitted kitchen with beech units and granite tops. The living room with feature stone fireplace opens onto the outside dining area and a >b>large 12 metre tiled swimming pool. Above this there is another seating area surrounded by a very pretty garden with mature olive, palms and araucaria creating some welcome shade. The first of five bedrooms is on the ground floor with its' en-suite shower room, alongside a separate guest bathroom and a utility/storage room.
Upstairs the spacious hallway leads to the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace overlooking the garden and open country views. At the front of the house there are two more bedrooms with balconies, one with en-suite shower and the other with toilet and basin. A spiral stair ascends to the fifth bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and two roof terraces with distant sea views. The property is fully equipped with air-conditioning, two fireplaces, insect screens, solar panel and a separate garage. Really special property which needs to be viewed to appreciate its' charm and character. Also includes a private 1-car garage.
The property is 8 minutes walk from both Gharb Centre, where there are several restaurants and bars.
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.
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