INTRODUCING TFIEFA - By Jules
"This light-filled property is in the tiny village of Ghasri.
The instant we walked into this mini paradise, a pretty picture was right in front of us. A timeless backdrop of countryside gave us a feeling of peace and tranquillity. A lovely private and spacious pool terrace offer hours of fun and relaxation.
This pretty scene fills the living space, framed by three large arched terrace doors. With its semi rustic finish, this Gozo Villa combines the charm of honey coloured limestone with top class contemporary furnishings.
You have the excellent benefit of views on three levels. From the pool terrace, a balcony on the first floor and a roof terrace, you can soak up panoramic views of Gozo. It all contributes to this Gozo holiday home’s peaceful atmosphere and rural feel.
It’s perfect for winter too, with an inbuilt stone fireplace that turns the farmhouse into a cosy escape”. Jules
Immediately inside the front door, off the hall, you will find Bedroom 1 with Twin Beds and a large walk-in wardrobe. Opposite side of the hall is a generous family bathroom with a shower and large bath. Handy for the living and outdoor space and ideal for those with restricted mobility.
The open-plan living area is extremely spacious and full of light from the terrace. Here, you will find entertainment amenities including a large flat 55’ TV screen with Cable, a stereo system and free Wi-Fi.
Through an internal arch is a contemporary ash finished kitchen, well equipped for the most adventurous of holidays cooks.
A charming, inbuilt stone fireplace makes a great feature with wood burner and creates a cosy ambience in the winter months.
At the top of the marble staircase you will find a further 3 bedrooms.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed with a balcony overlooking the pool and spectacular countryside.
Bedroom 3 is next door and as such, shares the same balcony and vantage point as Bedroom 2. There is also a spacious en suite shower room.
Bedroom 4 is also a double. Bedrooms 2 and 4 have the benefit of a shared family bathroom also located on the first floor.
Climbing a second marble staircase brings you onto the roof terrace. Peace personified! With panoramic views of Gozo, you can enjoy the distant picture of Gozo’s historic Citadel with a table, outdoor settees and umbrella to relax.
From the pool terrace enjoy hours relaxing, soaking up the atmosphere or having a lazy charcoal BBQ.
You are accompanied by two delightful palm trees that just reinforce the Mediterranean feel. The terrace is well equipped with sunbeds, outside dining furniture and umbrella for those times you seek shade from the heat.
LOCATION: Ghasri Village
The village of Ghasri sits amongst the fields and valleys of rural Gozo yet is within 3.5km of Victoria’s commanding citadel and close to one of the best swimming spots on the island. From the villa terrace, you’ll easily be able to identify Tal Gordan a flat-topped hill with an iconic lighthouse. It’s a must for ramblers.
From Ghasri village square a road leads to the fabulous valley of Wied l-Ghasri 2.3km from your Gozo villa. The Wied l-Ghasri area is a marvelous place for country walks or rewarding cycle rides especially in winter and spring. The valley ends at the sea wedged between high cliffs where a secluded inlet makes an ideal spot for swimming snorkeling and together with the sea surrounding it a very popular spot for diving.
On the way be sure to stop at the charming old chapel dedicated to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The two shallow bays of Xwejni and Qbajjar are both 4.1 Km away. Next to each other they have small pebbly beaches and rocky stretches that lead to clear blue water. Excellent for swimming they are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and are popular with divers especially beginners. You’ll also find a few fishing boats here and a couple of bars and restaurants on the sea front.
The feast of Ghasri is celebrated on the first or second Sunday in June and is dedicated to Corpus Christi. Victoria has two big feasts one in the third week of July and the other on 15 August.
Nearest supermarket is 700m from the property (6- minute walk)
Closest restaurant is Brookies Restaurant and Music Bar, 1.3km away from Erika (14-minute walk) with Grazie Mille, a tempting alternative 2km away.
Nearest beach is Marsalforn, is 4km from property (10-minute drive)
The capital of Victoria is 3.5 km away. Catch the 308 bus from the stop just 100m from Erika and it will take you to the centre with its wide range of shops cafes bars and restaurants as well as its wealth of history.
A private two car garage is available to use and is accessed from the house. Erika has a ‘pay as you go’ coin-operated air-conditioning system (€1 & €2 coins). Each AC unit consumes around €2 per night