GAWHRA - By Jules
"This traditional home is typical of the original village townhouse. It has a distinctive Mediterranean cottage feel, bursting with local characteristics that just keep flowing throughout. Entering the external wooden door, we arrive straight onto the pool terrace, bright and alive with sun glistening off the pool. “Homely” is our initial impression as we continue inside the farmhouse. We arrive straight into the living space in front of a majestic stone staircase with a sweeping white wrought iron banister.
What really creates a wow factor is the pretty mosaic of low limestone ceiling arches that ebb and flow in harmony. They weave an alluring charm. This picture is one for the front of “Country Living” magazine (just without the British rain!). Gawhra gets a big thumbs up for its true Gozitan authenticity. A comfortable holiday home that can’t fail to delight guests who prefer the “real deal”.
A cute Mediterranean haven for couples and small families to enjoy the charms of Gozo.
And not to forget its location. A big tick here, just a 5-minute stroll from Xaghra square with its ecliptic range of restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Many jewels in this magic box.
The living space is a magical weave of low ceiling arches that connect the lounge area with a lovely painted Mediterranean wood painted kitchen. The hub of the house has a matching painted table and chairs. Before you reach the kitchen, off the hall, there is a family bathroom.
Beyond the kitchen, double doors lead down to Bedroom 1. With twin beds, its ceiling arches continue to delight.
In the hall entrance, you will find a contemporary log burner for those winter evenings.
At the top of Gawhra’s sweeping staircase is a lovely reception area with settee for those quite indulgent moments. The original mosaic tiles enhance the ambiance.
White wooden doors provide access to Bedroom 2. A spacious double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.
The outside benefits from a private pool and terrace with sunbeds, outdoor dining furniture and BBQ facilities
All rooms are equipped with Air Conditioning units operated by an electronic coin box on a pay-as-you-use basis (€1 & €2 coins). A screen displays the credit remaining with each AC unit consuming approximately € 2 per night. Prices exclude the Malta Eco Tax – a requirement by Maltese law to be collected from all guests on arrival. This applies to those aged 18 and over and consists of €0.50c per person for each night’s stay, to a maximum of €5 per person for each continuous stay. This is paid in Euro currency only and will be collected by the owner on check-in.
LOCATION Xaghra Village
Xaghra’s village square has a range of cosmopolitan restaurants and a buzzing café atmosphere. It’s a great place for a hearty meal or a light snack and just as good for people-watching.
The property is a short 5 - 10 minute walk from the farmhouse to the village square where you will find a range of local shops.
The nearest supermarkets are also found off the square. The nearest beach is Ramla Beach, 2 km away. This is the island's largest red-sand beach.
Nearest bus stop is 50 meters away from the property where you can catch Bus No. 307 into the main town of Victoria.
Xaghra is also home to unique prehistoric temples which are the oldest standing structures in the world. Together with the burial grounds close by they are a magnet for historians and archaeologists from all over the world.
Xaghra is also within a short distance of the island’s main summer resort of Marsalforn with its excellent swimming spots restaurants bars and bustling summer crowds. The 310 will take directly from Xaghra to Marsalforn.
Ix-Xwejni Bay and Qbajjar Bay are both easily reached through Marsalforn. The two shallow bays are right next to each other with small pebbly beaches and rocky stretches leading into clear blue water. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the bays’ excellent swimming and there’s good diving to be had especially for beginners. A few fishing boats are based here too and there are a couple of bars and restaurants on the seafront.