Introducing DAR-IT-TORRI by Jules
“Behind a very ordinary front door, you’d expect an ordinary house for your Gozo Holiday. How wrong was I? Dar it-Torri, meaning Tower, is an original tower house that has been magically transformed into a holiday home full of mystic charm and quirkiness. Expecting to find a 2-bedroom farmhouse, we open the front door into what was evidently the original mill room. Rustic with rows of limestone ceiling arches make it a welcoming reception. This tower house charms from the start with no end of imagination.
Not unusual for villas in Gozo to have an internal spiral staircase leading to the first-floor bedrooms nor for Gozo farmhouses to have external stairs the same way. Here, there’s a lovely twist. Follow the spiral stairs to the first floor where you are taken outside to reach an elevated part of the tower. Here, doors open into the intriguing living quarters of the tower house. You are greeted with rustic open arms, great design and modern comfort. Enjoy your Gozo holiday from the vantage of the terrace, soaking in miles of panoramic views.
This Gozo holiday home reminds me of the Grimm brothers fairy tale romance of Rapunzel. Where the handsome prince would visit her in the tower but without the benefit of stairs. Some villas in Gozo are just exquisite. This has mystique and a romantic aura that make a delightful holiday home. Don’t leave it just to your imagination”. Jules
The old mill now forms a comfortable lounge space with a large flat screen TV. At the other end you will find an atrium of light from a white wrought iron staircase and large white terrace doors opposite leading to the pool terrace. Bedroom 1 is also located here. It has a double be with a separate bathroom.
There is also space for an extra sofa bed if required, for an additional charge.
The feature wrought iron stairs lead from the ground floor mill lounge to Bedroom 2 which is also a double with a separate bathroom.
Tower House floor:
Elevated above the first-floor level and accessed here from external stairs, you find the entrance to the original tower house that for many years provided sleeping accommodation for guards on duty. Now it serves as the delightful living quarters of Dar It-Torri. Spacious, well designed and comfortably furnished you will find a second lounge here combined with a dining area and large modern kitchen. The outside terrace presents fabulous distant views of Gozo.
This Gozo holiday villa has air conditioning throughout.
The ground floor pool and terrace offer a spacious and idyllic opportunity to unwind. There is a benefit of additional self-catering facilities such as a sink, storage space and a fridge, as well as the BBQ. A thoughtful touch given your location from the main kitchen. Here’s a great benefit. You have the best of both worlds. The opportunity to laze by the pool and enjoy a lunch time BBQ. Later, follow the external stairs to the elevated terrace. Relax and enjoy panoramic views whilst using the well-equipped kitchen to serve al fresco delights. The fine countryside ambiance here, has to top your Gozo holiday experience.
With a population of only 1,700 people, Kercem’s peace and tranquillity are practically a given. The closest beaches are Xlendi Bay (3.4km away) and Dwejra Bay. The latter is where you’ll find the famous Azure Window.
The local bakery is found in 500m. The closest restaurant is La Stanza in Triq l-Imghallem Victoria in 2.3km although Kercem does have a number of snack bars.
Hop on the Bus No 313 to Victoria 2.3km away from the nearest bus stop in 500 metres.
Parking: Parking is available on street outside the property.
Free parking (outdoor)