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'Hidden Gem' Voted 'Best for Romance'

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Last updated: 11/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Victoria farmhouse description

This is a delightful, 18 century, self-catering, small terraced holiday house. It was charmingly and affectionately converted to meet modern holiday needs with an en-suite shower room and air-conditioning in each bedroom without spoiling the unique local ambience. It is aimed exclusively for the adult couple who want to spend good quality time with one another in what was voted ' BEST FOR ROMANCE ' in Woman's Own, August 2011. It is quaint and private, unique and comfortable and excellent value for money. It is on the periphery of the village of Kercem with great walks and amazing views. Our holiday home is only a few minutes walk to the historic capital city of Rabat and the great Citadel. One finds oneself in an amazing array of legendary buildings and sitings with numerous restaurants and cafes to wonder, ponder and marvel over a cup of cappuccino.

Walk in through the red front door and you enter a small outdoor courtyard with solid limestone balustrades stairs leading to the bedrooms. On your left, an extremely old loggia with a small but well equipped bespoke kitchen. Straight through is a cool lounge, with sofa, arm-chairs & dining table; TV, CD & free WIFI Internet. Downstairs is served with a shower room, w.c. and basin for ease and comfort. There is also a washing machine for own personal use. Upstairs there are two en suite bedrooms with shower-rooms and air conditioning for that special extra comfort. One bedroom has a king-size double bed, the smaller bedroom, two single beds. A gate leads to a typical maltese flat roof, our own private 'terrazin' with amazing views of the Citadel, various parish churches and the amazing Lunzjata valley. Here you will find a small room with chairs and cushions for your personal use. Relax & sunbath with a glass of wine and a good book. Or just peruse over the Lunzjata valley and watch the locals farm their land and others walking to the chapel for the 5 o'clock mass. Feel part of the history watching it all unfold in front of you.
But don’t forget that the island of Gozo boasts of fantastic secluded beaches, historic buildings & many many restaurants and cafes.


OUR QUAINT BUT TYPICAL GOZO FARMHOUSE: Our Holiday house is set on the edge of the village of Ta Kercem terraced between two other farmhouses. It is only 350 metres away from the nearest bus stop. It has two floors and access to a private roof, with reclining sunbathing-chairs and parasol. You enter through the front door into an open air courtyard. This courtyard leads to a spacious living room with a dining area, a separate kitchen and a downstairs wash room. An Easy-Line telephone is also available, offering very cheap rate phone calls both locally and to family and friends abroad. Upstairs on the first floor is a very comfortable, air-conditioned bedroom, with en-suite facilities. A second room has the same facilities but with two separate beds and the room is very small. A staircase leads to the terraced roof where you can see as many as 7 churches, the famous and historic Citadel and the beautiful Lunzjata valley. A small 'flintstone' room on the roof has a parasol and cushions for the sun-beds. Watch the villagers farm their fields to the east below and the locals going to church at 17h00. To the front, you can see the street with some other rented farmhouses, local houses and villas. To the south the street becomes a lane which goes down to the famous natural spring at Fontana and further down numerous fields leading to Xlendi Bay. Watch the local festa procession wind its way past our street from the comfort of our roof. Kercem's traditional procession made its way from the Cathedral to the old church of Saint Gregory. Gozitan men promised that they would take their brides to be to this procession every year. The capital city Victoria can be seen from here and it takes only a few minutes to get there if you so decide. Plan your holiday from our roof, the perfect place to relax, watch the sunset and enjoy a good bottle of wine. Bed linen and towels, electricity, water, gas & free internet access are all included in our price. On your arrival, our house-keeper will leave you our complimentary welcome pack, with bread, milk, ham, cheese, coffee, eggs, water and a bottle of local wine to see you through the first day.

OUR LOVELY VILLAGE: Our Village Kercem also known as Ta' Kercem has a population of around 1627. It is only 3 to 5 minutes away from the city of Victoria, spread between the picturesque Lunzjata Valley, the green hills of 'tal-Mixta, Ghar Ilma', 'ta' Dbiegi', and stretching up to the Pond of San Rafflu and Xlendi cliffs. Our village has the most beautiful landscapes on the Island of Gozo and Malta. The area is one of Gozo's best for country walks and hill cycling and could connect to the villages of Santa Lucia and San Lawrence or directly to Dwejra Bay where numerous films were shot for the picturesque views. Our village boasts of having some of the best bakeries on the island. Nearby, in Victoria, are numerous restaurants and cafes, markets, and plenty of shops to choose from. Numerous supermarkets, excellent wine and spirit shops, ground coffee shop with many spices and herbs, a butcher, and many other shops in and around our village. For those who prefer an easy life, vegetables, bread, fish, soft drinks and many other mobile shop-sellers, actually drive through the streets selling their products right outside our door. Alternatively order at the supermarkets by telephone and have your shopping delivered to your home.

OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND: The beautiful island of Gozo has a coastline of 43 km, 14 kms long & 7 kms wide. A tiny area of 67 square kms. The Maltese call Gozo Ghawdex ( pronounced Awdesh ). This is a derivation of other older names such as Gaulos. Gozo is popularly called The Island of Calypso, which originates from the Greek mythological location of Ogygia referred to in Homer's Odyssey. In this epic poem, the fabled island was controlled by the nymph Calypso, who had detained the Greek hero Odysseus for seven long years as prisoner of love. Romantics love this island not just for its beauty & hospitality of its people, but also because of its remoteness and tranquility. One can go to various places and find oneself totally mystified by the seclusion and quietness. Being a small island, it is not difficult to explore the whole island in just a few days. It is one of those very few places on earth where existence itself is pure indulgence and enjoyment! May you have a wonderful holiday in Gozo!

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Unfortunately, due to our stone balustrades and stairs, our holiday home is not suitable for young children. ( see photographs )...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            shower en-suite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            shower en-suite...moreless

          • Bed-linen and towels are provided. Each bedroom is equipped with cold or hot air-conditioning and with en-suite shower-room for your comfort. ALSO INCLUDED: WIFI Internet ( bring your own computer, iPad or lap-top ) Three Hair-dryers. Two Irons and ironing table. Clothes-line and clothes-pegs. Parasol & 2 sun-loungers Cafetierre and Coffee percolator...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • All our water is straight from the mains and therefore safe to drink. The three shower-rooms have shower facility, wc and wash-hand basin with 2 pin sockets for electric shavers. The downstairs shower-room includes a washing machine with easy-to-operate instructions and an open shower / wet room....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Our holiday house is EXCLUSIVELY for ADULTS. Kindly note that we do NOT have a swimming pool in our holiday house. We may be able to organize the following for you: 1) transfers to farmhouse from Malta International Airport and return. 2) maid service. Please note that we do NOT organise car hire. Enjoy your stay at our farmhouse. FREE WIFI INTERNET Access. Please note that all switches & sockets in Gozo are based on the U.K. system. However, we do provide our non UK clients with 4 european adaptors ( bedrooms, kitchen & lounge ), in our farmhouse. We cater for the couple who want to venture into the Gozo countryside or to our numerous beaches which boasts of stunning beauty & clear Mediterranean waters. We have beautiful beaches in Gozo such as Xlendi, Ramla, Marsalforn, Ghajn Barrani, Mgarr ix-Xini, Hondoq, Dwejra, San Blass, Dahlet Qorot, and many others, all within a 15 minute drive from our farmhouse. For a small island there are some amazing historic places too...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Tiled Stove
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Ideal place for sunbathing during the day or chilling out at night....moreless

                  • Terrace

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Terraced
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter Very Special
                          Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          £28

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter Special 2014
                          Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          £42

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter 2014/15
                          Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          £60

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

                          Low season 2015
                          Jan 1 - Mar 15, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          £50

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

                          SPRING 2015
                          Mar 16 - May 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          £57

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

                          SUMMER 2015
                          Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          £81

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          5) Holidays due within the 8 weeks' period or SPECIAL holidays: the FULL 100% payment is required.

                          6) When the FULL payment is cleared by our bank, we will send you all the necessary details about the farmhouse, such as keys collection, deposit, etc.

                          7) We reserve the right to book other person/s who pay/s the FULL amount during the PROVISIONAL BOOKING PERIOD.

                          HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO SECURE A BOOKING?

                          1) You can pay your holiday (A) in FULL or (B) 50% DEPOSIT to secure your booking.

                          2) Your PROVISIONAL BOOKING PERIOD lasts a maximum of 5 working DAYS.

                          3) A FIRM BOOKING takes place once your payment is cleared by our bank.

                          4) Full payment to be finalised at least 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.


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                          Location

                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Malta International Airport
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Kercem Band Club & Kercem Ajax
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Mgarr Harbour, Vapur
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Marsa, Malta
                          250 Metres
                          Nearest Train
                          Nearest Bus Stop
                          300 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          St Gregory Band Club, Kercem
                          1.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Xlendi Bay

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Romance, partnership, love and happiness

                          Romantic holiday

                          Holiday for honeymoon couple

                          Many happily returned customers

                          Farmhouse in Gozo

                          Excellent value for money

                          Adults Only

                          Exclusively for Adults

                          Small 2 bedroom self-catering house in Gozo

                          Wonderful and unforgettable holiday in the Med

                          'Read, drink and be merry! That says it all for me!'

                          'What an amazing holiday!'

                          'Wonderful holiday.'

                          Cheap holiday

                          Excellent value for money

                          Very competitive prices

                          Self Catering

                          Cottage

                          Romantic holiday on this romantic island of Calypso in Gozo

                          This is what our guests have said about our property.

                          'Would stay again.'

                          'Super farmhouse in great location'

                          'Perfect holiday!'

                          'Stylish Haven'

                          'The highlight of our honeymoon!'

                          'Super farmhouse in great location'

                          'Roof - Terrace with a view'

                          'Lovely Gozo Farmhouse'

                          'A sunny November holiday in Gozo'

                          'Home from Home.'

                          'Perfect!'

                          'A hidden treat'

                          'Charming farmhouse'

                          'Brilliant house on a wonderful Island.'

                          'What a fantastic retreat'

                          'Our honeymoon'

                          'Lovely little farmhouse in great location'

                          'Great time as always!'

                          'Honeymoon in Gozo'

                          'Spring in Gozo'

                          'We love Gozo'

                          'Relaxing week on Gozo'

                          'Winter Holiday'

                          'Exceptionally Brilliant!'

                          'November delight'

                          'September holiday'

                          'Relax in comfort in Kercem'

                          'Great place to stay on Gozo!'

                          'The best break I've had in years. Fantastic!'

                          'Gorgeous Gozo Retreat'

                          'Lovely Jubbly!'

                          'Hidden Jewel'

                          'Perfect Get away'

                          'Dream Holiday'

                          'Very good address'

                          'Very wonderful charming house'

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                          Would you like really Value for Money on your holiday in the Med?

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                          Go on, email us, you have nothing to lose.

                          Up to 10% discount to all 'Family & Friends Holidays' from our advertised rates.

                          Other Activities: scuba-diving, water skiing, snorkling, motor boating, canoeing

                           

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                          Photos

                          • Mezzanine leading to Bedrooms & roof

                            Mezzanine leading to Bedrooms & roof

                          • Mgarr Harbour

                            Mgarr Harbour

                          • View of Il-Fanal ta Gordan

                            View of Il-Fanal ta Gordan

                          • Entering Mgarr Harbour on ferry

                            Entering Mgarr Harbour on ferry

                          • Yard through kitchen.

                            Yard through kitchen.

                          • Kitchen through yard.

                            Kitchen through yard.

                          • Comino

                            Comino

                          • Bespoke Kitchen

                            Bespoke Kitchen

                          • our lounge & dining rooms with free WiFi

                            our lounge & dining rooms with free WiFi

                          • Lunzjata chapel & valley ( Rabat )

                            Lunzjata chapel & valley ( Rabat )

                          • View of Victoria & Cittadella from our rooftop

                            View of Victoria & Cittadella from our rooftop

                          • Gozo Channel ferry

                            Gozo Channel ferry

                          • Main Bedroom

                            Main Bedroom

                          • Lounge

                            Lounge

                          • Xlendi Bay - 5 minutes away from our farmhouse

                            Xlendi Bay - 5 minutes away from our farmhouse

                          • En-suite shower room in main bedroom

                            En-suite shower room in main bedroom

                          • En-suite in small Bedroom.

                            En-suite in small Bedroom.

                          • Ta Pinu

                            Ta Pinu

                          • Yard & kitchen through lounge

                            Yard & kitchen through lounge

                          • view of citadel from our roof

                            view of citadel from our roof

                          • En-suite shower room in small bedroom

                            En-suite shower room in small bedroom

                          • Fontana Parish Church - view from our roof

                            Fontana Parish Church - view from our roof

                          • fields in Lunzjata Valley

                            fields in Lunzjata Valley

                          • ic-Cittadella Ghawdex - as seen from our roof

                            ic-Cittadella Ghawdex - as seen from our roof

                          £196 - £567 per week (GBP)
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                          2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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