Tax- Xirfi is a nicely converted 200 year old farmhouse situated in the small village of Kercem. It is 5 min drive away from Victoria and ten minutes from the nearest beach Xlendi.
The farmhouse comprises of a large arched lounge with open log fire-place and TV , telephone, free internet access, a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and dinning combined and also a small courtyard on the ground floor.On the first floor there are two sunny terraces, two bedrooms, one of them en suite.
Free weekly maid service.
Free food pack on arrival.
Taxi service from the airport to the farmhouse.
Teaching English to foreigners.
Provided guided to the most secluded and unspoilt corners on the island, something very much appreciated by eco-tourists....moreless
An old stone farmhouse in the village of Kercem, which was cool and welcoming at the end of a hot day.
As others have said, it is a bit basic, but provides all the necessities. A party of six adults might want to check it will suit (the third bedroom, with the twin beds and a cot, is off the main double room on the first floor, which might not suit everyone, there are only four comfy seats in the lounge, and the downstairs bathroom only has the "handheld" shower you can see in the photos), but for smaller groups/families there is plenty of space.
The 1st floor terrace is a sun trap, great for breakfasts, aperitifs and even barbecues. The roof terrace with two sun-loungers is a bit stark, but has some really great views.
Food provided included bottled water, milk, tea bags, coffee, some butter pats and marmalade. There area couple of supermarkets and a bakery nearby, so it's easy to get anything else you might need - don't miss the opportunity to try the local bread, cheese and wine.
Maria was very helpful and organised taxis from/to the airport, which were good value and smoothed the journey.
Victoria is about 20 mins walk, although there is a bus stop nearby. We also walked through Fontana to Xlendi, and scrambled back up the cliffs. It's also worth walking on beyond the edge of the village to L-Ghadira ta’ San Rafflu, a small lake. The lake itself isn't hugely exciting, but the views down the cliff to Xlendi and across to the Citadel and Xewkija easily repay the effort - visibility is probably best in the evening, in the mornings it can be a little misty.
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Date of stay 10/23/10
Review Submitted 03/25/11
The house was better than we expected. It is old and lovely with high ceilings and lots of charm. Really a beautiful house to stay in. The views from the roof is wonderful too. It is more charming than luxurious, but that is how we like it. The price was also VERY reasonable. Maria was very helpful in every way. We would recommend this place to friends and family going to Gozo!
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What a lovely holiday
What a lovely holiday
Date of stay 04/28/09
Review Submitted 06/18/09
We stayed in Tax-Xirfi Farmhouse for a week at the end of April/Beginning of May and we had a lovely time there. The house was an old converted farmhouse and exactly as described. The rooms were clean and spacious if a little basic and everything that we required was there. We had asked the owner to organise a taxi to the house for us and sort out car hire and that went absolutely without a hitch. Maria was extremely helpful and provided us with any information we needed. There was no pool which suited us as we have two small children and we did not want to worry about them falling into it. However, we were only a few minutes drive from any beach on Gozo and Victoria is only a stones throw away. Kercem is a lovely village with a shop and a lovely pizzeria. We have and will recommend the house (and the owner) to our friends and we are planning to return in the near future. Overall, the house was excellent value for money and every bit as nice as described.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children.
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