House in Nadur, Island of Gozo, Malta - Centrally Located And Only A Five Minute Drive To Ramla L Hamra, Gozo's Largest Sandy
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About Raymond Attard
After ten years as an air traffic controller, now managing director of a frame moulding import and manufacture on the Island of Malta, together with my wife Marianne have been hosting guests at this beautiful house for these past eighteen years with many of our guests coming back year after year.
Raymond Attard purchased this House in 2000
Why Raymond Attard chose Nadur
Ta Kolina is a period house which has also contributed to Nadur's history these past hundred and twenty years. It still beholds a lot of the character it had when it was first used at the beginning of the twentieth century. We have converted it to its present state year 2000.
What makes this House unique
The house is very centrally located in Nadur, next to all amenities from bank, mini market, pharmacy, restaurants and within a five to seven minute drive to Ramla l Hamra, Gozo's largest sandy beach, San Blas, Dahlet Qorrot and countless other small inlets and coves. Gozo, being an open air history museum is just a stone's throw away from all the important places to visit during one's stay.
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Really enjoyed our stay here. Well-equipped and furnished property in delightful location. Could benefit from air conditioning downstairs but well worth a visit. Would definitely stay again
Look no further for a place to stay on Gozo. It was like staying in your own private castle. The location is incredible. The property is in Nadur town centre just 20 metres from the town square but the property is in a small side street and is extremely private once you step in through the front door. The property has everything you need and we spent many a happy hour as a family by the private pool which is secluded.
As a host Raymond is second to none. Although we never met he was always on hand to give advice or make recommendations. Superb.
Nadur itself is an excellent location to base yourself on Gozo. The house is a 10 minute drive from the ferry port when you arrive then the rest of the island is easily accessible from your location. Nadur has a couple of small bars in which the locals are extremely welcoming and there are three excellent restaurants within walking distance. We tried them all.
We have stayed in Malta for the last 8 years and I have to say the Gozitan people are far friendlier. When taking our grandson out for a walk many people would greet you have a conversation.
If you want to stay in a traditional home in an excellent location, eat and drink in excellent restaurants and meet extremely friendly people then stay in Raymond's house Ta Kolina in Nadur. It really doesn't get any better.
A fantastic villa is a lovely friendly village
The whole process was simple and the questions to Ray (the owner) both before and after we booked his home we’re answered very quickly.
The bedrooms are all large (with air conditioning) and the hallway and staircase is very impressive.
The pictures don’t do the house justice and the pool area is great and the pool clean.
The village will provide most of what you want, although not sure everyone will enjoy a whiskey with the owner of the shop (out of the door and turn left - 50 yards) as I did when I popped in just before closing on our last day!
A small welcome pack was a surprise and warmly welcomed after our journey.
We will be coming back.
It was a real pleasure to have you as our guests this past week. It would be really great to have you back as our guests in the very near future!
Lovely relaxing holiday
A homely feeling house. Would stay again. Recommend earplugs - the church bells do clang quite a lot but it’s part of Gozo’s charm.
Beautiful Town with Wonderful Pool
We have recently returned from a wonderful family holiday staying at this lovely property. Raymond the owner was brilliant and the service provided was excellent. This traditional town house was in an excellent location close to the town square for cafes and a few shops. Yet it offered peaceful seclusion in it's private walled garden with it's lovely good sized pool. The bed's were really comfortable and the house was beautiful and very spacious. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience the real Gozo. Nadur also has some great restaurants within easy walking distance and we had a wonderful meal at the nearby Italian restuarant Osteria Scottadito. Thank you Raymond, we had brilliant stay at Ta Kolina and would not hesitate to return.
Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure from the start of your booking with us, communication was excellent before and during your stay. I am very glad that you enjoyed both the house, the town and its people. It would be really nice to have you back in the very near future.
Home from home
We had a wonderful time at Ta Kolina as always. This is the 5th time we have stayed at this villa and we love it. We love the pool especially, the staircase, the facilities, the bedrooms! Kitchen is fully functional and it makes it a dream to cook.
Raymond Attard (the owner) is a lovely friend who always makes sure he visits us in person to see if we are OK, as well as keeping in touch on facebook, and he brings us alcohol! :)
We have made many good friends in Nadur whom we love dearly and they are always pleased to see us return. Special mention to Peter at Rabokk who always 'knows a man' and serves excellent food ... pizzas are to die for! Paul at the corner shop is cheaper than the big supermarket and makes us feel so welcome. Lino the butcher is so helpful with his advice on local fresh meat and how to cook it.
We love this place and have so many happy memories to cherish. You will love it too I guarantee it!
Ta Kolina is just a five minute drive to Gozo's largest sandy beach called Ramla L Hamra. Ramla l Hamra is a beautiful beach facing north. Facilities include restaurants open during summertime. Roman remains at the Xaghra end. Obviously it is a haven for families with young kids and couples.
Ta Kolina is just 38 km away from Malta Int. airport with a short ferry crossing taking just 25 minutes. Ferry crossing is an event in itself!
Nadur is just 2km away from Mgarr harbour and within a fifteen minute drive to all other locations in Gozo such as Marsalforn, Xlendi and Victoria the Capital of Gozo. Just a ferry crossing away is Mainland Malta.
Ta Kolina is just within walking distance to all amenities. Either eating out or dining in, Gozo is a delight. Restaurant prices are very reasonable, with plenty of fresh fish all year round. The cuisine is definitely Mediterranean with pasta, fish, meats and local breads dominating the menu. During summer we get loads of fresh local tomatoes, peaches, melons, water melons, grapes etc at very down to earth prices. Lately we are also producing top end olive oils and wines.
Apart from the beaches, the Island is an open air walking museum with history dating back to Neolithic times to recent history in the making.
Xaghra in Gozo hosts Ggantija temples which are Neolithic and are the Maltese archipelago's most visited site.
Victoria the Capital is not to be missed, especially the Citadel area and St. Georges in the Capital itself.
Further west is Dwejra, please do not miss the place.
Xlendi and Marsalforn are Gozo's main seaside resorts with plenty of restaurants, many of them al fresco dining in summer and the sunny short winter months.