About the property
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Gozo farmhouse where you can spend a relaxing holiday.
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.
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely authentic farmhouse
The farmhouse is authentic and spacious and has lots of charm. It's basic but everything you need is there. The fireplace is a huge plus if you want to stay during winter or early spring when evenings still are cold (these old farmhouses have thick limestone walls and can be cold during a winter stay as they usually unheated).
The first floor terrace is small but véry lovely for breakfast and dinner and even has a bbq and it's a great place to sit durin the long warm evenings with a book and a glas of (local!) wine. The roof terrace has great views and is a nice place to be if it's not too hot or windy, especially if you want to work on your tan.
We were just with the two of us so had lots of space and didn't use the entire house, if you stay with six the livingroom can be a bit small with only 4 sofa's but with the kitchen right next to it and the lovely terraces you still have plenty of space to live.
Maria was very helpfull, the transfer she arranged for us from and to the airport went smooth and she was very helpfull with providing information and other things we asked for.
The busstop is right accros the road so it's easy to take the bus to Rabat and explore the island from there. You can also make very nice country-walks from the house. The Ghajn Ghabdun waterspring and grotto's are only about a half hour walk (you can climb up to get into the grotto's if you're brave enough), with a great view toward Dwejra and St. Lawrence. From the waterspring you can also walk to L-Ghadira ta’ San Raflu and than along the coast back towards the house, a great route with awesome views of about 7 km. up and down hill.
All and all a great house for a very fair price that I would certainly recommend to friends and family who would want to visit Gozo.
This lovely little house with a great atmosphere , high ceilings and cozy fireplace gave nice frame for Christmas this year .
I loved the terrace on the 1st floor which was warm and sunny even in December . Roof terrace with stunning views was a bit too windy at this time of the year.
This charming house is great value for money.
Highly recommended .
Maria and her husband are really friendly and helpful !
Cool and authentic
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.
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!
What a lovely holiday
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.
Un séjour reposant dans une maison traditionnelle.
C'est une grande et belle maison ancienne , à 1/4 d'heure à pied de la citadelle de Victoria, dans cette superbe île de Gozo. Elle est située entre Kercem et Santa Lucija, dans une rue très calme au sommet d'une colline, bordée d'un champs de blé. Le quartier est résidentiel, on y trouve tout de même pharmacie et épicerie. L'arrêt du bus tout proche de la ligne 313 permet d'économiser le prix d'un taxi (4.5€ les tickets contre 25€ le taxi pour une petite famille de 3 personnes).
La maison pourraît ressembler à un petit riad, mais en pierres de taille ! une terrasse à l'étage et un solarium en toiture font oublier la fraîcheur certaine de la maison lors des soirées de printemps (pull indispensable !). Cette fraîcheur doit être un véritable atout en été ! Les chambres sont très grandes et bien ensoleillées.
La grande qualité architecturale de la maison et du site compensent largement les équipements simples et rustiques mis à disposition des voyageurs.
Maria Grima est une hôte discrète mais disponible, mais ne semble pas parler le français... Ce séjour fut un excellent moment, tout à fait adapté à notre besoin de calme et de repos. La location est d'un excellent rapport qualité/prix, à recommander absolument ! encore merci, Maria, pour votre accueil.
Kercem is a small village on the Western side of Gozo. It five minutes by car from the capital city Victoria and near the sunny beach of Xlendi. Like most villages in Gozo the church which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century is found in the centre of the village. Most of the inhabitants which in all total to about 1200 are employed for the government, in the services and manufacturing industry. Although few families earn their living from farming the big majority till the land as a part time job. A suburb which is further to the South of Kercem is Santa Lucija.This community is basically rural and the numberof inhabitants is about five hundred.This place took its name from the saint to whom the small chuch in the little square is dedicated. Other Activities: rock climbing
Additional information about rental rates
*Rates quoted are for 2 persons.Please enquire if more than 2 pax. Please enquire if less than a week. * Note Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion