Travel Tuesday | Xaghra, Gozo, Malta


Travel Tuesday | Xaghra, Gozo, Malta

We’re off once again and this week, we are heading to Malta!

This one of a kind 400-year-old meticulously converted House of Character is located in the north eastern traditional town of Xaghra on the sister island of Malta, the smaller island of Gozo. Home to one of the oldest free-standing temples in the world, known as the Ggantija Megalithic Temples dating back to 3200BC, Xaghra is the second largest town on the island and boasts cultural and architectural heritage like few others, having legendary caves overlooking fertile valleys and some of the best agricultural land in Gozo. Beyond a typical unassuming timber door, this 3123sqm resplendent property opens onto a lovely entrance which gives out onto a bright and spacious private courtyard, one of three courtyards bathing the stately rooms in natural light. With an exquisite blend of old and new, with the property having being extended further in recent years, a gorgeous lounge leads out to what makes this home a veritable gem. A massive chlorine-free swimming pool with an exceptional sundeck, external guest toilet and shower amidst extensive lounging areas all snuggled in between landscaped mature gardens, an amazing tennis court and a kitchen garden which is highly maintained to produce vegetables and fruit throughout the year, lend to make this residence truly a rare find. At ground floor level one is also met with a dining room with a massive table which can be transformed into a billiards table, a fully equipped kitchen breakfast room, both of which lead to the swimming pool area, a great library with a small private patio, a wellness room and a full bathroom, which can be converted to two guest bedrooms, a separate cinema room together with a guest toilet. The sleeping quarters on the first level are accessible from an old traditional stone stairwell in the entrance hall together with a second stairwell leading from the lounge. The master bedroom with its own lavish terrace overlooking the pool and gardens is complimented with an adjoining bedroom/office together with a walk-in closet and bathroom, which from its elevated position, enjoys views all the way up to Sicily throughout the day and night. The master suite is also accessed through a hidden circular stairwell which leads to the kitchen. The themed India and China bedrooms both enjoy en-suite bathrooms with the India room having a Juliet balcony and walk-in wardrobe. Across the landing overlooking the main courtyard, is a fully equipped laundry with access to the Sunshine Bedroom and en-suite bathroom at the top of the house which is surrounded by the largest private patio and sundeck. This Residence is being offered exquisitely furnished, together with stunning artifacts and so much more. Traditional features include thick walls, wooden beams, arches, niches and a well. A registered borehole and access to the gardens from a back entrance, a separate parcel of land, and two perpetually leased garages housing four cars, fifty meters away from the home complete this freehold property, which can only be seen to be appreciated.

Taken from Sotheby's

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