Unconverted Townhouse with Large Garden and Views
This townhouse is set in the peaceful village of Sannat, not far from the village square and within walking distance of the popular local cliffs. The house, currently 2 bedrooms but can easily be converted into 3 or 4 bedrooms, has stunning country views and a large garden.
The home has everything you could expect from a large country home: traditional tiles and arches, expansive views, a garden with mature fruit trees, high ceilings, cellars and a history of food-making. Once converted, this home could be a country estate for a family, or it could be turned into a charming guesthouse.
On the ground floor, we enter into the entrance hall, which could serve as a formal sitting area. Moving on to the lounge area, on the right you find wide stairs leading to the first floor, seen in the image here. On the left is a second entrance stepping out into the side alley, which leads to the street or down to the back garden.
Beyond the lounge is this bright living area with its own terrace overlooking the huge garden. To the right of the living room is the dining room, flooded with natural light coming in from the window overlooking the garden.
A short corridor connects the lounge and dining area to the kitchen and toilet. The kitchen has its own 15 square metre terrace with the garden just beneath it and all around it.
Up to the first floor by the impressively wide stairs, brightly lit by the huge window found halfway up, we arrive on the landing. To the front of the house is the first bedroom, which has its own front balcony.
To the back of the house is the second bedroom. This room has two windows, one looking on to the side alley and the left side of the garden, while the other window has beautiful garden and country views. This bedroom also has its own terrace, again with beautiful views.
A little something extra that we thought was quite unique was a small ventilation room on the terrace that was traditionally used for drying the local Gbejna cheese.
This house also has a cellar (not shown here), made up of 12 sections with beautiful low arches. Beneath the ground floor terraces, there is a yard partially covered by the terraces.
Finally, the garden. This house has an amazing 1,260 square metre garden divided into six sections by rubble walls with a variety of trees scattered throughout. Pomegranate, fig, lemon, orange and plum are just a few to mention (the plums were delicious as our team were lucky enough to be offered a couple by the current owner). At the end of the garden, there is a square room with traditional low arches, probably formerly home to goats and sheep.
The home is quite large. The approximate measurements of the various areas are s follows.
The ground floor entrance hall is 12 square metres. The lounge area is 17. A second living area is 22 square metres, and it has a private 10-square metre terrace that looks out over the gardens. The dining room is 16 square metres. The kitchen is 11, and its own terrace with garden underneath is 15.
The first-floor landing is 11 square metres, and it leads to the main bedroom (30 square metres with a balcony), second bedroom (22) with 30-square metre terrace, shared bathroom (11) and a tiny room on the terrace that was used for cheese-making in the past.
The cellar is 57 square metres and is divided into 12 areas. Under the ground floor terraces, there is a second 40-square metre yard that is partially overshadowed by the terraces. At the end of the garden is a 13-square metre room with traditional low arches.
Condition at Sale: Unconverted
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Cellar | Living Room
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
View: Town View | Countryside View
Roof: Private Roof
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Backyard | Courtyard | Terrace | Balcony
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Sannat is a small rustic village on the island’s southern coast with just over 2,000 residents. It is home to the spectacular Ta' Ċenċcliffs that run along the same coastline and is popular for its ancient cart ruts, temples, dolmens and rich flora and fauna.
For many years, the village has been well known for lacemaking, so much so that in 1951 Queen Elizabeth II visited a house named ‘The Lace House’, which can be found in a small square called ‘Pjazza Tax-Xelina’.
The closest bay is Mgarr Ix-Xini, which lies in a picturesque gorge. Sannat’s charm has captured the heart of celebrities such as Billy Connolly, who has peacefully lived there, on and off, for years. Brad Pitt has even been known to hide out and relax in Rosina’s bar, located in one of Sannat’s small squares.