Unconverted House of Character
In the sought after village of Xaghra we find this hidden gem.
A house that takes you back in time like a time machine, back to the days where the animals had more rooms than the owners and the cellar where they made wine was bigger than all the living areas put together.
When we visited for photos, we marveled at the traditional tiles, arches, beams and garden area with its own well, bore hole and water reservoir.
As we enter and walk down the entrance hall, we step out into this area, the traditional courtyard mostly shaded with pomegranate trees. On the right is the borehole and to the left is this little room with a reservoir. Past this room are the stairs leading to the sleeping quarters and other rooms, while beyond the stairs we can wander through the garden to the former wine cellar and animal pens.
This area, once used for making and storing wine, measures 20 square metres with its own street-level entrance. It could be converted into a garage, stunning lounge area or... why not restore it to its former glory and have your own wine cellar?
The garden is split into two parts by a stone wall. The first part forms part of the courtyard, while the second part runs the width of the house and extends eight metres beyond this cactus-draped wall, then round to the left side of the house.
Although the two bedrooms are currently connected, they each have their own entrance. This main bedroom, which was once an exquisitely decorated bedroom with hand-painted borders, traditional tiles and a cast iron bed, is just waiting to be restored. It has a window overlooking the side garden and a terrace to the left.
This house is teeming with character and potential. Once converted it will make a stunning and unique home to be proud of.
Condition at Sale: Shell / Unconverted
Ground Rent: Freehold
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Entrance Hall
Pool: Space for Pool
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
Roof: Private Roof
Parking: Private Street-Level Garage
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Backyard | Courtyard | Terrace
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Xaghra, the island’s second largest village, is located centrally to the northeast side of the island. Xaghra is a lively village perched on one of Gozo’s three hills.
It is probably the most popular village among tourists due to its historical heritage, myths, lively square and sandy red beach, Ramla il-Hamra. Xaghra is one of the earliest inhabited parts of Gozo, being home to the Ggantija megalithic temples which date back to the year 3600BC.
Xaghra has fascinating caves such as Calypso’s cave, where according to myth, Calypso kept Odysseus as a `prisoner of love’ for seven years.
The village church is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories, locally known as il-Bambina, celebrated on the 8th of September, one of Gozo’s last celebrated feasts in the year.