The Old Bakery
Years ago, in the heart of Xewkija this old bakery stood proud, serving the village their daily needs and goodies such as bread, 'qaghaq' and 'gallett'. Now it is time for it to wake from its slumber and serve a new purpose to the new owner.
The building is set on a corner accessed by two streets and it currently has five entrances.
It has three floors and an 80 square metre garden. The ground floor consists of three large open areas, each with street access and interconnecting, with a couple of smaller rooms. These final rooms lead to the garden, which runs past the side of the building and which opens up over the large corner and onto the other street.
Spread out over 400 square metres, this bakery could be converted into two houses or one large house.
The first floor has three rooms, all with windows. The front room is especially well lit, being a corner room. Two of these rooms are interconnecting and lead to the terrace, which covers half the downstairs area.
The top floor, which is made of wooden slabs for the drying and setting of the dough by these master bakers, is one large room which leads out on to the roof. From here are some of Gozo's nicest green town and church views.
The Old Bakery is being sold with the antique baking equipment seen in these photos.
With a bit of creative spark, this place could be beautifully converted, perhaps keeping some of its character as the main feature.
Condition at Sale: Shell / Unconverted
Pool: Space for Pool
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
View: Town View
Roof: Private Roof
Parking: Basement Garage
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Backyard | Courtyard | Terrace
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Xewkija, Gozo’s oldest village, is located between Ghajnsielem and the capital city. It is a quiet and laid-back village.
The village’s name is derived from the Maltese word “Xewk”, meaning "thistles", suggesting the area was once covered in them. Thistles are also Xewkija’s emblem.
Xewkija is known for its church, the Rotunda of Xewkija. It is the Seat of the Knights of the Order of St. John and was built from Maltese stone by local masons and craftsmen. It is not only the largest dome in Gozo, but one of the largest in the world, and this dome dominates the village.
Also interesting in Xewkija are the cart ruts coming from Borg Gharib, Mgarr ix-Xini, Ta' Cenc and Tas-Salvatur. Xewkija’s closet bay is Mgarr ix-Xini, one of Gozo’s most beautiful spots.