Charming Converted Farmhouse
Tucked away in a quiet alleyway in Gozo's oldest village, Xewkija, we can find this old farmhouse full of character. Currently unconverted, it is being sold converted and finished. Once finished this house will be majestic, elegantly combining modern and rustic.
Xewkija is Gozo's fourth-largest village, boasting some of Gozo's best bakeries (our photographer's new favourite snack spot) serving traditional Gozitan Bread and other goodies.
A few metres down the alleyway and you will be greeted by this charming doorway. The door currently opens into a large, open-air space, which is scheduled to be converted into a living room.
Here we are on the other side of the door. This area is going to be a spacious living area with a bathroom and bedroom to the left of the doorway and reaching the front of the house. Also at the front of the house and next to the first bedroom will be a second, smaller bedroom.
The stairs will be moved to the far-right to make way for the living room to openly connect to the combined dining and kitchen, which will be L shaped, hugging the courtyard. The floor above will have a small hallway connecting a box room and two bedrooms, one with an en-suite. There will be a spacious terrace coming off of the hallway overlooking the courtyard.
Finally in the courtyard, accessed through the living room or the dining room, there will be a pool and space for deck chairs, table and a barbeque area. Once finished this house will make a stunning home full of character.
Condition at Sale: Shell / Unconverted
Ground Rent: Freehold
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Dining Room | Box Room | Living Room
Pool: Private Pool
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
Roof: Private Roof
Accessibility: Wheelchair Friendly
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Kitchen: Open Plan
Outside Space: Courtyard
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.