Central Townhouse in Need of Love
This townhouse is in Xewkija, Gozo's oldest village and its fourth-largest. Xewkija's closest swimming spot is Mgarr ix Xini, probably Gozo's most picturesque beach. Once redecorated this house would make a central and quirky home.
This house sits between two parallel streets with two entrances, one on to each street. The house is made up of older parts with the traditional arches and stone and some newer parts. The first room we entered was an older part typically used as a formal sitting area. Beyond this area is a hallway that runs the length of the stairs. There is a small shaft area to the left and a bathroom. Directly ahead is the other door leading to the other street.
To the right of the other doorway is a room connecting to another with traditional arches and quaint window, which is much older than other parts of the house. The hallway and bottom of the stairwell are well lit from having entrances on either side.
On the floor above, there is a spacious landing with natural light. Ahead of the stairs is a large 18 square metre bedroom, large enough to add an en-suite if one wishes. Going around the landing, there is a boxroom and finally a door which leads out onto a terrace, which extends out to the left and wraps around the side of the property. The terrace space could partly be converted into a third bedroom.
With some creative spark, this not so typically laid out house could be converted into a cosy and quirky two or three-bedroom house in the middle of Gozo, just a five-minute drive from any of the island's most beautiful spots.
Condition at Sale: Requires decoration
Ground Rent: Freehold
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Box Room | Living Room
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels
Roof: Private Roof
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: 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.