Gorgeous and Unique House of True Character
Tucked away in Victoria is this gorgeous corner home with traditional character.
This area is the oldest part of the city, its narrow and winding streets were purposely designed in such a way, like a labyrinth with dead ends to confuse attacking invaders while the locals escaped. This area is known as Mandragg, behind the grand and lavishly decorated St George Basilica, built in the 17th century.
This 300-year-old house of character has been so well kept, its arches are stunning, and its stairwell railings are original and in perfect condition. It boasts a cellar, displayed through glass under the dining table. It also has a small and original fireplace, still being used today not to warm this cosy home, but to slow cook mouth-watering meals by its present owner.
Stepping in through its cute front door, you immediately feel at home.
Ahead of the entrance is the cosy living room, connected to its combined kitchen and dining area. In between these two areas is the quaint staircase leading down to the cellar, the perfect spot to convert into a wine cellar.
The kitchen is well laid out and has a small storage area above, originally used as a birth room, only reachable by ladder!
The dining room is the most stunning room in this interesting house, with its glass floor looking down into the cellar.
Leading into this dining room is a second front door, providing additional access and more natural light to the space.
To the left of the living room is the shower room, cutely tucked away under the staircase. A little surprise worth digging for in this room is a well that was unfortunately covered up. It would make a stunning feature if restored.
Going up and round to the first floor, you can look down over part of the living room and entrance.
The pristine stairwell is one to admire with its original railings.
On the first floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Being a corner house, the main bedroom has two balcony doors, one stepping out onto a traditional stone balcony with unique carvings, overlooking the front of the property and the other overlooking a quaint dead-end alley. Imagine how many invaders got lost down this alley while someone may have very well been escaping through this house!
An alteration has been made recently in this house on the first floor to make more space and a bathroom, where the stairs to the roof would have originally been. Now the stairs are opposite the new bathroom and leading to a newer, third bedroom with en-suite on the second floor.
From this bedroom, you can step out onto the roof terrace, which has enough space for a chill-out area and a small barbeque spot.
The views are unique from here. Nestled in amongst the other baroque rooftops, overtowered by the basilica and then in the distance countryside views. This home is one to be cherished by a lover of the past and Gozitan history.
Condition at Sale: Semi-furnished
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Dining Room | Cellar | Living Room
View: Town View | Countryside View
Roof: Private Roof
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Kitchen: Open Plan
Spare Toilets: 1
Outside Space: Terrace | Balcony
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Victoria is Gozo’s capital city and the island’s heart, the largest and most populated area of Gozo. The name was chosen by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Previous to this it was known as Rabat.
The Cittadella, standing the tests of time, sits high and proud in Victoria and attracts hundreds of tourists a day from around the world. Victoria has peaceful gardens, numerous churches and chapels, bustling squares and is the main shopping district.
Unlike most towns, Victoria celebrates two feasts, Saint George and Santa Marija, probably the busiest feasts on the islands. These are popular with the Maltese as well as Gozitan locals.