The Rustic Gozo Farmhouse
Imagine living on a street with only a handful of neighbours, in the middle of the countryside, and yet still be in the island's capital. This house is still serving its present owners well for their farming and storing needs. Years ago this was their home where they lived quite happily, a floor above their farm animals.
The ground floor starts off with a large room, originally the cart room but currently being used as a garage, which connects to the courtyard. This large room could be converted into a lounge area, as there is ample parking space outside. The courtyard has a well, four quaint rooms around it and a staircase leading to the first floor.
These rooms, originally used as cattle pens and cowsheds, have gorgeous arches and features that have been so well preserved, it's like stepping back in time. When our team visited this property, they were excited about all the potential this place had.
Going up to the first floor, which was built later, there are three main rooms, a small room and a toilet. The rooms at the front look over the courtyard, while the back rooms look out over the garden and the countryside beyond. Ideally, this floor would be converted to better reflect the authenticity of the ground floor.
From the courtyard, you can access the garage roof from the quaintest of external staircases. This spot would make a fine roof terrace, measuring 25 square metres. From here the views and ambience are second to none.
At the back of this home, there are traditional but rare waterspouts in perfect condition. There is a huge 300 square metre garden, which can be accessed through the back ground floor room or by the side alleyway.
The forgotten garden is scattered with naspli and lemon trees, a well, a stable and a storeroom. This garden is so fertile it even has bamboo growing in one of its corners.
Once converted, this old house would make a peaceful home or perhaps a guesthouse, full of character.
Condition at Sale: Shell / Unconverted
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen
Pool: Space for Pool
Facilities: Potential for Solar Panels | Well
View: Town View | Distant Sea View | Countryside View
Roof: Private Roof
Parking: Private Street-Level Garage
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Outside Space: Courtyard | 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.