House of Character with Garden
The small town of Xewkija is halfway between the landing port of Mgarr and the capital of Rabat (Victoria). This property is on the road that links Mgarr harbour to Rabat.
A large house of character measuring 450 square metres overall, this unconverted home is set in a central area. If you're a home seeker looking to expand or start your family, consider the potential this property has to offer.
Upon entering on the ground level, the first striking detail about this home is the beautiful arches and limestone ceilings slabs known as 'xorok'. The rooms are large and airy and provide lots of natural light from the yard.
At the ground floor level, there are three large rooms, one of which is being used as a garage. Behind these rooms to the right, stairs lead to the first floor, under which the kitchen and dining areas are found.
To the left, there is an extension of small rooms which could be used for storage and a spare toilet.
The yard of this home can account for up to 40 square metres of the property's total footprint.
On the first floor, you can find these wonderful butterfly patterned Maltese tiles.
The rooms on the first floor are accessed through a veranda with old wooden beams and high vaulted ceilings.
This property has been constructed with very high ceilings, up to sixteen courses with each course close to a foot high.
You can also find some old recesses in the thick walls of this property, ideal for any extra storage space.
The large garden at the rear of the house is definitely spacious enough to accommodate a pool or perhaps be transformed into an outside entertainment area.
Additionally, there is a private street-level garage and a private roof being sold with airspace with this home.
Condition at Sale: Unconverted
Rooms in Property: Bedrooms | Bathrooms | Kitchen | Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Study | Box Room | Washroom | Living Room
View: Town View
Roof: Private Roof | Sold with Airspace
Parking: Private Street-Level Garage
Miscellaneous: Pet Friendly
Spare Toilets: 1
Outside Space: Backyard | Courtyard | Shed | Terrace | Store | Balcony | BBQ Area | Garden
Viewing Options: Viewings By Appointment
Square Metres Inside: 200
Square Metres Outside: 250
Square Metres Overall: 450
Property Descriptor: Terraced
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.