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Winter Long Let at Fort Chambray Gozo







Ghajnsielm, Gozo; Fort Chambray

Gozo Direct is pleased to offer this rarely available Winter Long let apartment from November to the end of June 2023

The origins of the name are intriguing and provide the name an air of sophistication. For all intents and purposes, Fort Chambray is a fortress that dates back to the installation of the Knights of St. John on the Maltese Islands, and it is located in Ghajnsielem on the island of Gozo.

Although it saw some fighting against Napoleonic forces, Fort Chambray was never a major strategic hub. In recent years, however, it has been revitalized as part of a stunning luxury property development project that promises to put Gozo on the map as a prime location available for Long Let. 

The goal of the project as a whole is to harmoniously combine the past and present by preserving the rebuilt fort as a backdrop for the newly built residential areas, which feature state-of-the-art amenities. These new structures are varied, intriguing, and exquisite since they must match the historic district in which they are located.

Fort Chambray overlooks the picturesque bay of ‘’xatt l-ahmar’’ and faces the South Comino Channel. 

Gozo Direct is pleased to offer this rarely available Winter Long let 

2 Bedrooms



Ground Floor

Pet Friendly

Excludes maintenance charge of 40 Euro per month and internet. 

Amenities & Features at a Glance

Property ID:
Property Type
Price €
En-Suite Bedrooms
Construction Stage
Year Built
Gozo Village
Internal Size
Plot Size
Property Standard
Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Long Let
Fort Chambray
Distant Sea
Not Needed

Gozo Area Information


A village called Ghajnsielem can be found on the southeastern side of the island of Gozo. There are 3,200 people living there (March 2014). Peaceful Spring is the meaning of the name Ghajnsielem. Ghajnsielem is a community that includes the island of Comino. The village of Mgarr is the island's first point of contact with guests, and it is located right on the Mgarr harbour. A traditional community with excellent coastline hikes.

Lovely beach walks can be found near the hamlet's prototypical village center.

Ghajnsielem's Past

In 1700, Grandmaster Perellos constructed an arcade with public wash basins and fresh water spouts; the area became known as Ghajnsielem because of this. The spring that gave the town its name was buried in 1954 when the old wash-house was torn down to make way for an expanded town square.

The residents of Nistaghnab have adopted the motto "Ob fontem prosperitas," which translates to "the flourishing of a spring," as their unofficial motto. The area's natural springs attracted the early settlers, who helped make the area prosperous. An alternate interpretation of Ghajnsielem is that it refers to a spring used by a Turkish naval commander named Selim to restock his ship's water supplies whenever he passed by the islands.

What are the Best Attractions in Ghajnsielem?

In honor of Our Lady of Lourdes

Located on the cliffs above Mgarr Harbour is the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. Located atop a hill called Il-Qortin is this sacred structure. The Gothic style chapel crowns Mgarr hill like a palace. After a tourist in 1879 saw that the hill's rocks resembled those at Lourdes' Grotto of Massabielle, the Ghajnsilmizi erected a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes there. Nine years later, the chapel was constructed.

Port of Mgarr

Guests to Ghajnsielem should begin their exploration at Mgarr Harbour and the surrounding fishing community. This is the very first glimpse of Gozo Island. There is a lot of activity in the harbor from ferries, yachts, fishing boats, and the fisherman themselves as they get their nets prepared.

There are also bars and restaurants in the harbour area. 

There is a lot of activity in the harbor from ferries, yachts, fishing boats, and the fisherman themselves as they get their nets prepared.

Defense of Chambray

The harbour is dominated by Fort Chambray, which was built in 1749 on the orders of Jacques Francois de Chambray of the Order of St. John and is located to the left of the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. The citadel eventually replaced the Citadella as the seat of government in Gozo because of its similarity to Valletta. The project failed because by the time construction began, the threat posed by Berber and Turkish marauders had diminished, making rural areas more welcoming to residents.

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Loreto and Apparition Square

The Parish Church of Our Lady of Loreto, built in the Lombard-Gothic style, dominates the village square. Both the historic parish church and the mystery "Pjazza tad-Dehra" (square of the apparition), where a local shepherd named Anglu Grech claims Our Lady appeared to him, can be found close by. Following this vision, a statue was built and placed in a niche where locals would meet for worship because the Nadur Parish Church (of which Ghajnsielem was a member) was too far away. The village's first modest chapel was constructed in 1810, and in 1855 the community became its own parish. This current iteration of the parish church was dedicated in 1978. Ghajnsielem hosts ten processions annually.

The Basilica of St. Anthony

It was between 1902 and 1906 that construction began on a church honoring St. Anthony of Padova (Ta' Giezu). Every year on June 13th, the patron saint's day is commemorated.

The Tower of Mgarr ix-Xini

Torri ta' Mgarr ix-Xini, also known as Mgarr ix-Xini Tower, is the largest of the coastal watchtowers built by the Knights of Malta on the island of Gozo. The De Redin towers served as inspiration for this structure, which was finished in 1661. They were ordered by Grand Master Martin de Redin. One of only four coastline guard towers still standing on the island of Gozo. You may find the other three at Xlendi Tower, Dwejra Tower, and Isopu Tower. The tower of Mgarr ix-Xini stands guard at the city limits of Ghajnsielem, near the mouth of the bay of the same name. Once rehabilitation began in 2000, the tower and the path leading to it from the bay were both reopened.


Comino is a little island located in the middle of the Mediterranean, between Malta and Gozo. It covers a little 3.5 square kilometers (1.4 square miles). The island of Comino, so called for its sparse population, was originally settled in the Bronze Age and is named after the cumin seed. There are only two people who live there permanently. The Blue Lagoon, which is situated between Comino and Cominotto, is Malta's premier beach destination. Here, amid the clear, refreshing waters of the Mediterranean, you can swim in an actual natural pool. Numerous endemic plant species and exotic animals thrive on its seafloor.

A Trip to Bethlehem in Honor of Christmas

During the holiday season, Ghajnsielem displays a life-size human crib named Bethlem f'Ghajnsielem. Around the festive season, visitors can watch actors acting as shepherds, carpenters, millers, and others, as well as an actual infant in the barn where Jesus was born. Goats, lambs, donkeys, and other farm animals populate the stable where Jesus was born.

More Details About This Property


Lounge with views to the patio area, Flat Screen TV and table


Fitted Kitchen


Bathroom with Shower

Master Bedroom

Double Bed

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Outside Area

Extra Information & Notes

Single Beds

Patio area with gas & coal BBQ 

Chair & Tables 

Distant Sea Views


Contact Agent

Anthony Reed

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