Wonderful Gozo Farmhouse with Pool for Long Let
This Traditional Farmhouse is a light and airy traditional Gozitan property spread over one floor. From the front, double doors open onto an arched hallway that leads into a large open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. There are three en suite bedrooms and also a separate cloakroom. The bedrooms are large and could easily accommodate a foldaway bed and/or a cot if required.
The Farmhouse is accessed via steps up from the road into a secluded complex of just three houses. There is a pool and patio area to the front, with a delightful covered porch. To the rear is another terrace with table and chairs and a large built-in bbq. From here there are lovely views across the fields, to the sea. There is also a stone staircase leading up to the roof space. The house has fans and, air conditioning in the bedrooms, for both cold air and heat.
The Farmhouse is located on the outskirts of the charming village of Ghasri, which has restaurants, shops, a pharmacy and a distinctive red-domed church. A short distance away is the fabulous church of ta Pinu that, since the rumor started in 1883 of our Lady of Ta ‘Pinu talking to a local, has been a pilgrim destination for many. Visitors include St John Paul 11 and Pope Benedict XV1. The Inland sea and spectacular blue hole are a short drive from here as is the local craft village.
The capital of Victoria is a ten-minute drive away and a visit to the ramparts of the Citadel to see 360 views of the Island is a must. Amenities
Terrace Front & Back
Wood Burning Stove
Views to Pool & Countryside
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Lounge Dining Room
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Wonderful Views to the Pool Countryside views to the rear of the property
Gozo Area Information
Although it occupies a sizable area in comparison to other villages on Gozo, L-Ghasri has the fewest residents (521 as of the 2011 Census) of any of the island's hamlets. Bordering the towns of Gharb, Kercem, Victoria, and Zebbug, this small settlement is nestled amid rolling hills. A neolithic site from around 4500 B.C. was discovered on the hill of Gordan, and in Wied il-Ghasri, tombs from the Punic period were unearthed, suggesting that the area had been inhabited for quite some time. Meanwhile, the verb "Ghasar" means to squeeze, therefore the name of the village likely comes from a time when olives were routinely crushed here for their oil.
The town church was constructed in 1903, and its initial dedication was to Corpus Christi in 1916. In 1921, the township gained its own parish status. The Basilica of the Virgin Mary as Patron and the Chapel of St. Publius are two of the most interesting historic buildings in Ghasri.
At first glance, Ghasri might not appear like a must-see attraction in Gozo, but you should change your mind.
Ghasri village was initially made up of a predominantly agricultural population, and therefore the hills of Ghammar and Gordan, as well as the valleys that flow between them, are lush with greenery.
Particularly in the colder months of winter and spring, Wied L-Ghasri makes for a beautiful stroll. Between Zebbug and Gordan Hill, Wied il-Ghasri leads to the sea through a narrow cove tucked between towering cliffs. The calm waters here are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, and the area's many underwater caverns have made it a popular diving destination. In order to get sea water to the saltpans carved out in the rocks, a cave near to the shore in the small bay had a shaft hewn up to the top of the steep cliffs.
There's a lot of enjoyment to be had just exploring the hills themselves. The historic Gurdan Lighthouse was built in 1853 and stands 180 meters above the water. Those who are up for the task of climbing the very steep path to the peak of the hill will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of Gozo. The Stations of the Cross, marked by life-size marble statues, can be seen in their entirety on Ghammar Hill, which rises to a height of about 188 meters. The first station can be found at the foot of the Ta' Pinu side, and the final station can be found at the summit, next to the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Ta' Pinu. Indeed, pilgrimages up this hill have become popular among believers.