Wonderful Gozo Villa with Pool and Wood Burning Stove Available Long Let
This is a light and spacious traditional Gozitan property with an eclectic mix of traditional and modern furniture. From the front, double doors open onto an arched hallway that leads into a large open plan living room with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen. There is a double room and a twin room with en suite on this floor which both have lovely outside terraces with views over the fields to the sea. There is also a large shower room. A lovely curved stone staircase with ornate railings leads to the first floor, which has a fabulous open landing, leading onto a roof terrace with loungers and table and chairs. There is a twin room with en suite and a Juliet balcony, a double room and a large shower room.
The bedrooms could easily accommodate a foldaway bed and/or a cot, if required. Sophia is accessed via steps up from the road into a secluded complex of just four properties, which can all be booked together for a large wedding or event.
To the rear is the lovely pool with loungers, a built in stone bbq with preparation area and table and chairs seating 8.The house has fans plus air conditioning in the bedrooms, for both cold air and heat. The air conditioning units are operated using one and two euro coins.
The Property 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 rumour 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.
Wood Burning stove
Views to Pool & Countryside
<p class="font_8">Wonderful open plan kitchen with all appliances</p>
<p class="font_8">Fully Fitted Kitchen</p>
Lounge Dining Room
<p class="font_8">Fully Fitted Kitchen</p>
Pool Area with BBQ
Gozo Area Information
Ghasri is a small settlement on the island of Gozo that is home to slightly more than 500 inhabitants. However, the area is filled with attractive converted farmhouses and makes for a good base from which to explore the rest of Gozo. You can only get to the Gurdan Lighthouse (Il-Fanal ta' Gurdan) by taking a beautiful hike. Although it covers a sizable area, L-Ghasri, Gozo's smallest hamlet, is home to only 521 people as of the island's most recent census in 2011. The town is sandwiched between hills and surrounded by the municipalities of Gharb, Kercem, Victoria, and Zebbug. Archaeological finds suggest that the area was inhabited as early as the Neolithic period (4500 B.C.E.) as evidenced by Neolithic artifacts discovered on the Gordan hill and the Punic Tombs discovered in Wied il-Ghasri. However, "Ghasar" (the verb) means "to squeeze" in Arabic, thus it's apparent that olives were once crushed here for their oil, which is presumably whence the settlement got its name.
Christ the Savior and Corpus Christi are the patron saints of the village church, which was built in 1903 and consecrated to them in 1916. The town was officially designated as its own Parish in 1921. There are a few more significant ancient chapels in Ghasri, including the Basilica of the Patronage of the Virgin Mary and the Chapel of St. Publius. In spite of first impressions, Ghasri is a must-see when visiting Gozo. Even better, you can stay in one of the many picturesque farmhouses that dot the road leading from the Village Square to the Wied il-Ghasri valley. Terraced fields, remnants of Ghasri's former agricultural population, and other signs of the region's verdant past may be seen in the valleys between Ghammar and Gordan's hills. Experience
The best time to hike Wied L-Ghasri is in the fall, winter, and spring. Between Zebbug and Gordan Hill, Wied il-Ghasri flows to the sea, emptying into a small, secluded bay. Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving can all be enjoyed here. Divers flock there because of the abundance of caves they can explore while underwater. The saltpans were dug into the rocks at the top of the high cliffs in a cave close to the shore in the tiny bay. The experience of simply venturing out to the hills is rewarding. Built in 1853, the Gurdan Lighthouse stands 180 meters above the water and has an interesting past.
Those who make the effort to climb the relatively steep incline to the mountaintop are rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas of Gozo. Ghammar Hill, at an altitude of around 188 meters, is home to a representation of the Stations of the Cross. Each station is denoted by a life-size marble statue, with the first one located at the foot of the Ta' Pinu side and the last one at the peak of the hill, where a chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of Ta' Pinu. As it turns out, the climb up this hill serves as a spiritual pilgrimage for some believers.