Ta Doris Farmhouse No 5 with Outdoor Pool
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"The Farmhouse is a Maltese reference for a picturesque valley that overlooks Ghajn - Barrani bay it soon becomes obvious, to any visitor, just why these farmhouses are named after the area."
The self catering farmhouses, situated in the village of Xaghra in Gozo, offer home from home comforts to suit couples, families or large groups.
The farmhouses look out to the spectacular views of the valley, the patchwork of typical Mediterranean terraced fields and down to the deep blue sea at Ghajn Barrani Bay.
The summers are long and hot, so the farmhouse terraces allow you to make the most of the outdoor life - day or night - with well lit barbeque areas and swimming pools (one pool even comes with a Jacuzzi). Adjustable ceiling fans help you keep cool inside, and for the winter months, heaters are provided in every room. There are also electric fire place in the sitting room.
The Farmhouse consist
The farmhouse consists of 4 large bedrooms (all en-suite), a spare bathroom with good facilities and a combined kitchen-dining-sitting room (with cable TV). The farmhouse also includes telephone, safe deposit box, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and ample parking space!
XAGHRA-GOZO Destination and Info Guide
The huge and ornately embellished baroque church of our Lady of Victories forms the focal point of this sprawling hilltop village. The whole village radiates around this Church Square. Lifestyle is simple and old fashioned- An interesting laid back lifestyle, Historic attractions and a beautiful beach are the main attractions of Xaghra for the holidaymaker.
The village of Xaghra is poised on a high limestone plateau. This explains the formation of caves and grottoes in limestone terrains. Xaghra is also famous for hosting one of the oldest man made Temples in the world- Ggantija Temples (The Giants Feet)
As a holiday resort, Xaghra offers some fantastic views of the Gozitan landscape, it presents itself with an old fashioned and laid back lifestyle, friendly people and very safe to stay. The nearby beach of Ramla, historic attractions and the holiday homes in the area make Xaghra a holidaymaker’s favorite for all the family. Entertainment is lacking in the area but for this one can always venture to mainland Malta for the day whenever you felt like it. Cost of car and passenger ferry is cheap and often offers a shuttle service
Xaghra is most famous for the prehistoric sites, the temples of Ggantija, and the Neolithic site of Santa Verna, which lie nearby. Calypsos cave, of mythical fame, also lies within Xaghra. The present village has a more recent history. It became a parish in 1688, but the main church was only built during the mid 19th century. It is one of the most beautiful of Gozos churches, with its richly-decorated interior, gilt sculptures, Italian marbles and paintings. The village also has two curious grottos, Ta Xerri and Ta Ninu, both of them beneath private houses but open to the public. The grottos have remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. The village also has two unusual museums: a Toy Museum and an old wheat-grinding windmill. The mill, still in working order, has been fully restored and houses a collection of agricultural and domestic artifacts from centuries past.
How to Get to Xaghra Location: North Eastern Gozo, North of mainland Island Malta Directions from Airport: Follow signs to Gozo from the airport taking route no.1 all the way to the northern most point on Malta to Cirkewwa harbor where the ferry leaves for Mgarr harbor in Gozo. Once in Gozo follow signs to Victoria and then to Xaghra. Getting There by Bus: Bus 64, 65 from Victoria in Gozo
What to see and Do
Beaches: Nearest to Ramla Beach- A fine Red Sand Dune beach- Lovely to spend the day there. Ramla is about 5 minutes away by car from the Xaghra Church Square.
Shopping: Not much to offer for shopping but you are only 10 minutes away from Victoria for all you need can be found there. In Xaghra itself you will find Restaurants, Police Station, Pharmacy, Bakery, Groceries, Church, 2 Banks with ATM service HSBC & Bank of Valletta
Eating out: few but more selection at nearby Marsalforn or in Victoria
Public transport: - All busses in Gozo radiate to Victoria
Internet Cafes: Nearby In Victoria (Rabat)
Car Hire and Transport
Car hire is available on request
Airport transfer is available on request