GRB1088 Beautifully renovated house of character with stunning sea and country views
Gozo, Għarb
€2,950,000
Overview
Reference GRB1088
Bedrooms: 6
Showers: 6
Pool: Private, Heated
Floors: 3
Year of Renovation: 2021
Furnished: Unfurnished
Covered:600m²
Plot:1450m²
Uncovered veranda:100m²
Down a quiet lane on the edge of Gharb, celebrated for being one of the most unspoilt villages on the island, yet just a few hundred metres from the church, this exceptional villa benefits from astonishing views of the sea across spring-green countryside from all its main windows, terraces and sizeable gardens.

It’s a 180° panorama that includes both the San Dimitri Chapel standing strikingly alone in sweeping fields and the Ta Gordan lighthouse, an icon in white on one of the island’s tallest flat-topped hills, the Mediterranean stretching between the two.

In this immaculate house, although you’re only 300 metres from Gharb church, you are also, remarkably, deep in the countryside.

And not only does this house bring together the best of being in a village, with shops and restaurants in easy walking distance, with the feeling of rural tranquility on every side - it also incorporates the best elements of slick city-living into a charming, spacious and sleek villa. It’s an unparalleled combination!

Completely upgraded over the last few years to the highest specifications, incorporating underfloor heating, integrated wi-fi in every room, internal security fit for a pop-star, and other technological advances throughout, this house teams the latest contemporary grey and black with dark wood elements, the gentle sandy hues of traditional stone and white-washed walls, a designer’s dream.

The black metal touches are redolent of traditional Maltese ironwork, and with an additional flourish, there is even a black and grey take of Maltese tiles in several of the bathrooms.

Entering through the arched front door, bespoke iron and wood stairs lead you up to the first floor where you’ll find the main living space wrapped in the expansive views.
To one side, there’s a good-sized room – a bedroom, office or snug – currently used as a media space with films projected on the full width of the wall.

Ahead the sitting room opens up, a large airy space with a barely-used double-width wood-burner below limed beams, from which two huge arched doorways open onto both the sea views and a giant modern terrace which has plenty of space for outdoors dining, dancing and sunbathing.

Beyond and at right angles, so that it too opens onto the stunning glass-edged terrace, there’s a state of the art spacious kitchen with a huge island unit. Here one finds a serious cook’s dream including high-end built in oven, induction hob, microwave-grill, plate warmer, and also a built-in steamer. The kitchen is extremely well designed also with sliding matching doors to hide all those appliances when not in use, thus maintaining the minimalist look.

Glass doors on one side open straight onto the terrace; from the other class doors at the far end you can step down onto soft grass that leads down to the swimming pool. With sunshine or a gentle breeze coming in from both directions, and the ever present sea-view, with the doors open you can really have the feeling of being outdoors inside!

On the second floor, both the master bedroom suite and the adjacent bedroom, currently used as an office, enjoy the whole-scale view of the sea from their wide windows and large private terraces, and one of the bathrooms is of particular note because the walk-in shower also has a window with the same vista! The other two/three bedrooms are found on the lower-ground floor (along with three more bathrooms).

It’s a versatile series of spaces, that have been used in recent years as an office, games room and a gym, an annexe for a visiting family and it could equally be employed as staff quarters.
Tucked behind a generously-proportioned garage, there’s an incredible amount of storage space, both here, in the whole house, and particularly in the kitchen which has a big hidden pantry and is cunningly designed so that everything you might need is close at hand whilst the overall impression is entirely clutter-free.

Each of the three double-rooms on the lower ground floor opens out onto a modern Zen courtyard in the centre of which, remarkably, stands a large ancient olive tree surrounded by decking and rimmed with white stones. It's a very cool combination, and from here steps lead up to the swimming pool area and the garden beyond.

And here too this property surprises! Beyond the lush grass that surrounds the heated swimming pool, from which you can enjoy the sea views whilst in the water, there’s a large garden planted with a variety of indigenous plants including figs, pine trees, pomegranate, dwarf fan palms, Spanish broom, holm oak, citrus, lavender, rosemary, aloe vera, and others.

Amongst newer plantings you’ll also find more ancient olive trees, a secluded seating area ripe for a fire pit, a ring of large old boulders that put you in mind of ancient temples, and a gate into an optionally available and recently planted olive grove approximately a third of an acre (1200sqm) in size that stretches out towards the sea, once again bringing together the island’s timeless rural quality with thoughts for a twenty-first century future.

The property comes equipped with all the modern comforts of air-conditioning, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and lounges, and also efficient under-floor heating throughout the property.

The property also benefits from an air-source heat pump for hot water, and 21 Photo Voltaic (PV) panels, making the running of the house very efficient and green, as it is also double-glazed throughout.

State-of-the-art security and access controls and wireless internet points in every room. With 1Gb fibre to the home services, the property is also currently set up for redundant fail-over networking with multiple providers to ensure that whether you are a digital nomad, running your international business from home, or simply want to maximise your connectivity.

A unique property, in a desirable location and with a unique view.
Facilities
Aircondition, Split system
Gym
Heating, Underfloor
Landscaped garden
Outdoor shower
Parking, Garage, double
Pool, Private, Heated
Self contained annex
Solar photovoltaic panels
Storage
Features
Balcony
Bathroom underfloor heating
Bright
CCTV
Ceiling fans
Ceramic tiles
Combined kitchen and dining area
Country view
Double glazing
Elevated
En suite Shower
Fly screens
Garden, large
Ground Floor Bedroom
Guest WC
Guest cloakroom
Indoor Fireplace
Internal stairs
Irrigation system
Kitchen appliances
Laundry room
Luxury specifications
Modern design
Near amenities
Next to green area
Office
Panoramic view
Quiet Area
Sea view
Smart home
Spacious rooms
Thermal insulation
Under stairs storage
Utility room
Veranda, large
Water softener
Water well
Distances
Amenities: 500 m
Sea: 1 km
Public Transport: 500 m
Schools: 600 m
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