Pool: Private, Overflow
Year of Renovation: 2019
Furnished: Partially Furnished
We are proud to present this spacious and unique 5 bedroom 4 bathroom house situated in the small village of Santa Lucija. The property is a place of tranquility away from the road and accessed by private alley. Unusually for Gozo, the house enjoys a large attractive courtyard at the front of the house which is overlooked by one of the oldest stone balconies in Gozo reportedly dating back to the Knights of St John.
A well at the front of the house provides irrigation and pool water when needed. The property is extremely private and enjoys country views from the rear.
One enters the house, from the front courtyard and directly into an extremely large (85sqm) high ceilinged living room and dining area. Previously used as a mill room, this expansive space has a baronial air about it. Underneath this room there is a rare cellar space which was used by donkeys to turn the millstones on the floor above, indicating the elevated status of this building in it's time. An unusual feature in Gozo as traditional mill rooms had the grinding stones turned by donkeys in the same room.
This room leads to the kitchen and breakfast or lounge room both opening out to the south facing swimming pool and spacious terrace and entertaining area. The overflow pool is of very good size offering in-pool seating and jacuzzi features with day round sun. The total floor space on the ground and first floors combined is approximately 266sqm.
The ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower offers easy access internally from the main living area and externally from the pool patio.
Internal stairs lead to a mezzanine floor overlooking the pool and patio area to the rear of the property. This floor provides a double bedroom and bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower.
A further few stairs up from the mezzanine level to the first floor there is a single bedroom, a double bedroom with access to the hand carved stone balcony overlooking the front courtyard, and a spacious high-ceiling master bedroom with a spacious en-suite. Spiral stairs afford access to a gallery suitable for a single bed as now or an office.
To the rear, the master bedroom has access to the two large terraces overlooking the swimming pool and surrounding countryside.
There are also external stairs leading from the two terraces and master bedroom down to the swimming pool patio.
In addition to the private parking available in the front courtyard, the property has a covered garage over which there is an independent annex comprising of a bathroom and possible fifth bedroom and kitchenette, all accessed by stairs from the front courtyard.
The front and rear external areas have a beautiful variation of mature planting such as vines, palm tree, lime tree, bougainvillea, jasmine and flowers.
This delightful property enjoys a history spanning centuries. Careful renovation of the property was completed in 2019 with its fabric and facilities being upgraded to modern standard yet retaining the original character of the building. The house is in extremely good condition. Examples of its facilities include solar hot water, reverse osmosis drinking water on tap, air conditioning in the bedrooms, overflow pool design, pumped mains water and on demand well water.
The house provides a welcoming, comfortable and private home for a family and friends but yet offers the potential of being developed into a boutique hotel or BnB. It is a unique property with many authentic features that has a place in Malta’s colourful history.
Viewing of this desirable and historical property is recommended.