Andrea’s Farmhouse

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Munxar, Malta

Discover delightful old world charm in the lovely authenticity and rustic ambience of a centuries old traditional stone farmhouse, a lovely villa experience off the beaten path in the quiet fishing village of Munxar on Malta’s sister island, Gozo. Beautiful views of the valley beyond the natural stone walls speak to the character and gentle cadence of this smaller island making this an idyllic intimate retreat. Family or a group of friends will be captivated by this lovely airbnb villa find for a true change of pace.

A taste of simple luxury with all the modern conveniences, 4 comfortable bedrooms, 3 with including a queen sized master bedroom, 3 deluxe newly designed bathrooms with glassed in showers and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, cooker (stove and oven), microwave, and service for 8. Rustic beams are imposing, giving an air of permanence, built to last. The kitchen and dining area beautifully retain and reflect character and craftsmanship with stone archways and walls where families have cooked and shared countless meals, children have grown, and centuries of family history and secrets remain. If only walls could talk.

Settle in and enjoy the tranquility with a momentary escape from reality into a bygone era. No worries, the satellite/cable TV will keep you up to date on breaking news, a DVD player can provide entertainment, and conveniences like a washer and hair dryer make this home a cozy retreat to enjoy and make memories.


Irresistible charm extends outdoors to the private pool and terrace hidden by the surrounding walls with bright blue sunloungers to dream the day away. A short walk away, a restaurant and nearby market provide choices for dining in or out, a bus stop, and a bit farther the local beach beckons.  Famed for the natural rock formation the Azure Window, the now collapsed gateway to the stunning lagoon and beach, Gozo is popular for biking and hiking, snorkeling and diving.

Exploring and appreciating the wonders of Malta’s island of Gozo leads to the World Heritage wonders, Ggantija, the Neolithic temple ruins dating from around 3500 BC, and the iconic archaeological remains of the Citadel which maintained prominence through the Phoenician, Greek, and Roman periods. An acropolis and temple to Juno later became a cathedral and castle, once the province of the crusading Order of the Knights of St. John. Priceless treasures found are housed in the Museum of Archaeology. Surviving waves of invasions and occupations influenced architecture and culture, language and cuisine. Moors and Ottomans, Sicilians, French and British have competed for dominance. Surviving Nazi bombardment led to the awarding of the Maltese Cross of St. George to the Maltese people by the British who eventually gave Malta its independence in 1964. It remains a member of the Commonwealth and the European Union.


 

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