March 7, 2017

Discover Gozo Farmhouses

A small to medium sized farmhouse in Gozo can accommodate between 2 and 15 people on a Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast basis and also offers Full Board to guests who choose a Special Interest Holiday. 

Discover Gozo Farmhouses Usually the Main House is divided into two - the animals in one part and the humans in the other, only the animals get the bigger and better part because after all it’s a farmhouse! However, the area reserved for your pleasure usually would have a wood burning stove that looks like a beehive oven, and around it comfortable seating, and at the far end of the room a small library and study. 

The bedrooms in this sized farm house, can usually sleep up to 10 adults comfortably. If you rent a fancy farm house, most of these rooms are individually designed and decorated – no 2 rooms are even similar! – and the beds can be easily swapped into double, twin or singles. More high end farm houses try their best to make use of natural materials – oak and pine flooring, brick and wood features and natural stone in the bathrooms.

Most elite farm houses make the adjoining part of the house also available for hire, for parties who want more space and maybe a further double room, an apartment that could easily sleep four and an enormous farmhouse dining kitchen, with all the modern facilities you would expect – dishwasher, large fridge, and range cooker and as well as loads of storage space.  You may also find a small utility room with washing machine and dryer and freezer. For parties of eleven or more it is recommended to book at least a 6-bedroom farm house which can sleep up to 15. 

There are many options available in Gozo – if you have a small family, or are out with friends looking to get a small farm house, there are also options to rent a smaller cozy cottage, with an open plan bedroom sleeping four people, containing a kitchen, shower room and sitting/dining area with wood-burning stove. Enormous, ancient floorboards and beams complement the modern, simple decoration. The kitchen usually has an electric cooker and hob, built in fridge-freezer and lots of space for preparation of food and storage.

The arrangement of the farm house makes the gardens and courtyard very private and pleasant. You enter the property through a gate typical of farmhouses in gozo, and there is the front garden with fruit trees on your left. Furthermore, there is a large restored barn, and adjoining this there is the ‘sun terrace and pergola’ where guests can sit and relax. You may also find a summer house in which guests’ garden furniture is stored.

Some of the more exquisite farm houses have more features. For example, for the best one in Gozo, behind the barn is the main garden with the swimming pool and the sunbathing terrace. This is new for farm houses in this area and is private, south facing and heated. Over the stone walls of the garden are uninterrupted views of typical Bohemian woods and fields. Fixed and portable BBQ’s are available. Some games equipment is also available – badminton and table tennis.

And if you would like to finda great place to eat in gozo, there’s very good restaurants in Xlendi and Marsalforn. Renting farm houses in Gozo is an ideal way to explore the lovely countryside or simply to relax by the poolside in the sunshine. Beautifully built houses offering very comfortable accommodation for parties. All the style of modern living in a traditional farmhouse. Exclusive use of swimming pool and sunbathing terrace along with flexible accommodation – Don’t give up on this opportunity!