Behind that hefty front door you’ll find stone ceiling arches leading you to the sort of reception area/atrium you might expect to find in a traditional Gozitan nobleman’s house.
From it, wooden stairs and wrought iron railings lead you to the first floor.
The kitchen sits (appropriately) in the centre of the ground floor. It’s wooden doors and local slate tile work surfaces enhance the rustic feel, while the freestanding island unit provides plenty of space to cook and prep, or simply gather around over a glass of wine and enjoy a good chat.
Elsewhere on the ground floor you’ll find a grand dining area with antique table and chairs; a comfy lounge (with flat screen TV and Wi-Fi) that overlooks the pool; and an en suite bathroom with marble antique finish.
Bedroom 1 is at the top of the stairs. It’s spacious with twin beds and ensuite shower. The solid wooden furniture and original antique tiles add to the classic rustic feel.
Bedroom 2 has a wrought iron double bed. Again, the room is spacious with an antique feel fuelled by oak ceiling beams and feature shelves cut into the stone. There is an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 is the master bedroom with the emphasis on ‘master’. A real treat, this room is flooded with light from 2 large arched terrace doors that lead onto a private terrace balcony. It’s so gorgeous up here – with wonderful views of the citadel and surrounding
countryside – that you might never want to come down. Inside, the bedroom itself features a solid wooden four poster bed, antique local tiles and an en suite.
The pool and terrace make for a peaceful, private retreat with some of the most magnificent views on the island. And when you’re not gazing out towards the horizon, you’ll find the sunbeds and outside dining furniture make this the perfect spot to enjoy a BBQ.
All rooms have ceiling fans.