The traditional old farmhouse ‘Ta Kikka’ has been lovingly restored and is now a fusion of elegance and original charm. It is located on the outskirts of Xaghra, a busy town with many shops and restaurants and a bank. . A short drive away is Ramla beach. This is Gozo’s, and arguably Malta’s, best beach. A wide stretch of red sand, it is often referred to locally as “Ramla il-Ħamra” – the Red Sandy Beach! It is a fabulous place to swim, snorkel and chill out in the sun. The area around the beach is wonderfully undeveloped, although there are a couple of cafes and a stall set back from the beach.
A long sunlit corridor leads into the house, with doors out the pool and garden to the left and into the main living area, to the right. The pool area is a calm and tranquil walled space for sunbathing and al fresco meals. Original floor tiles throughout give this house a wonderful glimpse into its past. The kitchen, dining room and living room are one large space, perfect for socializing, for families and couples alike. A wood- burning stove gives an extra cosy feel on those cooler winter evening.
A stunning stone spiral staircase leads to the upper level. There is also an outside stone staircase, a feature of many of Gozo’s old farmhouses. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, both with en suites and lovely original features. There is room for a foldaway bed and/or a cot, if required.
The house has fans and, air conditioning in the bedrooms, for both cold air and heat. The air conditioning units are operated using one and two euro coins.