Sleeps 4 (+1)2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms
“Behind a very ordinary front door, you’d expect an ordinary house for your Gozo Holiday. How wrong was I? Dar it-Torri, meaning Tower, is an original tower house that has been magically transformed into a holiday home full of mystic charm and quirkiness. Expecting to find a 2-bedroom farmhouse, we open the front door into what was evidently the original mill room. Rustic with rows of limestone ceiling arches make it a welcoming reception. This tower house charms from the start with no end of imagination.
Not unusual for villas in Gozo to have an internal spiral staircase leading to the first-floor bedrooms nor for Gozo farmhouses to have external stairs the same way. Here, there’s a lovely twist. Follow the spiral stairs to the first floor where you are taken outside to reach an elevated part of the tower. Here, doors open into the intriguing living quarters of the tower house. You are greeted with rustic open arms, great design and modern comfort. Enjoy your Gozo holiday from the vantage of the terrace, soaking in miles of panoramic views.
This Gozo holiday home reminds me of the Grimm brothers fairy tale romance of Rapunzel. Where the handsome prince would visit her in the tower but without the benefit of stairs. Some villas in Gozo are just exquisite. This has mystique and a romantic aura that make a delightful holiday home. Don’t leave it just to your imagination”. Jules
The old mill now forms a comfortable lounge space with a large flat screen TV. At the other end you will find an atrium of light from a white wrought iron staircase and large white terrace doors opposite leading to the pool terrace. Bedroom 1 is also located here. It has a double be with a separate bathroom.
There is also space for an extra sofa bed if required, for an additional charge.
The feature wrought iron stairs lead from the ground floor mill lounge to Bedroom 2 which is also a double with a separate bathroom.
Tower House floor:
Elevated above the first-floor level and accessed here from external stairs, you find the entrance to the original tower house that for many years provided sleeping accommodation for guards on duty. Now it serves as the delightful living quarters of Dar It-Torri. Spacious, well designed and comfortably furnished you will find a second lounge here combined with dining area and large modern kitchen. The outside terrace presents fabulous distant views of Gozo.
This Gozo holiday villa has air conditioning throughout.
2 x double beds
Dar It-Torri – (Tower house) is an original Watch Tower beautifully converted into a wonderful holiday home set on 3 floors. At the entrance of this unique house is a mill room, still with its original stone work, now converted into a cosy living area complete with a sofa and TV, overlooking the private pool and sundeck area. A small kitchenette is available in the pool area since full kitchen is located on 2nd floor.
At ground floor there is also the first double bedroom with a separate complete bathroom and a sofa bed ideal for 2 children available on request at an extra charge of € 10 per night per person.
An iron spiral staircase (not ideal for infants or persons with limited mobility) a feature in itself, joins the first living area with the first floor where there is situated the 2nd double bedroom, complete with another separate bathroom. The large terrace on this floor leads to the centuries old tower room accessible only by external stairs (5 steps).
The tower room, giving unique character to this house, is the actual tower house which served for many years as the sleeping quarters for the duty guards. This room has now been beautifully converted into a fully equipped kitchen complete with dining room and living room area.
Kindly note that this unique property is situated in an alley and there is around 30 meters walk to access the main door, it is also situated next to a very small farm (as seen on google maps) and depending on the wind there might be some farm smells.
The ground floor pool and terrace offer a spacious and idyllic opportunity to unwind. There is a benefit of additional self-catering facilities such as a sink, storage space and a fridge, as well as the BBQ. A thoughtful touch given your location from the main kitchen. Here’s a great benefit. You have the best of both worlds. The opportunity to laze by the pool and enjoy a lunch time BBQ. Later, follow the external stairs to the elevated terrace. Relax and enjoy panoramic views whilst using the well-equipped kitchen to serve al fresco delights. The fine countryside ambiance here, has to top your Gozo holiday experience.
There are some stairs in this villa
With a population of only 1,700 people Kercem’s peace and tranquillity are practically a given. The closest beaches are Xlendi Bay (3.4km away) and Dwejra Bay. The latter is where you’ll find the famous Azure Window.
The local bakery is found in 500m. The closest restaurant is La Stanza in Triq l-Imghallem Victoria in 2.3km although Kercem does have a number of snack bars.
Hop on the Bus No 313 to Victoria 2.3km away from the nearest bus stop in 500 metres.
Parking is available on street outside the property.