Sleeps 84 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms
“Striking red wooden doors open into a small external hall. Here, are the hallmarks of the original village farmhouse. An external stone staircase leading up to the sleeping accommodation. Traditionally, the family would use the first floor to live in whilst the farm animals were housed downstairs at ground level.
Stepping through double-arched painted doors we arrive in the kitchen. This has its own persona with low stone ceiling arches, and a feature island with marble tops that add character.
Up a few steps, under a small stone archway, you arrive into a bright and spacious living area. Mediterranean red-painted terrace windows and doors continue to add a deep, vibrant touch. These give way to lovely countryside views scrolling into the distance beyond the outdoor pool.
Kristof has nooks, crannies and twists that make it a quirky home of much character.
It makes a comfortable and well-furnished home, ideal for families and small groups. With a great setting and location, Kristoff is just a short walk to the village square with its wide choice of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
A great base for your holiday experience of Gozo.” Jules
The kitchen is well equipped with a feature island and marble worktops. One of those kitchens you envisage everyone will gravitate toward and gather.
The adjoining lounge is bright and spacious with lovely sea views. The dining table is located here with a log burner making this a comfortable option for cooler months.
There is an internal stone staircase to the first and second floor bedrooms. However, this is narrow and not advised for elderly guests, very young children, or those with limited mobility (or me!). There is an ideal way around this. Use the external staircase which is of generous width. Most definitely the best route for suitcases.
Re-route in the opposite direction and this internal stone stairway will take you down to a delightful basement jacuzzi .
If you take the internal staircase to the first floor, Bedroom 1 is at the top with double bed and ensuite bathroom. A small terrace offers sea views.
Bedroom 2 is next door with twin beds and an ensuite shower.
Opposite, Bedroom 3 has a double bed and ensuite shower room. The has a door leading to an external staircase and a sensible way to enter the farmhouse.
Take a second narrow internal stone staircase to the second floor where you will find Bedroom 4 with twin beds and ensuite shower.
All rooms are equipped with Air Conditioning units operated by an electronic coin box on a pay as you use basis (€1 & €2 coins). A screen displays the credit remaining with each AC unit consuming approximately € 2 per night.
Prices exclude the Malta Eco Tax – a requirement by Maltese law to be collected from all guests on arrival. This applies to those age 18 and over and consists of €0.50c per person for each night’s stay, to a maximum of €5 per person for each continuous stay. This is paid in Euro currency only and will be collected by the owner on check-in.
The private pool bends into a generous L shape with a surrounding terrace and a shrub garden beyond. Here, you will find sunbeds to enjoy those sunshine moments, with an outside dining table and chairs.
A handy stone-built BBQ sits on the pool terrace making a necessary ingredient for any Gozo villa holiday.
Pool Dimensions - 6.5 x 4.6 Metres
Qala can be found in the eastern most edge of the Island. The name meaning 'port' most likely refers to the bay nearby and popular swimming area of Hondoq ir-Rummien. Stunning views across the sea to Malta and the tiny Island of Comino are a treat – best seen from the small courtyard of the church Il-Maddonna tal-Blat (Saint Mary of the Rocks). The ancient history of this settlement which dates back to the earliest time is also worthy of note (though the present settlement dates back to around the 1650s). Legend has it that the little church here was deliberately built facing neighbouring Island Comino enabling Comino's inhabitants to follow Holy Mass from across the sea if the seas were too rough for a priest to cross to them. As for Qala's shoreline aside for a few sheltered inlets (like Hondoq Ir-Rummien) the coast is largely rocky with several interesting caves.
The prettiest of these is Ghar Minka which can only be accessed by boat. Qala village square has developed into a little haven of restaurants and bars that seems to extend yearly. it has quite a lively local atmosphere - laid back of course.
You will find the square a 5-minute walk from Kristoff.
A bus stop is 500 metres away where you can catch bus 303 to Victoria and surrounding villages. Qala is just 3.5 km from the ferry port of Mgarr,