Malta’s smaller, more rural sister island, Gozo, is an idyllic getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you arrive in Gozo’s main port of Mgarr and emerge from the ferry terminal into the bright Gozitan sunshine, you get a sense that you have gone back in time. Life on this sleepy island is carefree and laid back, and is a contrast to Malta itself. In Gozo, being an island with an agricultural legacy, there are green fields and farms littered all over the landscape. Many of these older farmhouses have been renovated especially for tourists for holiday lets. In many cases, swimming pools have been installed and the properties have all mod-cons available.
There are several companies that specialise in renting out farmhouses for holiday purposes. One of the largest is Gozo Farmhouses, a company that manages over 25 renovated properties, many with swimming pools. Each of these properties is supplied with top quality bed linen and furniture, and a built in barbecue is available for use on each terrace. Gozo Farmhouses’ accommodation is found in most villages across Gozo, including Xaghra, Sannat and Qala. They can be contacted at 3 Mgarr Road, Ghajnsielem GSM 9010, Gozo , Malta. Tel: +356 21561280
Another company is Gozo Village Holidays who have a wide variety of properties available for rent. They have properties available in Gharb, Ghasri, Xaghra, Xewkija, and San Lawrenz and most of these have pools and barbecues. The properties have between two and four bedrooms and can sleep between two and ten people depending on the size. For more information, please contact Gozo Village Holidays, 11 Kappucini Street, Victoria VCT 9080, Gozo, Malta. Tel: +356 21557255
Smaller companies also have one or two farmhouses to let independently. Ta’ Happin is a 200 year-old, three bedroomed farmhouse with a pool situated in the village of Xaghra. Tal’ Hamramann is another farmhouse in the same area of Xaghra, also with 3 bedrooms and a pool. Both these properties are available through Gozo Farmhouse Vacations, Mountain Lodge, Springs Street, Xaghra, XRA 2268, Gozo, Malta. Tel: +356 21552867