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300-year-old Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool and Jacuzzi in Qala, Malta

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

300-year-old Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool and Jacuzzi in Qala, Malta

'Berwieqa' [english: Summer Asphodel] is a rustic 3-bedroom farmhouse accommodation situated on the outskirts of the quaint town of Qala, on the Maltese island of Gozo. It is located near enough to the town square to be within walking distance of the local essentials, yet safe from the noise which can sometimes accompany the town life. The property, a 3-century-old farmhouse, has been carefully renovated to give it all the featured required by the modern traveller yet maintains all the traditional aspects of Gozitan architecture within its structure, making for a cosy, comfortable and rustic experience that will make you feel like a local.

The property features:

Outdoor Pool with Jacuzzi Tub

3 Bedroom Suites


Fully Equipped Kitchen


Courtyard with Dining Table


Air-conditioning in every bedroom

Gas Heaters

Private Entrance

Hair-dryer and Ironing supplies

Linen and Towels

More Details

Property Manager
Martin Portelli
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian, Maltese, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017


4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

300-year-old Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool and Jacuzzi in Qala, Malta
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Poor to say the least

  • 1 of 5

We were hoping for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Gozo but unfortunately this did not materialise. Upon arrival the owner met us in the village and took us to the property handed us the key and said he lived in the house next door if we had problems and then disappeared. No walk through or explanation of anything in the house. Inside there were no instructions on operating any of the electrical items, There was no DVD player as advised or indeed a tumble dryer. The satellite TV as very limited to say the least.

On our first weekend we had a heavy rain storm and water poured in through the downstairs bathroom ceiling and flowed into the bedroom. The only way to stop it coming into the bedroom was to roll up a rug and form a "Dam". Water also came into the hall through the front door surrounds and the hall ceiling. A small amount also came into the lounge through the ceiling close to the chimney. We advised the owner and he said that he would fix it. Three days later another rainstorm and the same thing happened again.

Not sure if he ever fixed the problem as thankfully we did not have anymore heavy rain.

During our first week we went to use the oven which we found to be so "dirty" that it was not useable and the owner agreed to get it cleaned which he did on our first Saturday which coincided with us losing all hot water for four days. The owner did offer us a key to one of his B/B rooms in the house next door for a shower but we did not take up his offer. Apparently an element in the solar heating or water tank had broken.

Into our second week we decided to use the oven only to find that it was not working. To compensate we were given a few extra saucepans and a griddle pan I guess as a substitute for the oven not working with a promise of the oven being fixed. While he was inspecting the oven I gave the owner a pair of kitchen sissors that were "Thick rust and dirt" from the drawer which he looked at and smiled. I asked if he might want to use them in his restaurant next door. They were taken away and never replaced. The oven was replaced with a "Secondhand" one of course so at least we had an oven for 7 days of our 21 day rental.

All the beds (4) were uncomfortable (yes we tried them all) the lounge furniture was covered in blankets and when we removed the blankets we understood why.

Our opinion is that the owner really only wanted to bank the rent and not provide a reasonable standard of accommodation.

No sign of the owner when we left

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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berwieqa, qala, gozo

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely holiday we had. Martin was a great host and his property is lovely. The kids loved the pool and the property had all the amenities you need. It is also located in a very quite area

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday this Villa. It is beautiful and very comfortable. The pool is wonderful, our 2 kids loved it. The owner is very kind and helpful and told us the story of each stone of his gorgeous house (it's 450 years old).

We definitely recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

On a adoré cette farmhouse où on a passé des super vacances. La location est impeccable, avec tout le confort et en même temps, présente une situation privilegiée pour qui cherche le calme. On a profité de la beauté sauvage de Gozo et on s'est bien ressourcé. Martin, le propriétaire, a toujours été disponible et sympathique. En plus, c'est un très bon chef cuisto.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Farmhouse idéalement placée sur GOZO (plus calme que Malte), nous n'avons pas tout découvert de l'île de GOZO en 10 jours sur place.

C'est une ancienne habitation gozotaine rénovée tout en gardant l'authenticité des constructions locales.

Confort : ok, piscine agréable et propriétaire disponible et sympathique.

Séjour avec nos 2 enfants qui on été ravis, tout comme nous.

Nous recommandons

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malta International Airport (Luqa)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Various Bars and Pubs in Town Center
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Gozo Ferry Terminal (Mġarr)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Royal Malta Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Il-Wileg Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Hondoq Ir-Rummien Bay
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Qala, Malta

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Ground floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 (FIrst floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 (First floor) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom (Ground floor) - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 (First floor) - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 (First floor) - 1 Double Bed
  • Folding bed or Crib can be provided for an 8th Guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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