We stayed here for a week with my husband's family so there was 6 of us therefore we used all the bedrooms. My husband and I had the upstairs main bedroom which had two double beds. We are used to sleeping in a king size so we slept in a bed each. The mattresses were comfortable but the pillows were not. I also didn't like the fact there was no door to the toilet so it was exposed to the bedroom. The downstairs bedrooms were comfortable but one bedroom had a lot of dust coming down from the limestone ceiling and the beds and luggage were covered in it. The lounge area was smaller than I imagined from the online photos but it was comfortable and having the door window open to the sea caused a gorgeous cool breeze to come into the room. Unfortunately the dining room table in the photos had been replaced by a small round table so it was a bit cramped for 5 adults and one child. The table and chairs in the online photos shown on the balcony were no longer there and have been replaced by a couch which was a bit of a shame as would have been nice to sit and eat alfresco. It was very handy to have the laundry and we loved the pool. We used that a lot! There were no umbrella's though, as also shown in the online photos, so we requested them and it took a couple of days for one to arrive. The location is very quiet and peaceful. We didn't use the bus which has a stop near the house as had our own transport. Wifi was good but only worked upstairs. All in all though it was a lovely farmhouse, with a mix of rustic and modern.
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Fantastic service by hosts, we received emails beforehand regarding getting to the property, wifi passwords, when someone would come to welcome us etc, so our arrival was made very easy.
As you enter the property you come into a pretty, part shaded courtyard with an outdoors dining table and chairs, around the courtyard there are various doors which led to one of the bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom, a separate shower room and a laundry room which also had a small fridge, kettle and sink in it. The courtyard also had another locked door which led on to the fabulous pool area with beautiful views, plenty of seating area and another dining table and chairs.
The courtyard staircase led up to another outside seating area and the main accommodation, you enter via the spacious lounge and dining room again with beautiful sea and countryside views. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would possibly need. The main bedroom is also at this level which was spacious, with a walk in shower room. Various balconies to choose from!
As you come out of the property and turn right an easy five minute walk takes you to a little village, which has a handy small shop, it is amazing what they fit in there, seems to be one of everything! Also a beautiful church and a lovely restaurant. You can walk to Dwerja bay (Azure window) from the village, there is a bus, but if you can walk it then do, it is all downhill and the views are stunning, takes about 30-45 minutes walking slow and stopping to take pictures! (Take the bus back up)
Even though car hire is readily accessible, we choose to use the buses, there are two very close bus stops outside the property, a minute walk either way. The bus comes once an hour and takes you to Victoria, takes approx 20 minutes where you can take a bus to anywhere else on the island, no journey is very long and the buses are all new and air conditioned, very reasonable, we bought a week travel card at the airport for €21 each, or €15 for 12 journeys.
Overall if you are looking for a relaxing time in a well maintained beautiful property, peaceful location on an island with as much or as little as you want to do, this is the place for you!
A truly amazing farmhouse. We enjoyed the accommodation, the views, and the location. We would recommend Dar il Bahar wholeheartedly.