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IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
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PLACE DESCRIPTION A uniquely-converted historic bakery with lots of charm and character just 5 min drive away from the sea and cultural places. A warm and cosy place ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy their stay. Stunning views of the sea and countryside from the roof.Part of this historical building dates back to 300 years and was recently restored by the owners with great attention to detail. One can easily feel the warm and cosy atmosphere of this comfortable accommodation as soon as he enters. The house is accessed through a private alley making it very quiet and peaceful. Right at the entrance one can see the original stone oven of the bakery which was still in operation up to the 1980's. Beautiful old vaults house a pleasantly decorated seating area where a sofa...PLACE DESCRIPTION A uniquely-converted historic bakery with lots of charm and character just 5 min drive away from the sea and cultural places. A warm and cosy place ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy their stay. Stunning views of the sea and countryside from the roof.Part of this historical building dates back to 300 years and was recently restored by the owners with great attention to detail. One can easily feel the warm and cosy atmosphere of this comfortable accommodation as soon as he enters. The house is accessed through a private alley making it very quiet and peaceful. Right at the entrance one can see the original stone oven of the bakery which was still in operation up to the 1980's. Beautiful old vaults house a pleasantly decorated seating area where a sofa can be used as an additional bed. One can admire the 'lenbi' where women used to make the dough for a whole week's bread. The entrance, which can easily be heated in winter by the small wood stove, is tastefully decorated with local tiles on the walls together with antique furniture. Another original feature is an ash-pit found during restoration. This can easily be used as a wine cellar. The flagstone flooring throughout the bakery adds further character. During the hot summer days, the small but landscaped courtyard invites anyone to relax in the spa in the shade of the huge banana trees . Also on the ground floor there is an airconditioned twin single bed-room with a shower en-suite. On the first floor of the former bakery is another airconditioned double room with a tiny balcony and en-suite shower room. Here is a staircase leading to an open-plan loft overlooking the living room and where one can find another double bed . Curtains can be used for privacy. This loft leads to a small terrace overlooking the alley, and from which one can admire the fireworks of the village festa which comes in August. The living room with the satellite TV and the lovingly crafted kitchen lead to a small balcony overlooking the internal yard and which gives access to the roof. From the roof of the house lies the unspoilt view of the north of Gozo to the sea. You can spend memorable time on the sun-loungers or enjoy some grilled meat on the BBQ or a hearty pizza cooked in the wood oven (we will be very pleased to help you in case the need arises).More charm is added to this place when you hear the fish vendor, followed by the baker and the fruit and vegetable vendor who come to our small village every morning. However taking a stroll in the picturesque capital city Victoria (or Rabat as we call it) and do shopping there is so easy and just 5 minutes away by car. Marsalforn which is a fishing village is just 2km from Zebbug and offers a vast variety of restaurants, bars and cafes for every taste. IMPORTANT DETAILS Price for 2 persons use main blue bedroom with ensuite and washing machine. Price for up to 4 persons is when using blue bedroom and loft Please note that the loft is an open plan bedroom and is accessible from the blue bedroom. Curtains are available for privacy. If 4 people are staying and the bedroom on ground floor is needed instead of the loft then a fee of €40 applies. INCLUDED IN THE PRICE FREE WIFI about 1.5Gb/day. It is limited during the day and unlimited from midnight till 6am. Bed linen, towels and beach towels in summer Drink on arrival Breakfast items for the morning after (with stays of at least a week) Some toiletries Reading materials and maps NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Hiring of beach umbrellas, bikes and car hire Use of spa €70 for stays up to a week A 4% government tax Damage deposit starting from €350 is to be paid on arrival. This is refunded up to 48 hours after departure. The City tax is €0.50/night up to a maximum of €5/stay. Prices are per person from 18 years of age. Late check-in fee from 10pm till 6am of €25 Fire wood Extra bed linen and towels above than those included in the price. Kindly note that: USE OF AIRCONDITION FOR HEATING AND COOLING IS AGAINST PAYMENT however we give some free electricity units for this purpose to make the house more comfortable. No more people above those stated in the booking can stay in the house. Parties are not allowed. Place is not ideal for people with mobility problems due to a number of steps in the house. Pets are not allowed More
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About the Owner
ANDREW/MARY D
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

Love love love this place. Tucked away in a truly picturesque and peaceful village in the hills of Gozo, this really was like being in another world. Beautifully restored and equipped with everything you would need, it was good value for money and something a...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank june c
Compass295260, VR Owner at IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Thank you so much June for this exceptional review! We are so glad you had a great time at our restored bakery. We will welcome you again anytime! You were great guests too! Big hug from Mary & Andrew

Reviewed July 5, 2019

A lovely place for a visit to Gozo. We had a really warm welcome by the hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them to advise on or do. In summary it's a beautiful space, with real character and with stunning views. We had...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank gigihardy
Compass295260, VR Owner at IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review and so nice hearing that you found yourselves comfortable in the house. It was a pleasure hosting you and would welcome you again anytime.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

this place is actually beautiful and whole region is just amazing. sunsets from this place are just so romantic that i actually fell in love with my girlfriend straight away :)

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank pige p
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Have just returned from our 3 night stay at this unique property. Mary & Andrew have put a lot of work & love into restoring this former village bakery of which they are justifiable proud. The building it self retains a number of original features...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank thomas1066
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We had a lovely relaxing break in the superbly adapted old bakery. Andrew and Mary have done an excellent job and welcomed us with a comprehensive induction into the house and the highlights of the island. Thank you for the experience

Date of stay: September 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Discovering Gozo, a tiny island measuring about 14km by 7km with about 31000 inhabitants, is the key to discovering one of the most untouched and unique islands in the Mediterranean. Gozo, which is rather different from the sister island Malta, is the perfect island holiday destination, a serene land where time has stood still and where the locals are very helpful and friendly and are always ready to go out of their way to help. Its outstanding climate with temperatures hardly reaching 10 Celcius in winter, is an all-year round destination. Gozo with over 7000 years of history, is ideal for beach holidays, religious or historical travel, an eco-holiday, a walking holiday or just an opportunity to get away from it all and indulge in great food, great beaches and an exceptional culture. ...
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