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Il-Forn Gozo Accommodation Rental - 5 minutes from the sea

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Cosy, warm atmosphere at 'il-Forn'
A view of the old wood oven
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
Farmhouse
FOR LONG RENTALS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND MAY PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS AND CONDITIONS. PLACE DESCRIPTION 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...FOR LONG RENTALS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND MAY PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS AND CONDITIONS. PLACE DESCRIPTION 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 shade of the huge banana trees . The SPA is an optional and can be used all year long for some relaxing moments with your loved ones. 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 . 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 NOTES House sleeps 6 adults + 2 children 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 (for weekly rentals) Unlimited WIFI 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 (for weekly rentals) Use of spa €70 for stays up to a week 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. Hiring of beach umbrellas, bikes and car hire Kindly note that: USE OF AIRCONDITION FOR HEATING AND COOLING IS AGAINST PAYMENT however we give some free electricity units above normal consumption. No more people above those stated in the booking can stay in the house. Parties are not allowed. Place has some low doors and a low shower area. Place is not ideal for people with mobility problems due to a number of steps in the house. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
MARY D
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:82%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
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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 junec386
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.

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
1  Thank Discover650767
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

A and comfortable apt in a calm and nice village! Mary and her family couldn't have been better hosts! She helped me arranging transfers to the airport, provided nice "extras" at arrival and the family gave lots of tips of what to do and see....More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank MormorL
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Rented this july summer of 2013 for two weeks. We were three teenage kids and two adults. The house was fantastic and the service was great. They helped with everything. They baked pizza had a barbeque at the beach. The house was very Nice, wiev...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank 29einarr
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Had a wonderful 10 days in Gozo with my parents back in November of 2015. Andrew and Mary were absolutely wonderful during the planning stages and while we were staying at Il Forn. They are extremely knowledgable about the area and were incredibly responsive during...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank AthensAnna615
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Nothing more to add. This place and its lovely owners are just perfect. Very tidy, well equipped, good location on the island, so everything you need for a good base to explore Gozo.

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank kerni25
Reviewed November 25, 2015

From the moment we arrived in Malta until we left ten days Mary and Andrew took very good care of us. The house is beautiful and comfortable. The location in Zebbug was perfect for us because we enjoy a quiet life. Both Andrew and Mary...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank maltatraveler2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stove
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
“Zebbug” means 'Olives' and this village was once famous for its abundance of olive trees. The olives were grown and harvested here and taken for pressing into oil at the adjacent village down the hill ,on the way to Victoria which is called Ghasri (meaning the ''pressing place'' ). Zebbug is an old hilltop village with exotic views. The village's highest spot is marked by its parish church and the customary stone cross in front of it. Except for the coastal portions of Qbajjar and Marsalforn, the villagers of Zebbug actually live on two hills connected by a narrow strip of land. The land drops abruptly all around. This can be experienced along the road to Qbajjar and Marsalforn. Here you will see that Zebbug commands spectacular views over the coast , land and sea. Another steep hill...
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Frequently Asked Questions about IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION

IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at IL-FORN ZEBBUG GOZO ACCOMMODATION must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.