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'Il-Forn'....just 5 minutes from the sea

Cosy, warm atmosphere at 'il-Forn'
Certificate of Excellence
35 reviews
Cosy, warm atmosphere at 'il-Forn'
A view of the old wood oven
A view of the arched entrance hall
The spa for those relaxing moments
The room where the dough for bread was once prepared
Original tile decorations
The cosy twin bedroom with en-suite on ground floor
Attention to detail
The newly refurbished living area
Excellent service to our special guests - pure luxury!
The en-suite to the double bedroom
The  loft with adjacent terrace...great sleeping place for the little ones!
The kitchen with its unique feel
Fully equipped kitchen at high quality standards
The sun loungers on the roof with amazing view of 'Il-Fanal'
'Il-Forn' in Autumn
'Il-Forn' tucked away in an alley...away from it all!
Great diving spots very close to 'il-Forn'
The breathtaking view of 'Il-Fanal tal-Gordan' from the roof
Sun setting behind 'il-Fanal'
Awesome sunrise from the roof for the early risers
Exceptional beaches close to our accomodation
The bananas - for those lucky ones
The guest book...so precious to us!  Till we meet again!
Now we have two new bicycles with helmets for those who want to explore more!
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Zebbug, Island of Gozo
Sleeps 6 adults + 2 children

We regret that the house is not ideal for party people.

Please note that the 3rd bedroom is the loft which is accessed from the blue bedroom by stairs. It is ideal for families with children or members of same family.

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 &#...
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About the Owner, ANDREW/MARY D
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 36 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL135651
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Excellent - based on 35 reviews
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Thomas R
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in January 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 whilst the conversion now allows up to 8 people to sleep but you would need...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
person found this review helpful

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

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
person found this review helpful

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. Five out of five, no hesitation!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Families with young children are kindly asked to specify what they need like cot, play-pan and high-chair etc. so that we can provide it for them free of charge. Toys and books are provided free of charge.

Free books and DVD's for all the family to enjoy especially on wet days.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Parties are non allowed in the house.

Unfortunately house is not ideal for people with mobility problems.
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 King
    2 Sofas
    1 Full
    1 Crib
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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Jan 8, 2018 -
Mar 18, 2018
3 nights
Mar 19, 2018 -
Apr 30, 2018
Low Season
5 nights
May 1, 2018 -
Jun 30, 2018
Shoulder Season
5 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $611 / stay - Deposit
  • Late Check-in between 10pm and 7am: $31 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Included in the price:
wifi (limited to 1.5gb/day; unlimited between midnight and 6am)
gas, water and electricity units,
bed linen, towels and beach towels(in summer)
drink on arrival
reading material and maps
fans and heaters
final cleaning

Available on site at an extra cost:
beach umbrellas, bicycles and car hiring
use of spa
use of aircondition is against payment (ac is available in the 2 main bedrooms and the living area). However enough electricity units to warm/cool the house will be included in the price.

Arrival between 10pm and 6am incur an extra charge.

The tourist tax is €0.50/night up to a maximum of €5/stay. Prices are per person from 18 years of age. This is not included in the price.
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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...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Luqa International Airport: 21.7 mi
Ferry: Mgarr: 4.3 mi
Fly directly to Malta Luqa International Airport. Cheap flights to Malta are available from Ryanair.co.uk and easyJet.com. Airmalta operates also to various destinations. Other airlines include BMI, Lufthansa, Air France and Meridiana.

From the airport we can offer direct transfers to Cirkewwa from where you get the ferry to Gozo. We will be waiting for you at the port of Imgarr to take you to your accommodation.

You can also use public transport by taking the bus to Valletta which operates from the airport every half-hour (see maltairport.com for timetable). From Valletta take the bus to Cirkewwa and the 20 min ferry to Gozo (see atp.com.mt for public transport timetable and gozochannel.com for ferry timetable). A connecting bus takes you to Victoria the capital city...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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