Houses of Character
A beautifully finished and very tastefully converted farmhouse, situated in an extremely private alley just off a lovely square in this most sought after village. Entrance into a splendid courtyard with arches and overlooked by an arched ‘loggia’, at ground level one finds a very welcoming entrance hall, sitting room with high ceilings and countless original and meticulously restored features, a modern living room with large glass apertures overlooking the extremely private garden and pool area, a bright and airy open plan kitchen/b’fast/dining also leading out onto the garden and pool as well as the courtyard, private study also with independent entrance and guest toilet. The garden and pool areas is surrounded by neighboring gardens and also includes decked outdoor dining areas and a wooden decked sun lounging area, as well as lawn and paved pathways. Upstairs once finds a large main bedroom with walk-through wardrobe and a lovely en suite shower room (all with underfloor heating) and 2 additional, spacious and bright bedrooms all with own en suite and private terraces. The 3rd bedroom, which also features a small cosy lounge area, can also be accessed independently via the typical ‘garigor’ stone spiral staircase. A washroom at roof level and a shower room and separate pool/storage room at basement level, also compliment this wonderful home. No expense has been spared in this conversion, which also includes PV grid, built in sound system, intelligent lighting in garden areas, alarm system and solar water heating.
200.00 sq mt
Plot area (sq mtrs)
Lija is one of the so-called Three Villages along neighbouring Attard and Balzan. Many wealthy families built summer residences here in the early years of the 20th century, and the Three Villages are still considered an exclusive urban area. Lija has a charming village core of narrow, winding streets lined with large villas, most with mature gardens. Lija was once known as the orchard of Malta: the village emblem, with three oranges in the centre, recalls that fact. Lija has many architectural gems. There are ancient chapels, an old parish church considered a masterpiece of early Maltese architecture, an elegant belveder or tower, once part of a formal villa garden, and several old windmills. The present parish church was built by Giovanni Barbara in 1691. A small chapel dedicated to the Holy Virgin is nicknamed Tal-Mirakli, which refers to a miraculous happening when, according to tradition, tears were shed by a picture of the Virgin.