Houses of Character
Situated in Zurrieq, a village situated in the southern coast of Malta, the unique aspects of this property make it very rare to come by. Located just 10 minutes away from Malta International Airport, this villa is immersed in typical Maltese countryside with breathtaking sea and countryside views that overlook the Wied Babu Valley underneath, the Hagar Qim temples, extending up to the silent city of Mdina, Rabat, Mosta Dome, Valletta and St Julian's. Comfort was not spared in its elegant and high end furnishings, and the villa has all the latest energy efficient measures available on the market. On entering the property through a private drive-in, you will find yourself in the midst of the property, with a pool and surrounding garden. Accommodation comprises an open plan fully-equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area and three bedrooms all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Property is fully equipped with air-conditioning units and has cable TV, flat screen TVs, Playstation 3 (including blu-ray DVD), WiFi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, oven, hob, fridge / freezer, Jacuzzi bath, a built-in BBQ and a sauna.
Żurrieq is the largest village in the southern area, and one of the original medieval parishes. Much of the village survives from the time before the arrival of the Knights and provides an insight into pre-baroque Malta. The village is near some spectacular coastline - the picturesque, tiny harbour of Wied iż-Żurrieq at the end of a rugged valley. From the harbour, one can take a short boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a series of natural, sea-level caves, and a local beauty spot. Żurrieq and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological and historic sites, including several ancient chapels, a Roman tower, Punic tombs and a strange, free-standing room with an Egyptian cornice - possibly part of a temple of Melqart mentioned by Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greek geographer and astronomer. The chapels at Ħal Millieri, on the fringes of Żurrieq, were built between the 14th and 16th centuries; in one of them one can still see the original medieval frescoes.