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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo

Bedrooms 4
Space 700 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedroomed farmhouse sleeps 11, with unique lagoon type pool and large BBQ area

Penmon is a charming 300 year old farmhouse located in the tranquil village of Gharb on the west side of the island of Gozo.

The house was renovated with family in mind serving as a getaway from the hectic city life for its current owners. The Pool is a uniquely designed rock formation lagoon type pool with waterfall surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden.

Penmon has been immaculately converted and beautifully furnished with Indian Hardwood furniture and leather sofas.

The swimming pool, located at the back of the house is a large 33 feet x 22 feet south facing haven, with a spacious charcoal barbecue and sunbathing area, sun loungers plus outside shower facility. And for that complete Mediterranean feeling, an open gazebo overlooks the pool for outside catering.

A Landscaped garden enhances the pool surroundings.

Our Farmhouse

Our farmhouse offers traditional elegance with a contemporary finish, class and comfort that you would hardly expect in a Gozitan farmhouse.

With our unique design, modern en suite facilities in all of our bedrooms, two living areas and a conservatory, you're sure to enjoy your stay with us whether you're here on business or for some fun. Even more, all of our bedrooms include cooling and heating Air conditioning so you can ensure that you'll sleep comfortably during the hot summer nights or the cold winter nights.

Penmon consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are double beds whilst the 4th and largest bedroom consists of 3 single beds and a bunkbed. A TV is also available in this bedroom.

There are 2 living rooms including Digital TV’s with cable channel connections, open plan Conservatory, newly fitted Kitchen with many facilities and Dining room.

Modern ensuite facilities are found in each bedroom.

For outdoor living, we have large sun terraces and al fresco dining by the pool.

Wi-Fi is free with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

Our Pool Area

With a unique large lagoon type pool and Al fresco shaded and waterproofed outside dining area including a large charcoal BBQ, you are sure to find our external facilities more than welcome.

If relaxing is more your style, then this is the place to be, spending most of your day unwinding and relaxing in pure bliss.

More Details

Mark A. Formosa
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, italian, Maltese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Mark A. Formosa

We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be. That's why we've been awarded high ratings for our hospitality over the years. We have recently upgraded our house to even higher standards for your stay to be a pleasurable one and we sincerely hope it will also be a most memorable one.

Mark A. Formosa purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Mark A. Formosa chose Gharb

Simply Unique.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Lagoon type Pool normally found only in exclusive resorts and hotels.

FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs.

A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Mark!

We had a very nice stay at Penmon and Gozo! The place is perfect for families like us who like to be active with walks, bathing in the sea and enjoy good food! Gozo was a very friendly island with very nice people and neighbours!

We liked Penmon. I checked with everybody, and asked if they could recommend something to improve service. It wasn’t any special but the one thing was to have a dish machine!

Thanks for the rent! We recommend Gozo for others as well!

Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Gharb, Malta

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , En Suite
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outer shower by the pool
  • Bathrooms: Fully fitted latest design bathroom facilities with large shower enclosures, large wash basin with fitted cabinets and fitted mirrors, standard toilet facilities with double push flushing, stainless steel Grohe shower mixers stainless steel accessories such as waste bins soap holders and toilet holder roll. All four bedrooms have ensuite facilites
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Bedroom
    Family Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Large Bedroom includes 3 single beds, one bunkbed.
  • Bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms consisting of a double bed, two door wardrobes with drawers, bedside tables and dressing table. The other family bedroom consists of 3 single beds, bunk beds,two door wardrobe, bedside table and dressing table. Modern en-suite facilities are included with all bedrooms. All bedrooms are fitted with cooling and heating Air conditioning units. FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
average rating of 4.792453 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a holiday, great area if you like walks piece and quiet.

Fabulous farmhouse to enjoy sunny lazy days

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to seeing you all next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Cosy, fully serviced, honest owner, great and quiet location

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House with character in a beautiful village. Owner is friendly and responsive. A great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Owner is friendly and responsive. A great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property. Well kept and presented. Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Great experience in booking and response times were quick and efficient. Property was as described. We stayed in October so the pool was too cold to use but outside was a great space which was not overlooked. Kitchen was well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great charm

  • 4 of 5

Great stay at the farmhouse. Plenty of space. Decent location in Gozo. A bit noisy with the construction near by but would expect that to be completed soon. Pool would be great in the summer - a bit too cold at the end of October. Would be great having a hot tub at the property. Great communication with the owner and housekeeper. We enjoyed the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing week in an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay at a wonderful property! Mark meet us at the airport so it was a nice to actually meet Mark from all the correspondance we made to one another. He arranged our transfers which saved us time and effort thus making it a smooth process so thank you for that! The property was as described and illustrated on the website but the pictures dont do it justice. The property was amazing and spotlessly clean. Its set in a quiet village of Gharb where there are a couple of lovely restaurants and everyone is so friendly. The pool and the outside area is just perfect as we spent much of out time out there. There is a property next door but we didnt feel it was overlooked but rather very private. Nancy meet us on arrival and a guy came in to check on the pool while we were there. There was a lovely couple of bottles of wine on arrival and I would like to thank Mark for the excellent communications from start to finish and for allowing us to experience this wonderful property. Im sure we wil be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Gharb Rangers Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Marsa, Malta
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Salvina's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Dwejra Beach & Inlet Sea
Car: recommended

L-Għarb is a particularly attractive and interesting village and one of Gozo’s oldest. Archaeological excavations have revealed the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements (not visible today). The Phoenicians were here followed by the Romans and Byzantines. The name L-Għarb, though, is Arabic, suggesting the establishment of an organised community here during Arab domination between 870 and 1090 AD.

L-Għarb is a traditional village. Its character is distinctly rural and until very recently it was populated almost exclusively by people who worked the surrounding fields in this fertile area of Gozo. They retained an old Maltese dialect, with a rich vocabulary of old words and pronunciations long since discarded by the rest of the population. The people of l-Għarb are also renowned craftsmen mostly famous for the manufacture of the unique “l-Għarb blade”, a tradiitonal sharp knife popularly known as the “Sikkina ta’ l-Għarb”. Even today, L-Għarb is home to blacksmiths, locksmiths, cotton weavers and lace makers, carpenters and masters in cane-work. Gharb is also known for producing able fishermen, while Għarb shepherds produce the best Gozo Cheese on the Island.

This makes it a very appropriate place for the l-Għarb Folklore Museum, which occupies an historic house in the heart of the village. The 28 rooms contain all sorts of curiosities linked with traditional trades, crafts and daily life. The building that houses the museum was once home to Frenc Mercieca (1892-1967), popularly known as Frenc ta’ l-L-Għarb, a saintly ‘wise man’ who cured many people with a mix of medicinal herbs and prayer to Our Lady. He left doctors perplexed by his successes and his reputation spread rapidly throughout the Maltese Islands and even abroad.

Also open to visitors is the former home of another saintly resident, Karmni Grima, the woman who heard the voice of Our Lady at Ta’ Pinu and began the devotions that have turned it into Malta’s most important shrine. Ta’Pinu , today a large and important church, lies on the edge of Għarb and is well worth a visit. So too is the hill opposite which has a steep but pleasant path leading to the top, adorned with white marble statues of the stations of the cross.

Also close to Gharb is the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village, where various handicrafts are made and sold. Visitors can watch craftspeople creating mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace, pottery and filigree, and of course purchase the results.

Historically, Gharb played an importrant role in safeguarding Malta. Gharb’s coastal lookouts were, for example, the first to signal the arrival from Sicily of reinforcements for the beleaguered Maltese under the Knights of St. John in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. During that time of constant threat from the Ottoman Turks and marauding Berbers, the L-Għarb lookouts were crucial, sending smoke signals to Malta to warn of approaching peril.

L-Għarb is the second oldest village parish in Gozo, established in 1679. The old church, known today as “Taż-Żejt”, served as the parish church for fifty years. It is called ‘Taz-Zejt’ (zejt meaning oil) because of a legend that says that an old woman found oil oozing from the side of the church, spread it over her body and was cured of her ills.

Today’s impressive Parish Church and Collegiate Basilica that dominates the pretty square at the heart of the village, was built in 1699 and consecrated in 1729. It is dedicated to the Visit of Our Lady to her cousin St. Elizabeth, popularly known as the Feast of the Visitation. The feast day is on the 31st May each year and the festa is held on the first weekend of July.

A short and pleasant walk out of the village towards the coastal cliffs is the tiny chapel of St.Demetrius. Legend has it that Turkish raiders once stole the young son of a local lady called Sgugina. After the poor mother wept her distress in front of the sacred altar painting of St Demetrius in the chapel, the story goest that the saint was seen riding his horse out of the painting, charging the Turks and returning Żgugina’s son safely to his mother.

The area around Gharb and St Demetrius’ Chapel is delightful for walking and enjoying the countryside. If you follow the little road along the Wied il-Mielaħ (valley) you will have a lovely meander through fertile Gozitan countryside before reaching the sea and a dramatic natural rock ‘window’ very much less visited than the iconic Azure Window at Dwejra.

Alternatively, you could just sit peacefully in Gharb’s picturesque village square, admiring the view of the church and the unique hand-carved stone balconies that adorn the village’s oldest homes, and watching the Gozitan world go by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Gharb, Malta

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January - March 2018 SPECIALS
8 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
March - April 2018 SPECIALS
16 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$17 per night, per additional guest
May - June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
July - August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
September 2018 SPECIALS
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
September - October 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
October - December 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
Christmas - New Year 2019
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$15.68
Cleaning fee AU$109.77
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$392.04
Stay tax AU$0.78 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Where noted, Prices are for up to six (6) guests, other prices shown are for up to 2 guests.
WI-FI and Landline calls are completely FREE - ( Speed of up to 70MBS download and is Fibre Optic )


Check in time after 4:00 pm (16:00)
Check out time before 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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