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400 hundred year old farmhouse, ideal for families or groups

Bedrooms 7
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Farmhouse, which comfortable sleeps 16 people

Dar Tal-Sansun is a 400 hundred year old farmhouse, with unique architectural features of a mill room, donkey stable with feeding troughs, and a store room for the feed. Finished in a shabby chic style with a blend of modern touches, offering comfort, charm and relaxation. The farmhouse has outdoor terraces with fantastic views of Xewkjia domed church, a private garden with a large plunge pool, a roof terrace with a healing room and views over the whole island.

The Bedrooms:

The Sansun Suite

The Sansun suite creates an idyllic, relaxing experience. The terrace is perfect for an early sunrise with the shimmering reflections of the trees through the stained glass window or a candlelit evening watching the moon rise over the lit church of Xewjkia.

Before settling down for the night in the luxurious comfort of the king size bed, you can un-wind in the roll-top bath tub with views over the large eucalyptus tree, creating a peaceful atmosphere. As you soak in the stars above gaze down upon yourself after a hard day in the Mediterranean sunshine.

The Library

The Library is the perfect room for a family or a group, as the mezzanine floor with its book shelf stairs and railings, creates privacy for the super king bed, whilst leaving plenty of space for the single beds below.

These beds double as relaxing day beds for you to enjoy reading the wide range of books that fill the shelves, while the golden afternoon sun floods the room.

The Red Room

Go to sleep under the stars and the moon, then wake up to the sounds of the birds and a stunning sunrise (if you have left the shutters open). Whilst lying in bed you feel wonderfully suspended on the arched mezzanine floor providing you with a luxurious treehouse-like experience.

Beautifully restored limestone walls, soft Moroccan style lighting and the themed red sofa invite you charmingly to make the space your home. The beautiful art on the walls and the large mirror above the bed are the icing on the cake!

The Pigeon Coop

The newly refurbished Pigeon Coop is cozy, artistic and light. The view overlooks the garden and pool creating a perfect space to awake after a restful slumber. Simply furnished with a single bed and closet is all that is needed for the individual.

The Snug

The Snug has an old Gozo vibe with its limestone walls and animal feed troughs. Connected to the mill room it was originally used as the donkey stable, it is now the movie room with large day bed sofas covered in pillows, cushions and teddy bears. It can sleep two people in comfort and is the only room that can be completely blacked out during the day.

The Barn

The architecture in the this room is quirky with its low stone mezzanine floor, one meter thick walls and thick wooden roof beams. Originally the feed store for the donkeys who powered the mill, this room in now home to a single bed and a queen sized bed on the mezzanine floor making it an ideal room for kids or friends.

The Healing Room

Entering this room you instantly feel your worries wash away, as the scents of essential oils and Palo Santo fills your soul with well being, piece and tranquility. With its large massage table and double futon bed, this beautiful space is an ideal place for massages, treatments, meditation or reconnecting with your partner while you enjoy the asian decor.

More Details

Xavier Hancock
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Xavier Hancock

After traveling around the world I decide to settle in Gozo as the island has a special charm for me. After living on the island for 16 years it is time for me to travel again so I am renting my house to anyone who would like to enjoy Gozo.

Xavier Hancock purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Xavier Hancock chose Ix-Xewkija

When I took over this property it had not been lived in for over 12 years and was completely derelict, overgrown and in need of a large amount of love. As one of my passions is renovating old properties this was a blank canvas for me.

I have been living here with my children since 2015 and with the help of a number of volunteers who have been helping me renovate the property, we have created something very special. Finished in a shabby chic style with a blend of modern touches, creating charm, a relaxing space and of all the creature comforts that you would expect to find in ones home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ix-Xewkija in Malta

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Sansun Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    The Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    The Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Sansun Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Library - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    The Red Room - 1 Double Bed
    The Pigeon Coop - 1 Single Bed
    The Snug - 2 Single Bed
    The Barn - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    The Healing Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Malta International Airport, Luqa
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bombos Pizza
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Mgarr Harbour
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Mgarr Ix Xini
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £88.86
Damage Deposit £444.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.