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Bedrooms 4
Space 64,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Private villa set in beautiful gardens next to a quiet, traditional Maltese town

Formally a medieval hunting lodge, 'Ta Torri' is now a private villa, lovingly restored to provide simple accommodation surrounded by beautiful gardens.

The colonnaded path down the garden is one of only three remaining on the island and is just one of the features that makes Ta Torri truly unique. Surrounded by high walls, the villa affords complete privacy for sunbathing, swimming and outdoor dining.

The villa is situated on the outskirts of Mqabba, a quiet and beautiful Maltese village. It remains almost entirely free from tourists, unscarred from modern development, providing a ‘real’ Maltese experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Margaret Jackson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Margaret Jackson

Ta Torri has been in our family since it was purchased by our grandfather 'TM' in 1968.

Empty and desolate, it’s restoration is now complete, providing simple accommodation in extensive and beautiful gardens.

Why Margaret Jackson chose Mqabba

A 'guest pack' originally written by TM provided a few sentences that hinted of his love for Malta, he says: “For many years I cast around in my mind for that one place on earth where I would find PEACE and which fulfilled the good things I had grown used to. As time wore on Spain dimmed and Malta had cast its spell. Enveloped in history and mystery, (there is) no place quite like it.”

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderful place, much more spacious than expected. The whole place is so full of character.

Malta for sun, ta Torri for fun. Malta for rest, Ta Torri the best.

You can't help but relax in this beautiful traditional farmhouse. Ta Torri is an oasis of peace away from everything.

We are back from a wonderful stay in Malta. Ta Torri was fantastic - the kids loved spending time there exploring and playing, and the swimming poll was a big hit

What a wonderful time we had in your beautiful property. We found it difficult to leave the enchantment of Ta Torri to explore the area. To stay in such an historical place was an absolute pleasure.

Thanks for making your house available to us - it was a great experience and worth every penny.

We had a fantastic time at Ta Torri. The place is absolutely beautiful and huge!
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mqabba in Malta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 64583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Tower Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Master Bathroom has a bath and shower attachment,wash basin and WC. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 has a shower enclosure, wash basin and WC. En-suite bathroom to Tower Annex has a bath with shower attachment, a wash basin and WC. Downstairs cloakroom with hand basin and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Ensuite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    'JenPatSue' - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    The Tower Annex - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) plus wooden and travel cots Master Bedroom with 1 double bed and balcony overlooking inner courtyard. En-suite Bedroom with double bed. 'JenPatSue' has 3 single beds and adjoins the master bathroom. Ideal for children The Tower Annex has a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and small kitchenette. Ideal for older couples seeking a quiet retreat form the main house.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All the bedrooms and the kitchen and lounge have air conditioning. At the very beginning and end of the season it can be cool at night but all beds have duvets and there are various heaters. The gounds are completely enclosed so children can not get lost although obviously supervision is necessary around the pool. Gardens: The garden is divided into an inner courtyard and outer garden. The Inner courtyard has a stone dining table and also cafeteria style tables and parasols. Both areas provide many opportunities for relaxing, sunbathing and dining in sun or shade. There is a portable gas BBQ. As well as the pool there is an outdoor table tennis table and petanque area. The beautiful stonework and garden make Ta Torri an ideal venue for gardeners and photographers. The garden is also home to butterflies, geckos, salamander and chameleon. These creatures are small, shy and harmless and must not be harmed in any way. Utility Room: Washing machine. Dish washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Second fridge - very useful as a drinks fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided and changed weekly. Own bath and sunbathing towels necessary. Kitchen towels/tea towels provided. Maid service could be arranged but cost extra. The garden and pool are maintained at no cost. Other: Small reception room with WIFI and tourist information.


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Tranquil Beauty.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after midnight and had a quick wander round the gardens which seemed both extensive and lovely. Then collapsed into bed and awoke to really explore. Oh what a place, the building was well furnished, clean and welcoming. The owner had given us a map showing where all the local shops were and we set out to explore with confidence. The baker was, as always with the Maltese, very, very friendly and the bread was delicious. Local shops were within easy walking distance even though we had rented a car we never used it around the town as it was so nice just to walk and talk to the locals. We have been to Malta many times and stayed in villas before but this one is very special. Our son is wheelchairbound from a car accident but could go anywhere in the gardens and staying in the Tower could manage most things for himself. Robert, the gardener, turned up early the first day to make sure that the ramps that were around the place were suitable and lengthened one and widened a couple of others to make them safer for him. The peace and tranquility of Ta Tori will never be forgotten. We certainly didn't want to leave and will definitely return. It is close to the airport but the plane noise is not intrusive and getting there was easy with the directions given to us by the owner. All in all a wonderful break and a wonderful setting. Not too far from any of Malta's many attractions, both historical and retail if you need them or just sit in the wonderful gardens and chill out.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house in may just gone.

It was a pleasant experience and will be back once the children are a bit older youngest is 19 months old.

On the whole we all loved mqabba the locals was very friendly and helpful towards us, George from the fruit and veg store was absolutely fantastic and Alfred the baker well what can I say the bread and Maltese sweet bread delicious yum yum. Also the post office staff were very friendly indeed.

Would most definitely be back in a few years

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Remissa Bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Marsa or Sliema
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Dos Avos
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Wied i Zurrirq
Car: recommended


The South Western coastline is 15 (max) minutes by car (the bus also goes from the Church square). Swimming here is off rocks. Sandy beaches are to the North of the island (50 mins by car) and justify a 'day trip' Most of these places offer various water sports, pedaloes, jet skis, scuba diving etc.


Malta International airport is 10 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended but not essential. The bus leaves from the Square every 1/2hr to Valletta. By car all the main attractions are within easy reach (25 mins to Valletta or the silent city of Mdina) Prehistoric temples 15 mins by car. The ferry terminal for Sicily and thence to Italy is 20 mins drive or to Gozo just under the hour.


Malta is a relatively small island and nowhere is very far. Almost every point of the island can be reached within the hour. The island of Gozo is within 2 hours even allowing for the ferry crossing and is well worth a day trip.

Further Details:

Mqabba is an old unspoilt quarrying village. Everything is available; viz banking (with hole in wall) good pharmacy, excellent butcher, fruit and veg, deli and general provisions. Just round the corner from Ta Torri is Alfred the baker who provides fresh, warm Maltese bread every morning,- even Sunday. The people are very friendly. There are no 'tourist facilities' (good!) but a couple of bars where you can watch important football matches and have a game of snooker. There are no restaurants in Mqabba but it is well worth the drive to the local fishing villages for everything from 'bar meals' to good dinners.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mqabba, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School summer holidays
21 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 8 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Holiday
9 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Apr 2019 - 26 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
We try hard not to ask people to leave until it is time for them to go to the airport. If it is a sameday changeover then the cleaners have to have access by 9am because it is such a large property to clean but there is plenty of room to manoevre.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in GBP, for 8 persons including babies under 2 years. Ta Torri is not available for long Winter lets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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