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Overview

In the particularly picturesque hamlet of Santa Lucia away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre yet still close to all amenities and transport youll find the delightful farmhouse of Tan-Nanna. The traditional ambience of the farmhouse has been lovingly retained.

This three bedroom two storey, 18th century farmhouse is extremely comfortable with a comfy sofa and a TV around a wood burning stove on the ground floor, leading to a kitchen with dining table and chairs. Cupboards are full of all the equipment youll need during your stay. There are full entertainment facilities and library of books and DVDs. The interior achieves a rustic elegance with natural tones, flag stone floors, mangers and wooden beams.
The master bedroom is the pièce de résistance with a double bed and beautiful four feet wide stone walls, with original mangers and two unique original arches crossing each other a perfect retreat, and being on the ground floor is ideally suited for couples who want a cosy, relaxed atmosphere in winter months and fresh and romantic surroundings in the summer months, together with toilet facilities including a shower on ground floor. A French door leads out onto a sun-filled courtyard with a kidney shaped private pool, flowering plants and ample space to dine al fresco or to catch up on that golden tan.

The pool measures 20 x 10 ft and has ladder access. There is also a built in barbecue, and outdoor furniture. A traditional authentic outdoor sunny stone staircase leads to a terrace and to the first floor where one finds the second and third bedroom. The second is a double bedroom, bright and airy with plenty of space. There is also a folding bed in case you have extra friends to stay. The third has three single beds which can be made up to a family room with a double and one single bed upon request.

At Tan-Nanna farmhouse there is wifi access available at a supplement. If you are two families travelling together Tan-Nanna farmhouse caters for up to seven guests which can be a perfect solution!

Relax and let us take care of you.
For a stylish break in the heart of Santa Lucia, enjoy the atmosphere.

Ideal for summer and winter (especially for Honeymooners)
This farmhouse is ideal for summer and winter (especially for couples in winter). It sleeps up to 7persons and is ideal for a family with children, 2 families with children and/or group of friends. It is also ideal for a romantic get-away, especially in Winter. Large groups are also welcome since this property can be interconnected with 2 other properties, all having their private pools.

Features
Features
Sleeps 7 persons
Two double bedrooms and one room with three single beds
Sitting room
Kitchen
TV (cable connected)
Fire place
Sun deck
Swimming pool
Barbecue aera
Washing machine
Hairdryer
Towels and sheets (quilt in Winter) are provided free of charge and are changed weekly

Summary:

Self-catering 3 bedroom farmhouse with private pool, ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Facilities

Property type: Farm house

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 5 in the living area
Bathrooms:
3 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Extra information (Air conditon can be provided for an extra cost. Property has a wooden burning stove but extra gas heater can be provided at an extra charge. Tan-Nanna Farmhouse has wireless internet connection available.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (Having everything on ground floor (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room) this property is ideal for those persons having restricted mobility.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st March 2015 to 31st May 2016 None set Yes 7

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st March 10 Months 20%
1st November to 31st December 10 Months 20%
Late Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st March 10 Days 15%
1st November to 31st December 10 Days 15%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st April to 30th April person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st May to 31st May person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st June to 30th June person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st July to 31st July person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st August to 31st August person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st September to 30th September person per night

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Price is for up to 4 adults. Extra persons have to pay an extra GBP10 per night. Extra Supplement does not apply for children under 10yrs of age. 1st October to 31st October person per night

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Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 0.4km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Victoria Gozo: 5km
  • Ggantija Temples: 10km
  • Dwejra Bay: 10km
  • Restuarants: 5km

Reviews

1 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 26 April 2008
Over the last year we have rented several vacation homes in different countries (e.g., USA, Netherlands, Canada, Malta), so when we book a house we have a fairly good idea of what we want and how much that should cost us. This farmhouse is a beautiful old farm house on the island of Gozo that will happily house up to 4 people, any more you will find yourself cramped for space. There are enough beds, but the rooms in the house just aren't very big. The living room: The living room is where you enter the house from the street, and it feels and looks much more like an entryway than a living area. We found that all you do with this room is store your suitcases and jackets there. There is not one single piece of comfortable furniture in here. The couch is rock hard and non-reclining, and all the chairs look like they may come apart if you touch them. The TV is so small that you may not even notice it. The kitchen: This room has way too much in it. The dining table is too small for the six chairs around it, and we doubt that a six-person dinner would fit on the table. There is also a washing machine (a washer/centrifuge top-loader on wheels) that you may find is in the way. All pans and pots are severely abused and should have been replaced a long a time ago. On the plus side: the microwave talks and if you leave the door open it never stops talking! The bedrooms: The downstairs bedroom is nice, and has a cave-like feel to it. The upstairs bedroom, reached via the stairs outside the house, was more “modern”. Both beds were not comfortable and short so they do not fit tall people. The downstairs room was the nicer of the two despite the fungus growing on the wall. The last bedroom upstairs had three single beds that we didn’t use. The pool area: Very nice. A nice touch is the wood burning barbecue that we could use to build fires in during the colder nights. Don't expect a lot of room though. It's not a big pool and there isn't much space around it. No way that six people will be able to bask in the sun all at the same time. There is room for just two lounge chairs on the deck. We booked our vacation early in the season, in May, and found the pool icy cold! Not that this stopped us from jumping in though! And it certainly looks nice with the light on at night. The bathrooms: There are two bathrooms in the house, each with a shower, toilet and sink. The shower areas are limited in size will cause you to make a wet mess of the floor. The upstairs shower was leaking everywhere, resulting in just a drip of water coming out of the proper shower head. Using the toilet downstairs makes the upstairs bathroom smell. The bugs: As soon as darkness sets in, the outside stairs, part of the pool deck and the upstairs balcony fill themselves with hundreds of terrestrial segmented arthropods (in the form of woodlice). So if you need to use the stairs in the middle of the night, you may want to remember to switch on a light and watch where you put your feet. We saw only very few of them inside the house though, so unless you have an unreasonable phobia for woodlice, they don't cause much discomfort. The noises: You are awakened every morning at first light by the many birds living around the house. They sing their song from early morning until dark and provide a very enjoyable 'nature' atmosphere. But it wasn't just birds that woke us up. During a few days of our stay, we had neighbors living in Ta'Nikola.. Their kids got up with the birds and made a lot of noise at 05:00. This family was probably extremely loud, but it may also mean that the house not sound proof. Some last remarks: The house is not actually in Kercem as advertised on this website, but in San Lucia, which is close to it. It is about a half hour walk to Victoria, where there are stores and restaurants. In San Lucia there isn't anything to do. The people: The owners are very nice: came to pick us up when they didn't have to, provided us with missing items (such as a hair dryer and fire wood) promptly and the sheets and towels were replaced once as advertised. The owner of the nearby store was very friendly and opened up shop especially for us after we had first arrived. So after all this, let us not forget to say they we had a great time staying in Tan-Nanna. With just the two of us, the small size of the house wasn't too problematic and of course any trip is only as good as you make it. In conclusion: the house is nice and if you don't have noisy neighbors it is quiet and private. The price of the house is what puts it on the bottom of the list of houses we have visited. The house surely does not justify the price of up to GBP750 per week in the summer. We would have expected much more for all that money. The taxi driver who drove us back to the airport at the end of our trip, advised us that renting an apartment is the best option for a vacation on Gozo. From the example prices that he mentioned we must agree with him. Save your money for other things!
Owner reply:

Dear Ms Mercier (Michelle and Alco) Good evening. Hope you are fine. I have just been reading your review on your holiday in Gozo, and obviously on our farmhouse, ie Tan-Nanna Farmhouse. Though you have your rights to say what you want and are free to set your comments, am a bit disappointed with all the negative comments, since it would have been much better if you have talked to us when you were here and we would have done our best in order to make things for the best. You have commented that the rooms are not very big. Seven persons can easily sleep at Tan-Nanna Farmhouse, though i agree with you that the deck area and the kitchen are quite small for 7 persons. But keep in mind that when we have families with children (for example a family with 3 children, especially if mixed) they would go for a 3 bedroom farmhouse, rather than a 2 bedroom, and in such a case Tan-Nanna is and idea family farmhouse. You commented about the sitting room, in such a way that it is an unuseful place! We have never had anyone to use the sitting room just as a storage for luggage/suitcases and jackets. You could have stored your suitcases easily in one of the bedrooms, considering that you have 3 bedrooms for both of you. I know you have used the fireplace, and we have provided you with fire wood FREE OF CHARGE, when usually we only do not charge for the first batch, since we pay to buy this wood! But unfortunately you choose not to mention this in your comments! Should you have told us about the size of the TV, we would have replaced this for you! We have many clients, who even tell us as early as they confirm the booking, to remove the TV if there is any, since they would prefer not to know whats going on! About the chairs, we feel sorry to hear your comments, since these are very old / antique chairs, and one will not only be lucky to find such chairs on the market, but also will have to pay quite a good sum of money for them! They are all original chairs! The kitchen: i have found the comment about "ALL pans and pots are severely abused" as exagerated. I have checked the kitchen myself, and found out that only one pot is very scratched, and indeed replaced it today! But all pans and pots were only replaced just in January (ie. January 2008), and kindly take a note that all non-stick pans/pots will be scratched almost on the first time you use and wash them. If you have told us about this problem, we would have took the necessary action then. As for the washing machine (the twin-tub), normally it is placed in under the stairs (near deck area), but in winter our customers prefer it to be in the kitchen (they find it much more handy). Bedrooms: Please take note that all beds are standard sizes. We think it is unfair on us to critisize the size (length) of the beds, when these are standard sizes. Regarding the Fungus on the wall, its not really fungus, and its not there due to "not cleaning properly". The house is more than 400 years old, and yes, in winter because of humidity, there will be this type of 'fluff' on some parts of the walls, especially in the more humid ones. After all, this is an authentic farmhouse and not a brand new apartment. Showers/Bathrooms: we acknowledge that fact that the space around the shower areas are limited, and this is due to the fact that when renovating an old farmhouse, you can't be as flexible as you want, and you have to make the best out of the available space. We are very sorry that the shower was not functioning well (upstairs shower), and again, should you have informed us about this, we would have took the necessary action, for your benefit as well. About the smell when using the downstairs bathroom, unfortunately we have never had any complaints about this, but keep in mind that both bathrooms are using the same drain system. The bugs. Unfortunately you happened to be in an authentic farmhouse in spring, when due to temperatures rising, in Malta and Gozo we have much more insects (and bus) than all year round. We always take the necessary action to spray pesticide for these types of insects and bugs, but we cannot control nature! The neighbours: unfortunately we cannot have control on the people we rent our farmhouses to. We warn our clients, especially when they are loud during nights, but we can't control our clients' behaviour, espcially if they are not breaking any laws or disrespecting the community and neighbours. Its not the first time that we had to call our customers to behave properly, after being warned even by Police. It happens that sometimes we have noisy people, but unfortunately this may happen everywhere in the world, not even in our farmhouse! Unfortunately, there are no farmhouses on the island which are soundproof. Technically, to build a soundproof building, you have to build wide walls and fill with insulation, something you can never do with a 400 year old farmhouse, let alone getting the necessary permits from the local Planning Authority, who are very rigid on any works done in old buildings! Regarding your remarks on the locality, kindly note that Santa Lucia is part of Kercem. Indeed we have the same local council and Santa Lucia is just a small locality, but forming part of the village and parish of Kercem. We have nowhere in our adverts which state that Santa Lucia is full of life and shops....indeed we state that it is a quaint and quiet place. In conclusion, i felt very upset to hear your comment on our prices, when i have offered you a reduction in price, to meet your budget ! Unfortunately you choose not to state this! We try our best to give our customers a value for money, but unfortunately it seems that we do not succeed all the times! We go out of our way most of the times, and even go out to meet clients who are lost, others who need to go shopping (supermarket) and so on. We also don't charge for any accidental breakages, as you may know (we haven't charged you!). As i told you, you have every right to comment, but we feel that firstly you have to be fair, and secondly, should you have forwarded us your problems while you were here, you may have benefited from our changes/amendmends, and we (and future customers) would have benefited from your constructive cristicism. Indeed we would like to thank you for using our services, and hope that should you decide to visit us again in the future, we would have raised our standards in order to satisfy your needs, and give you a better value for money! Looking forward to hear from your end. Regards Marvik Borg

The Borg Family gave us an excellent service.The Farmhouse was very clean and spacious for the 5 of us.The property was just outside Victoria in a quiet semi rural location within easy walking distance.The Citadel fortress there is a must to see.The Farmhouse was very character like and rustic with thick stone walls which helped us keep cool. All the amenities were good.The swimming pool was clean and quite deep and well lit.Also a barbeque was provided.There is a shop about 100 metres away selling most groceries.Ther is a bus service from Victoria to the ferry and Malta and a visit to Valetta is well recommended and the rest of Malta.Marvic and Anna are always on hand to give advice and help. I would definetly go to this farmhouse again in the future.It is a lovely place.Well done Marvic and Anna and the rest of the Borg family.By john young from uk on 3/19/2010 for a stay in 8/1/2009
When visiting Malta, renting a farmhouse on Gozo island is a must.History is omnipresent in this stylish farmhouse and owners are very friendly. · By Dora from Budapest - Hungary on 3/19/2010 for a stay in 5/1/2009
We had a fantastic time at Tan Nanna and the pool area was speciWe stayed in Tan-Nanna for two week in May 2009 and would recommend this accommodation. We were looking for a nice relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we found at Tan-Nanna. The pool area was ideal for this spending lazy afternoons and eating al-fresco. We hired a car for travelling around the island but there are some lovely walks in the area around Santa Lucija.Marvik, Anna and family thank you for making us feel welcome and for making our stay so enjoyable. We hope to return one day. George and MargaretEdinburgh· By margeo from Edinburgh on 3/18/2010 for a stay in 5/1/2009
My wife and 2 children - ages 6months and 2 years - spent a week at Tan-Nanna. The farm house is family managed so the warmth and genuine hospitality Marvik and his wife showed us was exceptional. Upon arrival, essential grocery items like milk, bread, cheese and sandwich meat were already in the fridge. Marvik had a crib already set up for our baby. The farm house is well located within a very short driving distance to everything Gozo has to offer. It was well furnished, comfortable, safe and had complimentary wireless internet included. The private pool was a welcome relief to the un-usually hot August month so we spent a lot of time poolside and barbecuing. There is no air conditioning but we were just fine with the fans and windows open at night. The farmhouse is better suited for larger families so we did not get to use the upstairs bedrooms. Marvik was professional, accommodating and always available by phone. If you are planning a Gozo holiday, you will need a rental car to make the most of the island. DO NOT book if you expect the amenities and conveniences of a hotel. A farmhouse rental is a different sort of experience. It is rustic without frills the neighbors on the street were local residents so this was a real slice of Gozo living. For a genuine Gozo farmhouse experience you will not find better all around deal for the price point. We are returning this year and plan to re-book with Marvik for Santa Lucija. · By Anthony from Washington DC on 3/18/2010 for a stay in 8/1/2009
great for young familiesOwners are beyond accomodating, Gozo is small, inexpensive, accessible and safe, fresh veg and awesome bread is practically delivered to your door daily, and the sun shines. What more do you want? TaNanna can be fully recommended, but for those who want to swim often, perhaps it is not the right choice *in the cooler months* as its pool is always in shade. However there are 3 other farmhouses to choose from, all with sunny pools. And shade is a wise thing in summer! More... ·LM from Canada/Germany 10/1/2009
My wife and 2 children - ages 6months and 2 years - spent a week at Tan-Nanna. The farm house is family managed so the warmth and genuine hospitality Marvik and his wife showed us was exceptional. Upon arrival, essential grocery items like milk, bread, cheese and sandwich meat were already in the fridge. Marvik had a crib already set up for our baby. The farm house is well located within a very short driving distance to everything Gozo has to offer. It was well furnished, comfortable, safe and had complimentary wireless internet included. The private pool was a welcome relief to the un-usually hot August month so we spent a lot of time poolside and barbecuing. There is no air conditioning but we were just fine with the fans and windows open at night. The farmhouse is better suited for larger families so we did not get to use the upstairs bedrooms. Marvik was professional, accommodating and always available by phone. If you are planning a Gozo holiday, you will need a rental car to make the most of the island. DO NOT book if you expect the amenities and conveniences of a hotel. A farmhouse rental is a different sort of experience. It is rustic without frills the neighbors on the street were local residents so this was a real slice of Gozo living. For a genuine Gozo farmhouse experience you will not find better all around deal for the price point. We are returning this year and plan to re-book with Marvik for Santa Lucija. More... Anthony from Washington DC 8/1/2009
This was our first trip to Gozo and Feb' was a birthday surprise. We expected cool temperatures and rain and that is what we got. We also fell in love with Gozo and could easily imagine how different our stay would have been in warmer times. The farmhouse was charming but despite gas fires and a log burner. it was cold to feel as comfortable as we wished. The 3 star rating is for the holiday, overall. Marvik Borg and his family get 5 stars ( 6 if possible). They were perfect hosts and couldn't recommend them more strongly.Chillydog from Bath 2/1/2010
The Borg Family gave us an excellent service.The Farmhouse was very clean and spacious for the 5 of us.The property was just outside Victoria in a quiet semi rural location within easy walking distance.The Citadel fortress there is a must to see.The Farmhouse was very character like and rustic with thick stone walls which helped us keep cool. All the amenities were good.The swimming pool was clean and quite deep and well lit.Also a barbeque was provided.There is a shop about 100 metres away selling most groceries.Ther is a bus service from Victoria to the ferry and Malta and a visit to Valetta is well recommended and the rest of Malta.Marvic and Anna are always on hand to give advice and help. I would definetly go to this farmhouse again in the future.It is a lovely place.Well done Marvic and Anna and the rest of the Borg family. john young from uk August 2009
When visiting Malta, renting a farmhouse on Gozo island is a must.History is omnipresent in this stylish farmhouse and owners are very friendly. Dora from Budapest - Hungary.May 2009
We had a fantastic time at Tan Nanna and the pool area was special.We stayed in Tan-Nanna for two weeks in May 2009 and would recommend this accommodation. We were looking for a nice relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we found at Tan-Nanna. The pool area was ideal for this spending lazy afternoons and eating al-fresco. We hired a car for travelling around the island but there are some lovely walks in the area around Santa Lucija.Marvik, Anna and family thank you for making us feel welcome and for making our stay so enjoyable. We hope to return one day. George and MargaretEdinburgh
Our second visit – never long enough! We had a wonderful time – your wonderful hospitality helped to make our visit wonderful -- your other farmhouses are beautiful ! Hope to be back in October 2009Love to all Lynda & PeteUSA
Thank you all – we’ve had a fabulous holiday. You made us feel so welcome and we love your traditional farmhouses, you must be extremely proud of all your hard work.Hope to return to your lovely island one day…… Who knows?All the best Clive, Wendy, Jenny & Sarah Whiteman.YorkEngland
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Would recomend for people with babies or children, but a bit hazardous for toddlers! Definately need to hire a car as everything is a drive away. We were there in May and the weather was not great for the first few days, but the pool never really warmed up enough to go in. Enjoyed the open fire on chilly evenings.

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At Gozobreak Ltd. we thrive to offer the best service to our customers, and the feedback is that we are succeeding since we have quite lots of repeater customers. We are always a phone call away and try to assist our customers have a holiday to remember.
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