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Dar Rahal

The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!
5.0 of 5 stars
24 reviews
The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!
Relaxed outdoor dining
The central courtyard
Master bedroom
Ensuite to master bedroom - the old birthing room
Upstairs twin bedroom, facing the sun terrace
Ensuite shower room of upstairs twin bedroom - a relatively recent addition
The roof top sun terrace and outdoor shower by the pool
The view from the roof top sun terrace towards Marsalforn
The cosy lounge - originally the stables
The dining area in the stables
Fully equipped kitchen
Downstairs twin with ensuite shower/washroom
Downstairs en-suite shower room with washing machine
The back terrace shaded by vines
Gate to the pool area
Safety gates on all the stairs
Plenty of toys, books and baby gear so you can travel light
Courtyard by night
View across the Marsalforn salt pans
Xlendi cliffs at sunset - our favourite walk
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dar Rahal is a self-catering holiday home, a little piece of paradise – quiet, secluded, family friendly and walking distance to the centre of Xaghra and all it has to offer including restaurants, shops, historic locations, village square, etc. Our 400yr old farmhouse has been sympathetically converted into a comfortable holiday home retaining many of the original features whilst allowing for easy living.

You can spend your days lounging by the roof top pool and on the sun terrace, or venture to the many beautiful beaches that Gozo has to offer. In the evenings, you can cook or BBQ at the farmhouse, or head out to savour the tastes, sights and sounds of Gozo.
About the owner, Rachel M
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 25 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL25235 by: Holiday Lettings
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5 of 5 stars Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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English first
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in September 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of September with our 2 year old son and were joined by our in-laws for part of the week. The farmhouse is ideally located just 5-10 minutes walk from the square in Xaghra where there are some lovely cafes and restaurants (we had a great meal at Oleander).... more

Ita W
Donabate, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Booking was straightforward and the place was exactly as described. Rachel was very helpful. We loved the patio area and had lots of lovely al fresco lunches there. Pool was great for the kids to splash about in and for us all to cool off when we got too hot. We enjoyed spotting the lizards and geckos and all said... more

Management response:

Thank-you for your very complimentary review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our farmhouse and found everything to be as expected. It's always good to hear that the welcome pack and additional information provided is of use too. I hope we can welcome you and your family back to Gozo and our farmhouse again in the future. more

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Dar Rahal is a lovely old farmhouse with all modern facilities, including new washing machine and hot water system. The courtyard setting is still magical. Unfortunately during our stay, Xaghra was undergoing major maintenance work to its village centre. This in no way affected Dar Rahal itself but it was something of a disappointment. This was our second visit to... more

Management response:

Thank-you for your kind review of our farmhouse, we were delighted to welcome you back. Like you we are very disappointed in the state of Xaghra Square and hope this is returned to its former glory soon. Whilst not ideal it does provide an opportunity to explore Gozo in search of bars and restaurants set around a typical Gozitan Square... more

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  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
The set-up of the bedrooms is a double with en suite bathroom and a twin room with en suite shower room on the first floor and a downstairs twin bedroom with en suite shower room. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge area and two additional fold-away beds if required. Whilst we do not have air conditioning there are fans for each bed, and each side of the bed in the master room, as well as plenty of fans in the kitchen and lounge/dining room to help keep you cool in the summer months. For the cooler months we have gas heaters for the lounge/dining room and each of the bedrooms.As parents of twins our farmhouse has a wealth of equipment including two travel cots, two high chairs, toys and a push chair. We also have a blender which could be made available if required. Following feedback... more
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
8 Sep 2015 -
31 Oct 2015
Mid season '15
7 nights -- --
1 Nov 2015 -
18 Mar 2016
Low season '15/'16
4 nights
19 Mar 2016 -
10 Jun 2016
Mid season '16
7 nights -- --
11 Jun 2016 -
9 Sep 2016
High season '16
7 nights -- --
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our pricing is based on bookings of up to 4 or 6 people.

Minimum booking periods apply across the seasons - 4 nights in low season and 7 nights in mid and high season.

We do not take credit cards but can accept payment in £s to our UK bank account or via cheque or in Euros to our Maltese bank account.

We live in New Zealand so due to timezone differences we can not respond to booking enquiries immediately but will always respond within 12 hours.
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How to get there
Airport: Malta International Airport:: 35.0 km
Ferry: Mgarr: 5.0 km
Air Malta , British Airways, Ryanair as well as the big charter airlines which fly from most major UK airports to Malta International Airport during spring and summer.

To get to the island of Gozo is a drive and a ferry ride from the airport, allow at least 1.5 hours for this.

We recommend hiring a car to be able to get to Gozo and then take in the sights of the island however we've had good feedback from recent guests who've tried airport taxi transfers and taking buses as a means of getting around so this is an option which should not be discounted if you don't fancy driving. We can provide further details on these options if required.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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