Mdina – the Silent City: We mention continually what a privilege it is to see some of the wonderful properties which Malta has to offer; can this be exceeded with a traditional house of character set in the glorious Silent City of Mdina? Probably not . . . Rare to find – this particular property has been a sanctuary and holiday retreat for over 25 years, located at the end of a small alleyway. I was enchanted the moment I stepped over the threshold; it’s bohemian, quirky and charming. A grand piano greets you as you enter; hinting at parties over the years.
The ground floor is in fact five rooms, which surround a courtyard that has been covered with a glass roof. The water well is a feature – albeit a working one, as well as the pail and hook. A wood burner and log pile are ready for the chillier evenings, and the vaulted stone archways are aged and worn to a beautiful patina.
Upstairs to the three bedrooms . . . all are a superb size; the master easily 25+ foot long, with windows to the interior courtyard and alley. The ceiling height (14 courses) is splendid, with exposed traditional wooden beams. Bedroom two has the en-suite, next door to the main bathroom. Bedroom 3 is a twin. Up again to the rooftop, where a sun terrace, sun deck, BBQ area and views to the City of Mdina await – relax and see the stars.
Whilst entirely habitable – and much loved in its current condition – the owners have obtained full MEPA (Planning Authority) planning permission and permits in hand to completely transform the interior. This offers an incredible opportunity for new owners to convert the property to their own taste. The master bedroom could have a new en-suite and extra window facing the front alley. New bathrooms and kitchen, all approved. In addition, a pool has been given the go-ahead for the roof. All approved plans are available for inspection.
For confirmation: This lovely Property is located in a small alley typical of Mdina, and not accessible by car. Parking is nearby with 2 car parks. The pedestrian streets are what we love most about this beautiful City.
This Mdina House of Character would make a lovely permanent home or you may consider a holiday home.
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