Fully detached, 3 bedroom VILLA located in a much sought-after, tranquil village of Lija.
This recently renovated modern villa is built on a 615 sqm, having a larger than usual 27 metre frontage and is located on a very quiet easy-to-access road. Walking through its private gated garden, on entrance to the property there is spacious separate living and sitting area, then the grand hallway leads you to the open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, a guest toilet and access to the landscaped gardens with large pool area. The mature surrounding gardens are very well stocked with a large variety of fruit trees. On the first floor one finds 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. On the roof level, there is a washroom and a spacious roof. Property includes a 2-car carport and an optional 1-car garage.
The Three Villages
Attard, Balzan and Lija are popularly known as The Three Villages because of the many characteristic features they have in common.
Lija is noted for its quiet and clean surroundings with its narrow windings streets, old houses, spacious attractive villas and churches which help to enhance the beauty of Lija. This picturesque village evolved on a stretch of woodland known for its deep fertile soil which gives a special quality to the oranges grown in this area. Several chapels were built in the village, the most well-known are the ones dedicated to Christ the Saviour built by the famous Maltese architect Gerolamo Cassar 1520-1586 and the other known as “Tal-Mirakli” dedicated to the Madonna and the Child, built in 1664 and the altarpiece is the work by well-known artist Mattia Preti.
Lija became a parish on the 6 February 1594. The baroque parish church, built between 1694 and 1700, is another edifice worth visiting. Another landmark in Lija is Villa Preziosi, originally named Palazzo Francia, an 18th century palace which today serves as the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malta. Villa Preziosi is also known for its magnificent landscaped gardens.
A striking landmark of the village is the Belvedere with beautiful architecture, today known as the Lija Tower, situated in Transfiguration Avenue leading to the parish church. This tower once embellished the garden of the magnificent 17th century Villa Gourgion Depiro.
Lija is a highly sought after area in the Real Estate market. It is full of character properties, some also boasting mature gardens. There is a high level of conservation in the area and the few newly built properties have to be in line with the style.