Cospicua (Bormla) Town House
Tucked away in a quiet road in Cospicua, in the heart of the historic Three Cities area of Malta and minutes away from the bustling Vittoriosa waterfront, lies this historical gem reckoned to be over 300 years old.
It has large rooms, high ceilings with new and original beams and ideal for someone who likes space and entertaining.
The home, created over 10 years ago by two British gentlemen, consists of two joined townhouses which have been meticulously restored to luxurious, modern-living standards. All bedrooms have A/C and there is a sound system into most parts of the house including the Roof Terrace.
This unique home bursts with original features, such as arched ceilings, an original wooden staircase and marble clad working, open fireplaces.
On entering this masterpiece, one finds an arched painted ceiling in the Hallway through to a central courtyard for dining with cool sitting area. Also on the ground floor there is a TV room, guest toilet and storage cupboard, large kitchen with access to a Wine Cellar.
A small hallway takes you through to the homes’ impressive, very large arched dining room with high ceilings. The centre-piece of is a locally made hand carved fireplace.
This property has the comfort of five bedrooms with ensuites, one of which has independent access and can be used as an annex for staff.
The ‘piano nobile’, has a large high-ceilinged Drawing Room with open fire and with two Maltese Balconies which gives the room plenty of sunlight making it an ideal retreat for a cosy winter afternoon.
The extensive Roof Terrace of this property has 180 degree views of Valetta, The Grand Harbour and out to the Mediterannean. There is also distance views of Mdina, the Silent City and the whole Terrace is ideal for spectacular sunsets.
The Roof Terrace is an ideal place for entertaining and sunbathing. The 100square metres plus of Terrace also has an, infinity pool as well as a kitchenette to service this area.
The House is about 15 minutes drive from Malta’s International Airport.
No description does justice to this home. It’s a must to view.
The Three Cities
Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are the cities across the Grand Harbour from Valletta known as the Three Cities of Malta. It is to be said that the Maltese living in the area still call the cities Birgu, L’Isla and Bormla respectively. In the 17 th century the Order of St John decided to protect these cities by building two lines of defence known as the Cottonera lines and the Margarita Lines. Under the British the three cities were a hive of activity as the Grand Harbour became the home of the Royal Navy.
Cospicua boasts of a baroque parish church, built in the 1637 and refurbished later, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. Originally known as Bormla, Cospicua was given its impressive name by Grand Master Marc Antonio Zondadari in early 18th Century.
With the development that has taken place in the last decades, the three cities are now attracting Maltese and visitors alike who are buying property and converting it to state of the art homes.