Mosta House of Character
Fully furnished wide fronted converted HOUSE OF CHARACTER situated in one of the oldest and most enchanting streets of Mosta but still very close to all amenities.
Accommodation layout consists of a bright entrance hall, a study, an air conditioned living room, a separate modern kitchen (with Bosch appliances), dining room, guest cloakroom and a spacious courtyard at ground level, perfect for entertaining. A beautiful original stone staircase leads to the 2nd floor, where one finds a huge unique split-level master bedroom, air conditioned, with the possibility of a walk-in wardrobe, a spacious main bathroom and a second double bedroom, with ample natural light. At roof level, there is a large room which can be used as a 3rd bedroom or a very spacious washroom. This leads to the roof, with beautiful views of the Mosta Dome. Permits valid for 5 years are in hand to demolish the existing washroom and extend the second floor level to include a washroom, another bathroom and another double bedroom. Property includes all traditional features such as high storeys, stone slabs, flagstones, original Maltese patterned tiles, wooden beams and wooden apertures. There is a one-car garage and two car spaces available for rent, a few metres away from the house.
Mosta lies in the centre of the island. It is best known for its monumental church dedicated to the Assumption of St Mary. The Mosta church is better known as the Rotunda as it is reputed to have the third largest dome in the world. The church was built by voluntary labour between 1833 and 1863 and consecrated in 1871. It was designed by Giorgio Grognet de Vasse, a military engineer. A miracle happened when in 1942 during World Two a thousand pound bomb penetrated the dome and kept rolling through the interior without exploding.
The town has several legends and a number of historic places such as the Victoria Lines, Fort Mosta and medieval chapels.
One of the chapels is the Speranza Chapel situated at the Speranza Valley and which was built between 1760 and 1761. A legend tied to the Chapel recounts the story of a young girl and her sisters while taking care of their family’s sheep were at risk to be taken by the invaders. While the sisters escaped, the young girl hid in a cave under the chapel and meanwhile she prayed to the Virgin Mary, promising that if she were saved, she would build a chapel dedicated to Our Lady.
Another chapel is one dedicated to St Paul the Hermit which was built in the 17th century and situated at Wied il-Ghasel (Valley of Honey). It is one the most picturesque wayside chapels in Malta.
Fort Mosta was the most strategically placed land fort along the Victoria Lines. It was built on the cliff face of Wied il-Ghasel between 1878 and 1880.
With regards to real estate in Mosta, it could be described as charming and authentic at the core while visibly modern. Many beautiful character homes are found here and blend in well with the more contemporary terraced houses and villas as well as modern apartment blocks. It is a town that is a much sought after location as besides being central it can satisfy an array of budgets and tastes when it comes to property.