Santa Maria Estate Bungalow
A luxuriously finished detached BUNGALOW set in one of the best residential areas of Mellieha, enjoying panoramic country and sea views all the way to Sicily. This property is set on a plot of over 1500sqm, having an outstanding layout and finished to the highest of standards.
Upon entering, one is greeted by a very spacious hallway, with a double-height beautiful living room, enjoying a wood-burning fireplace overlooking the pool and garden. On one side of the house one finds a combined living and dining area and a separate kitchen and breakfast area, leading onto a spacious terrace ideal for al fresco dining, while soaking in the lush surroundings enjoying spectacular views. On the other side of the house, one finds a spacious study and reading area and the sleeping quarters with 3 double bedrooms (main has an en-suite shower room). The master suite enjoys a sitting area overlooking spectacular views, a large en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and a very spacious walk-in wardrobe. On the ground floor level, one finds 3 large fully furnished apartments (two 2 bedroom units and 1 three bedroom unit), all having their independent access and direct access to the pool area and garden. These apartments may be ideal for a large family, as a rental return, use as teenage hangouts or for live-in housekeepers. One may also convert these areas into a home cinema, a games room, a gymnasium, a spa, etc. This property also includes a 2-car garage and carport. The present owners have given a lot of attention to detail and quality to this property and will definitely make the perfect home to a discerning client searching for luxury, tranquillity, breathtaking views and private, peaceful surroundings.
Santa Maria Estate is a hilly area in Mellieha which leads to down to a rocky beach as part of the bay. Once home to the British families in Malta, one finds a number of elite residences, mainly villas in this area. Most of the properties have large outdoor spaces with extensive views which reach out to the sea.
Mellieha is a large village in the North of Malta situated on a hilltop, surrounded by fertile valleys, enjoying magnificent panoramic scenes.
Mellieha was one of the first 10 parishes in Malta. It existed in 1436 but was abandoned in the 16th century as it was not considered safe due to the attacks by the Muslim Corsairs. The village became a parish again in 1844. The parish church built in the 1880’s, located in the main square, is dedicated to the Birth of Our Lady.
The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha originated as a natural cave and linked to the Medieval period. The miraculous altarpiece depicting the Virgin Mary holding Christ in her arm, is a Byzantine style fresco that dates to the early 13th century. It is also believed to be the oldest Marian shrine in Malta.
Places worth mentioning are Selmun Palace built during the reign of Grandmaster Manoel de Rohan, St Agatha’s Tower more commonly known as the Red Tower built in 1649 by Grandmaster Jean Paul Lascaris Castellar.
Mellieha boasts of the largest sandy beach in Malta, Ghadira Bay, which has been awarded the Blue Flag status. It is very popular with both locals and tourist alike.
Mellieha properties range from apartments to terraced houses and very large villas. In some of the older streets you may also come across a few character houses which have beautifully restored.