Santa Maria Estate Villa
Great to acquire one of a kind seven bedroom fully detached VILLA measuring approx. 1,500 sqm that is located in a very quiet residential area of Santa Marija Estate, enjoying breathtaking country and sea views.
Property is elevated and accessible from two roads and moreover the main entrance is on the highest level of the house, guaranteeing excellent views from all its main living spaces. Accommodation layout comprises a large welcoming hall, open plan sitting/dining leading to a large terrace with superb views, study, kitchen/breakfast, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a laundry room. The heated pool, jacuzzi and decking area is perfect for entertaining and is totally private. Further complementing this property is a drive in surrounded by a beautiful mature garden that leads to a 10 car garage.
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.