Santa Maria Estate Villa
A magnificent and impeccably maintained fully detached villa, imposingly positioned on high grounds and capturing most spectacular views of Santa Maria Estate and Mellieha Bay. ECO designed, built on a platform ensuring solid foundation and incredibly well insulated, this grand property is set over a plot area of 1700 sqm with accommodation laid out over four lavish floors, each served by internal elevator. Elevated ground floor accommodation takes the form of a bright and most welcoming entrance lobby, onlooking a majestic central staircase and giving access to independent, yet open-planned, sitting and dining rooms, separate kitchen/breakfast with access to a lovely side sun terrace, a snooker room, separate study and a guest cloakroom. Sleeping quarters at first floor level include an impressive master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and full en-suite bathroom facilities, together, with a second double bedroom with en-suite shower and two other large double bedrooms served with a ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room. All bedrooms enjoy direct access to extensive terrace areas at this level, commanding 180 degree views. The topmost floor crowns the property, accommodating a beautifully designed and totally private swimming pool, which, is climate controlled, allowing for swimming throughout most of the year and includes an over-flowing hot tub, also, served by his/her changing rooms and showers. An outdoor kitchen/BBQ area ideally set to cater for scrumptious outdoor lounging and dining on this level’s stunning terraces whilst enjoying most expansive views. Furthermore, a lovely indoor kitchen/dining, together with a very bright separate living area, all make for most magical summer entertainment. Semi-basement Level takes the form of fully equipped independent guest quarters, including a lovely combined kitchen/living/dining, with three bedrooms and having direct access to the roof top pool area, either via elevator or side external stair case. Additional features include a 4/5 car lock-up garage, a fully integrated alarm system, two large reservoirs benefitting from channelled water infiltration freely flowing all year round and serving most water requirements, VRV air-conditioning concealed system throughout, three phase feed, 12 photo voltaic panels, solar water heaters and more.
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.