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Historic private residence overlooking Malta's Grand Harbour. Restored to international luxury standards. Freehold.

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    806 m²
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
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  • Sea at 96 m
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet
  • TV
  • Elevator
  • High ceilings
  • Fully finished
  • Equipped with household appliances
  • Wood parquet flooring
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Lots of natural light
  • Quality sanitary ware
  • Sea view
  • Town view

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5½
  • Area: 806 sq. m. (521 sq. m. indoor + 285 sq. m. outdoor)
  • Work Required: None
  • 5 Terraces, deck, courtyard; panoramic views
  • Air Conditioning, Gym, Spa Pool, elevator

Located in the medieval quarter of a beautiful walled city, the home embodies historic architecture with its sandstone walls, high stone arches, ornate ceilings, carved stone balustrades and crystal chandeliers.

After passing through the impressive entrance hall, the home comprises 6 bedrooms plus a cot room, 3 en-suite bathrooms plus 2 independent bathrooms and a guest powder room. There are two fully-equipped kitchens, 3 indoor dining locations and 4 outdoor dining areas, 2 store rooms, a walk-in pantry and a small wine cellar. Importantly, there are 5 major outdoor terraces plus 2 minor terraces and an internal courtyard. There is also a Jacuzzi deck and a small gym/ fitness centre.

Views from the upper terraces extend over Malta’s Grand Harbour and on to the Mediterranean Sea. There are 360 degree views of Malta’s historic fortifications, villas, marinas and church cupolas. This beautiful private residence would equally serve commercially as a boutique hotel (permit required). Birgu’s prestigious Collacchio district is a highly desirable location within just a few minutes of the nation’s capital city, Valletta.


The house is equipped with 3 instantaneous gas hot water heaters, a 1,000 litre holding tank fed with softened water and 2 drinking water purification systems. The architect-driven restorations to the property, carried out from 2013–2017 have been completed to international standards, including new plumbing, wiring and lighting. A government certificate of completion to standard has been issued and an Energy Performance Certificate is on hand. An Ethernet network brings gigabyte speed wifi to all floors and to the spacious office featuring extensive polished timber and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. A glass-walled panoramic elevator connects the four levels of the home.


A rare feature of this property is that it has a registered Certificate of Title, assuring uncontested ownership to the purchaser.


Birgu is a cosmopolitan community inside a medieval city, directly across the Grand Harbour from Malta's capital city Valletta. It has some of Malta's best schools, a vibrant local community and sits at the heart of Malta's historic culture.

Birgu has an excellent transportation network: the ferry to Valletta takes 7 minutes; the bus takes 25 minutes and a traditional Maltese boat takes 10 minutes. Taxis, self-drive hire cars and chauffeur-driven limousines are all based in Birgu. A 15 minute taxi ride to the airport costs less than € 15.

There are over 100 cafés, bars and restaurants within walking distance of the home. Shopping, banking, schooling and university facilities are accessible locally

From Malta it takes about one hour to fly to Rome or Athens, two hours to fly to Monaco, Madrid or Budapest. Within three hours you could be in London, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam or Jerusalem. And a short ferry ride from Valletta would land you in Sicily in less than 2 hours.

Location and nearby infrastructure

This magnificent home is located in Malta, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, which enjoys 300 days of sunshine each year. In 2021 the city of Birgu was voted as having the most beautiful homes in the world

(homedit 3rd Feb 2021).

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