TAKE a step back in time - 700 years to be exact. This beautiful village house could be ideal for a Hongkong resident who needs to get away from it all. It is situated on the Mediterranean island of Malta, a popular holiday resort for Europeans in the summer. The house is in the quiet village of Naxxar in the centre of the island. At the same time, it is conveniently located near the airport and many beaches. Malta is a leisurely setting where holiday-makers can put up their feet for a few weeks. For a prospective Hongkong buyer, this possible holiday home still has parts which date back to the 13th century. Some wooden beams and flagstones have been retained as other parts of the house have changed with time. The house is planned around a large, spacious courtyard. Through the downstairs entrance hall is a study and drawing room which includes a working fire place and parquet floor. There is also a spacious dining room, kitchen and conservatory on this level. They overlook a garden with some nice views beyond. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is another living room as well as two further bedrooms, another bathroom and a small laundry room. Fruit trees grow in the back garden which has a well-maintained lawn. The front garden has two wells and there are two garages. Anyone from Hongkong who would appreciate a home to spend a few relaxed weeks in each year is being asked to pay GBP150,000 (HK$1.3 million). For further information contact Claire Brandon on 840 3002.