The Love Island villa which featured in the original series of the hit ITV show has sold for £3million. The luxury mansion where the series one and two islanders lived for six weeks has been snapped up by a buyer after being on the market for a year.
The five-bed property was once home to contestants Olivia and Alex Bowen and Nathan and Cara Delahoyde-Massey – who found love and fame at the villa during the show’s second season in 2016. The two couples are now happily married, with Olivia and Alex. are expecting a baby this year and Nathan and Cara are already parents to their two children.
The huge property which features a beach-style outdoor pool has been on the market for nearly a year but was purchased two weeks ago, reports The Mirror.
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A source reportedly told The Sun: “It was taken off the market about two weeks ago. It sold for close to its asking price.”
The mansion offers stunning sea views off the south coast of Mallorca. In addition to five bedrooms, it has five bathrooms and a hot tub in the garden. For the colder months it has underfloor heating and a balcony terrace ideal for sunbathing.
The Mirror says Love Island bosses are currently scouting for a new villa for the 2022 series after wanting a change of scenery from the current pad.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo told PA Media: ‘We don’t own it, we rent it out and we’re picking out a new house for this summer so it’s all under wraps. It’s gonna be wonderful.
The dating show used the property for The Island of Love 2015 and 2016 before moving to a new location in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. The classic white walls and brightly colored decor remained throughout the series.
The new property would still have a swimming pool and the famous fire pit where islanders gather for re-couplings and spills. Its location is expected to be revealed when the show returns.
The source added: “ITV bosses think now is a good time to refresh this element of the show, just like they did in the third series in 2017.
“The bosses are aware that this is also an opportunity to consider any new elements they could introduce to enhance the show even more.”
Nathan and Cara won the show’s second season in 2016 before returning to the villa two years later where Nathan proposed. Speaking at the time, Nathan told the Mirror: “I took Cara back to where we met and took her on a little scavenger hunt around the villa in different places which meant some thing for us.
“Finally, I blindfolded her, led her to the pool and got down on her knees.”
The dating show used the property for The Island of Love 2015 and 2016 before moving to a new location in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar.
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