Love Island might dominate the TV ratings, but its contestants' former home can only reach No 2 on our list of most-viewed properties, as we find one dream villa to top it
A luxury villa on the famous Balearic island of Ibiza tops our most viewed international listings for May, beating a stunning Mallorcan retreat that previously featured on ITV’s Love Island. But they aren’t the only two on this list you might fall head-over-heels with...
1. 10-bed finca in Ibiza for £15.8m
This renovated villa turned luxury retreat has incredible views over the Med, and provides vast living and outdoor space including a BBQ area, huge swimming pool, tennis court and even a rooftop Jacuzzi. Ibiza town is a 5min drive making it close to all the leading restaurants and world famous nightclubs. It’s not cheap, but then it does have 10 bathrooms!
Available via Lavin-Estate
2. Four-bed villa in Mallorca, Spain for £2.5m
A close second in our most-viewed list is Casa Amor that reality TV fans might recall being featured on ITV’s Love Island. The four-bed contemporary villa has been designed by one of Mallorca's leading architects, with beautiful materials and striking geometric lines offering a contrast against the natural Mallorcan countryside.
Available via Chesterton’s
3. Seven-bed villa in Mallorca, price available on application
Another Balearics delight. Providing more exceptional views, this newly built Mallorcan masterpiece in Port De Andratx provides 950 square metres over three floors - plus a separate apartment for your staff! There’s entertainment aplenty with a music surround sound system, open and covered terraces, a BBQ area, a 15 x 5m swimming pool, sauna, gym and jacuzzi. The garden has an automatic irrigation system and the property comes furnished with its own artwork.
Available via Mallorca Gold Real Estates
4. Six-bed castle in Brescia, Italy, price available on application
We’re off to the Italian region of Lombardy for our next property and this jaw-dropping six-bed villa overlooking Lake Iseo in Brescia. The castle dates back to the 15th century and is spread over four levels and surrounded by old towers which were once a strategic observation point to help spot enemies. Hopefully the neighbours are a little more friendly these days. It’s secluded, rustic, charming… ah, we should probably just let the pictures do the talking.
Available via Lionard Luxury Real Estate
5. Two-bed villa in Zabrdje, Montenegro for £162k
Is Montenegro a good bet for a holiday bolthole? Well this little property, with yet more stunning vistas, certainly got you clicking last month. Finished to high standards on a 150m sq plot, with the potential to add a pool in the garden, it’s split over two levels and currently divided into separate apartments. Lots of potential for development then… that’s if you’re still reading this and aren’t totally mesmerised by the views.
Available via ntRealty
6. Eight-bed property in Bergerac, France for £350k
C’est magnifique! And for this price-tag it really couldn’t much more magnificent for the right buyer. The traditional eight-bed French home in Dordogne is dripping with charm from its shuttered windows to wooden beams and exposed stone kitchen. “Unexpectedly” back on the market according to the agents, it also has a couple of barns, a heated pool, Jacuzzi and hammam, making it an ideal as large family home or BnB.
Available via Leggett Immobilier
7. Eight-bed villa in Ibiza for £21.9m
A touch more expensive than our previous property, but let’s make a case for this Ibizan villa to justify its whopping £21.9m price-tag. Firstly, it’s actually three houses, not one, as the main four-bed property is supplemented with two guesthouses, plus staff accommodation. And it’s all in traditional cortijo style with whitewashed walls, natural stone and exposed wooden beams. It also has a tennis court… and a private golf course... and a a fully equipped gym, infrared sauna 40m lap pool, plus another pool, with direct access to the sea from the swimming deck. So having started to appreciate what all those euros will fetch us, you might as well book a viewing. After all, it’s only a 30min drive from the airport.
Available via Domus Nova International
8. One-bed apartment in Milan, Italy for £815,559
It’s not only in London where one-bed apartments can soar to almost six figures. But it’s hard to put a price on style. The apartment in this award-winning Milan skyscraper provides eye-watering views over the city for an eye-watering fee. The flat is located on the ninth floor and provides 73 square metres of living space with large double bedroom and family bathroom and a 23-square metre terrace. There’s a one-car garage too if you can find another 70,000 euro.
Available via Frimm Academy Milano
9. Four-bed property in Florida for £618,880
“It’s got great curb appeal!” according the agent’s report. Our first - and only - trip away from Europe takes us across the Pond to West Kensington Avenue in Tampa and this 2016 custom-built home in the Roosevelt school district. This contemporary four-bed property has hardwood floors throughout, an open-plan feel and impact resistant windows and doors that let in lots of light - but little else! Two bedrooms are en suite with the other two sharing a Jack and Jill Bathroom, without the demand to fetch any extra pails of water.
Available via Mayfair International Realty
10. Two-bed country house in Valencia, Spain for £33,324
Finishing with a bargain, we’re off to Valencia in Spain for our final property that comes with bags of potential. This new-build located 4km from the town of Villar del Arzobispo is available on a 2,400-square metre fenced plot that provides stunning views of the mountains. A blank canvas (that’s ready to have solar panels installed), it’s just £33k, and there’s no bull with this property - unless you flick to picture No 34 on the listing.
Available via Rustic Levante Immobiliarias