THE original Love Island villa in Mallorca has sold for £3million, Sun Online can reveal.
The spectacular five-bed property, used for the first two seasons of the hit ITV2 show, was bought a fortnight ago by a mysterious buyer.
The villa had been on the market for almost a year at an asking price of £3.1million.
A well-placed source confirms: “It was taken off the market about two weeks ago. It sold for close to its asking price.
The natural stone villa stands out from other properties in the area with its stunning beach-style outdoor swimming pool.
Its sea views stretched to the uninhabited island of Cabrera off the south coast of Majorca.
Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde beat Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen there to win the second season in 2016 – before returning two years later to get engaged before their wedding the following year.
Speaking at the time, he popped the question to Nathan, who now has two children with his wife and another on the way, said: “I took Cara back to where we met and I taken on a little scavenger hunt around the villa in different places that meant something to us.
“Finally, I blindfolded her, led her to the pool and got down on her knees.”
The identity of the villa’s new owners is being kept secret and the estate agents involved in the sale have even refused to reveal their nationality.
Besides five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the house also has a hot tub in the garden, underfloor heating and a sunny balcony terrace.
ITV used the property to film the 2015 and 2016 shows before moving to a new location in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, a 25-mile drive northeast.
Love Island bosses confirmed earlier this month that they are looking for a new villa for the 2022 series after the Sun exclusively revealed that the infamous playmat was being busted after five years.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo also confirmed the broadcaster is focusing its search on Mallorca, speaking of Love Island’s second home and the search for a new one: “We don’t own it, we rent it and we let’s choose a new house for this summer so it’s all secret. It’s going to be wonderful.
More than three million viewers watched last year’s final when Millie Court and Liam Reardon were crowned winners.