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Bang, Bang, Snap, Snap

The sale of The Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle’s holiday villa, La Maison de Bang Bang

 

Just as it is reported that the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is said to be furious about photographers having managed to capture her in a bikini on a beach on the private island of Mustique, another of her previous holiday destinations has come to the market.

 

Kate Middleton and Prince William aboard Tapeka Point during their 2006 holiday in Ibiza.
Kate Middleton and Prince William aboard Tapeka Point during their 2006 holiday in Ibiza.
Carole Middleton's brother businessman Gary Goldsmith.
Carole Middleton’s brother businessman Gary Goldsmith.
La Maison de Bang Bang's sign.
La Maison de Bang Bang’s sign.

 

The Duchess, as Kate Middleton, stayed with Prince William at the holiday home of her uncle, Gary Goldsmith’s in Ibiza in 2006. During the break at the exotically named La Maison de Bang Bang, the Prince and Miss Middleton were photographed on a motor launch, Tapeka Point, that was subsequently put up for auction in April 2012 for £120,000.

 

La Villa Bang Bang
La Maison de Bang Bang
An aerial shot of the property
An aerial shot of the property

 

The 4 double bedroom villa, named according to its official website, after “Ibiza’s famous banging house music”, is just five minutes from the Cala Jondal beach and the “hip” Blue Marlin beach bar. The house stands on a plot of 23,850 square metres and includes a large reception room, 4 dining areas and a fully equipped gym. In addition there is a staff bungalow, swimming pool and tennis court.

 

The main reception area in the house.
The main reception area in the house.
One of four dining areas.
One of four dining areas.
One of four double en-suite bedrooms.
One of four double en-suite bedrooms.
An example of Mr Goldsmith's humour.
An example of Mr Goldsmith’s humour.
Buddhas can be found throughout the villa.
Buddhas can be found throughout the villa.
And also in the garden.
And also in the garden.
As well as an outdoor swimming pool, there is a full sized tennis court.
As well as an outdoor swimming pool, there is a full sized tennis court.

 

In a statement to the Daily Telegraph’s “Mandrake”, Goldsmith, who was subject to a News of the World sting at La Maison de Bang Bang in 2009, commented:

 

“I’m looking to buy a bigger house in London, given that I have only been there myself once in the last two year… After what seems like a million years of fun, fun, fun, I’m selling Bang Bang, folks”.

 

Of the house itself, Mr Goldsmith told the Daily Mail’s Richard Kay:

 

“It’s on for 6.5 million Euro. Despite the Spanish economy, it’s a good time to sell because the Euro is very strong at the moment, plus Ibiza isn’t like mainland Spain. It has a micro-economy all of its own”.

 

Knight Frank’s particulars for La Maison de Bang Bang were prepared last September and though Mr Goldsmith, who made £275 million selling his recruitment business in 2005, may be a canny businessman, it seems as if he may have to wait some time before someone else decides to put their bucks into the Bang Bang.

 

For more information on La Maison de Bang Bang, contact Knight Frank on +44 (0) 203 641 5161.

 

To view particulars on the house, go to: http://content.zoopla.co.uk/a6420c8137a5d9f4e81b6c108c398e4bf467c6ed.pdf

 

To view the official website for the house, go to: http://www.rentibizavilla.com

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