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Winter Love Island's new villa is in 'secluded' wine valley with gorgeous views

Love Island's winter season is returning after three years with a bang as the new South African villa has been revealed.

It is the biggest villa of the entire series and is located in a 'secluded and protected' area in the Franschhoek wine valley.

According to reports, work is underway at the luxury eco-retreat as ITV2 gears up for the new season next year.

With gorgeous mountain viewers and peace and quiet in the secluded area, the new contestants will be safer than ever.

The gigantic villa generates its own electricity, water and has numerous food sources, making it the perfect eco-friendly TV destination.

The villas are known for its bright decor (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Love Island's winter version was last aired in January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic rocked any chances of fresh reality content.

In pictures shared by MailOnline, the villa is the epitome of serenity with its wonderful lighting and simple decor.

However, it isn't a Love Island villa without neon signs and bright-coloured furniture.

The winter season returns in a secluded wine valley in South Africa (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

According to the villa's website, there are 8 Manor House rooms and three separate three-bedroomed ensuite villas.

It has a capacity for 34 guests making it the perfect size for contestants and crew.

Mirror have contacted ITV for comment.

Earlier this year, ITV confirmed the return of Winter Love Island after a two-year hiatus.

Announcing the news, Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller, ITV2, said: " Love Island has once again proved itself to be the nation’s favourite talking point across the summer, and we’re always blown away by the show’s ongoing impact and talkability amongst our younger audience.

There is a gorgeous view of mountains and palm trees (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

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"So, rather than just serving up a Summer of Love, we thought we’d make 2023 the Year of Love with two full series of the show."

Mike Spencer, Executive Producer at Lifted Entertainment, added: "After eight brilliant series, we are excited to be serving up two helpings of love in 2023 by kicking off in January at a stunning new villa in South Africa.

"We can look forward to more romances, bromances and everything in between as we embark on another epic year of love."

Paige and Finn found love in the winter season (ITV)

Paige Turley and Finley Tapp became the first ever couple to win the first 'Winter Love Island' in South Africa in February 2020 - splitting the £50,000 prize fund.

Speaking as the news of winter Love Island's return broke, the pair said: "Love Island enabled us to find love with someone that without the show, our paths would never have crossed.

"We both found everything that we’d asked for in a partner in each other and we now live together in Manchester (we’ve been here for almost two years)."

They added: "We’ve got a new amazing group of friends and literally couldn’t imagine life without each other."

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