Music is known for its power to uplift, calm, excite and sadden. It has such a powerful effect that it is used therapeutically for everything from helping to control emotions to lowering blood pressure through stress reduction programs.
Fans of particular artists will travel for hours to hear their favourite music live, with some even crossing international borders in order to hear a specific band. There are also those whose connection to music is so strong that it is a core component of their home life. As such, we've rounded up some homes with musical connections that will be perfect for music lovers in the UK and overseas!
Beats in Barcelona
Music lovers will be delighted by this Barcelona rental apartment, available through Spanish property portal Kyero.com for €2,500 pcm. With exposed brickwork and designer furnishings, the home offers the ultimate in city chic, complemented by a generously sized home studio complete with piano, keyboard, drum kit and mics. Its location in the trendy Poble-Sec neighbourhood means it is also perfectly located for those wishing to enjoy Barcelona's jazz scene and nightlife.
Elsewhere in Spain, those looking to buy rather than rent will be drawn to this luxurious beachfront villa in Mijas Costa, available through Ideal Homes International. Stunning landscaped gardens, 180° ocean views, a sizeable pool and direct beach access make this one of the most exclusive villas on the Costa del Sol. The décor inside is almost palatial, which is fitting as the villa has been used by royalty, presidents, billionaires and sheiks. Music lovers will be delighted to know that the villa was the location of One Direction's debut performance in the X factor "judges' houses" screening in 2010. Such a music connection doesn't come cheap though - Villa Moana is on the market for an eye-watering €40 million.
Praising in Portugal
Over in Portugal, music fans can pick up their very own superstar's villa, with Christian crooner Cliff Richard's home and winery on the market for €9.5 million at Ideal Homes Portugal. The estate includes a four bedroom farmhouse, three bedroom cottage, double office with studio, modern five bedroom villa, onsite shop and wine tasting bar. The property comes complete with the winery's equipment, materials, shares and stock. It also offers stunning views from its position at the top of Quinta do Miradouro, three swimming pools, tennis court, landscaped gardens and a roof terrace with tower viewing point. This is unquestionably one of the more unique wineries in the Algarve and the only one to enjoy such an impressive musical connection.
Let it be Liverpool
Back in the UK, musical connections don't get much better than owning a piece of Beatles history in Liverpool. That's precisely what is being offered by Property Frontiers at Liverpool's Parker Street Residences. The buy-to-let apartments are located in the former Reece's Ballroom, where John Lennon and first wife Cynthia held their wedding reception. Available from £69,950 for cash buyers, the city centre apartments offer yields of 8% NET with the option of assurance for five years.
So whether you're an investor looking for healthy yields, a buyer after a dream second home or simply looking to spend a few months based in Barcelona, you can satisfy your musical side when picking up your property.
For more information, please contact:
Ideal Homes International: 0800 133 7644, +351 289 513 434 or www.idealhomesinternational.co.uk
Ideal Homes Portugal: 0800 133 7644, +351 289 513 434 or www.idealhomesportugal.com
Property Frontiers: +44 1865 202 700 or www.propertyfrontiers.com