If you can’t afford a villa, buy a share instead. David Cameron had to head home early from his £9,700-a-week villa holiday in Tuscany. It’s tough at the top – but the Prime Minister is sure to return to so-called Chiantishire.
In simple terms, fractional-ownership schemes are nothing new and mean that three or four friends can buy a home together. Legally, the property belongs to all the owners whose names are on the deeds, and time spent there is split accordingly.