London, July 11 : The newest judge on reality X Factor Cheryl Cole is planning to buy a 5million pounds worth Spanish villa - as a hideout during the show's breaks.
The Girls Aloud stunner and her hubby Ashley Cole viewed the plush pad last month during their make-up holiday.
The 25-year-old beauty had gone there with Chelsea footballer Ashley, 27, as they battled to save their two-year marriage following his fling with a hairdresser.
During their break the couple visited an ultra-exclusive resort near Marbella and viewed one of the posh villas, according to a source.
Each of the 40 villas has a large pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art lighting and hi-fi gadgets plus a private gate to a beach. And there are panic buttons in each room and motion detectors in the grounds.
The resort also has round-the-clock surveillance and employs an army of security guards.
"Cheryl loved this development. The residents respect and protect everyone else's security and privacy. She and Ashley felt it would provide the perfect private get-away for the two of them in between their busy schedules," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"She is keen to find a home away from home where they can spend quality time together and feels this is the place.
"She's going to be bogged down in X Factor for months so wants somewhere where she can get away from it all with Ashley and her mates," the source added.
Story first published: Friday, July 11, 2008, 14:05 [IST]