Queen lists four-bedroom home at Sandringham estate for short stays on Airbnb
The Garden House has two floors and is furnished with pieces from the Royal Collection
NORFOLK, ENGLAND: Queen Elizabeth has opened the doors of one of her private homes on the Sandringham estate to holidaymakers on Airbnb. The four-bedroom property, called Garden House, can host up to eight guests and costs between $270 and $400 per night.
The property, earlier the monarch's head gardener’s home, is surrounded by the estate’s gardens and is the nearest property to Sandringham House itself. The house has two floors and is furnished with pieces from the Royal Collection that have been used in a royal residence.
The property has a number of amentities and facilities to give renters a calm experience during their stay. The kitchen is spacious, and has an Aga oven, with a separate dining room, reception room and lounge near the garden.
Two of the bedrooms are furnished with king-size beds, while the others have twin beds.
The house also has its own informal garden where guests can relax. The rental property is within walking distance from the Sandringham café and coffee shop and the country park.
As per The Independent, the description for the listing reads, “Children will love all the free space to roam as well as the large Adventure Play Area.” The estate also has the Sandringham Exhibition and Transport Museum, home to the first ever motor car to be purchased by a member of the Royal Family.
The advertisement said, “With all this on the doorstep, you may forget that you are only a short drive to the stunning North Norfolk beaches, an area surrounded by beautiful, poppy-rich meadows, fields of lavender, quiet lanes ideal for walking and cycling plus many quintessential English villages, complete with pubs and duck ponds.”
The estate has opened bookings for next year. Budget rates are based on one-week stays from January 7 to March 31. For security reasons, none of the cottages are available to visitors while Her Majesty is in residence.
This is not the first time Her Majesty has leased out her property to the public. The Queen’s Scottish estate, Balmoral, is home to several holiday cottages, with prices ranging from $630 to $1850 per week.
The monarch is also offering budget bookings at a quaint cottage on the Balmoral estate amid Britain's cost of living crisis. The property can accommodate up to five people. The prices start from $90 per night for a family of five, $18 per person per night.
According to Balmoral’s website, “Colt Cottage is located near the castle, near the estate office and stables. Access to Balmoral is by public road and then via a private road."