7 houses with royal connections in the real estate market

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: These well-connected properties are wise investments and command a premium when sold. Photo: Harefield Square

What better way to celebrate the Queenplatinum jubilee than by finding a home with ties to the Royal family?

Congratulations aside, these well-connected properties are sound investments and command a premium when sold.

“Many international buyers, particularly those from the United States, want to own a piece of the UK’s rich architectural heritage,” said Vic Chhabria, Founder and Managing Director of London Estate Agency.

“A property of royal provenance, to many, is seen as the ultimate trophy home. When you combine period character with the fascinating stories that these buildings inherently possess, naturally the price goes up too.”

From stately apartments to opulent country homes, all of these homes for sale feature impeccable pedigrees.

1. Halstock Place, Poundbury, Dorset, £435,000

Poundbury.  Photo: Connells

These new constructions in Poundbury are designed according to the principles of architecture and town planning advocated by Prince Charles, who goes there regularly. Photo: Connells

Despite its classic appearance, this three-bedroom end-of-terrace house, by developer ZeroC, is brand new and features an open-plan kitchen/dining room, separate living room, good-sized garden and two parking spaces.

It is in a small project in the North Borough of Poundbury, an urban extension of Dorchester on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

The houses are designed according to the principles of architecture and town planning advocated by Prince Charles, who visits them regularly. for more information contact Connell.

2. River Cottage, Great Barford, Bedfordshire, £1million

Photo: Lane &;  Holmes

The exterior doors of this cottage are painted pink as a nod to former owner Dame Barbara Cartland, as it was her favorite color. Photo: Lane and Holmes

The exterior doors of this lovely cottage are painted pink as a nod to former owner Dame Barbara Cartland, as it was her favorite colour.

She lived here in the 1940s and became step-grandmother to the future Princess of Wales when her daughter, Raine, married Diana’s father, Earl Spencer, in 1976.

Dating back to the 18th century, the house has three bedrooms, a study, a conservatory, a self-contained three bedroom annex, fronting onto an inlet of the Great River Ouse and a private mooring. Learn more from Lane and Holmes

3. Harefield Place, Ickenham, Middlesex, from £1.075m

Photo: Harefield Square

This Georgian mansion has been transformed into 25 converted and new luxury two and three bedroom apartments. Photo: Harefield Square

In 1602, Queen Elizabeth I attended a performance of Shakespeare’s Othello in the grounds of Harefield Place, a grand mid-16th century house which was replaced in 1786 by the existing Georgian mansion.

The estate was owned by the aristocratic Newdigate family for 440 years before being sold in 1877 and later used as a hospital and offices.

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Now it has been transformed into 25 converted and new luxury two and three bedroom apartments, overlooking eight and a half acres of landscaped grounds.

Residents have access to a private wellness center containing a spa, gym and swimming pool, as well as an all-weather tennis court. Visit Harefield Square to learn more.

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4. The Family Home, Ashurstwood, East Grinstead, West Sussex, £2.25million

Photo: Jackson-Stops

John de Gaunt, a son of Edward III, stayed at this property and his coat of arms is set in a wall of the beamed and paneled drawing room, which has been described as the oldest living room in Sussex. Photo: Jackson-Stops

Dutton Homestall’s spacious seven-bedroom South West Wing, Grade II* listed, is the oldest part of the house and is thought to date in part from the late 1300s.

John of Gaunt, a son of Edward III, stayed here when hunting in nearby Ashdown Forest and his coat of arms is set in a wall of the beamed, paneled drawing room, which has been described as the oldest drawing room in the Sussex. On sale by Jackson-Stops.

5. The Old Hall, Saxlingham Nethergate, South Norfolk, £2.75million

Old Hall.  Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk.  Photo: Savills

Old Hall in Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk features a 15th century open fireplace in the drawing room, an atmospheric Great Room, a paneled Queen Anne room, an outdoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens. Photo: Savills

This Grade II* listed Elizabethan hall is believed to have been given to Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, as part of their divorce settlement.

Although the current owners have carefully restored it and created a comfortable family home, the floor plan has changed very little in over 400 years.

There are nine bedrooms, and highlights include a 15th-century open fireplace in the drawing room, an atmospheric great room, a paneled Queen Anne bedroom, an outdoor swimming pool, and lovely gardens. Going through Savills.

6. Coleherne Court, South Kensington, London SW5, from £3.15m

Photo: Marsh &;  Parsons

Photo: Marsh and Parsons

A blue plaque beside the front door of this imposing Edwardian mansion draws attention to the fact that its most famous resident was Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess Diana, who was frequently photographed outside.

Her apartment, which she shared with friends, was an 18-year-old gift from her parents, but she only lived there for a few years before getting married – and the rest is history.

Photo: Marsh &;  Parsons

A blue plaque beside the front door of this imposing Edwardian mansion draws attention to the fact that its most famous resident was Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess Diana. Photo: Marsh and Parsons

A three bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with a 36ft long double living room giving direct access to the private communal gardens is for sale by Marshes and pastors.

Otherwise, check out the two- or three-bedroom split-level apartment on the third and fourth floors of the same building. With three reception rooms, three bathrooms and a full-width terrace, it costs £3.25million, from Foxtons.

7. Brimptsmead Estate, Yelverton, Devon, £4.95million

Photo: Knight Frank

The current owners of this property took the rare opportunity to purchase the freehold from Prince Charles nearly 30 years ago, before embarking on extensive renovations. Photo: Knight Frank

Nestled in Dartmoor National Park, where the East and West River darts meet, this substantial six bedroom country house enjoys stunning views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside.

It was completed in 1906 and leased to the then Prince of Wales. The current owners seized the rare opportunity to purchase the freehold from Prince Charles nearly 30 years ago, before embarking on extensive renovations.

The house includes over nine acres of land, two cottages, direct access to moorland and a river bank, which Britain’s future king has the right to fish on – provided he gives 24 days’ notice. hours. Available via Frankish Knight.

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