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Prince Charles’ former country estate is on the market for nearly $6.8 million

The stately home sits amid Dartmoor National Park – which is still owned by the Prince of Wales

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park
(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Brimptsmead Estate, a property formally owned by Prince Charles, is currently listed for £4.95 million (approximately $6.75 million). The stately home in Devon's Dartmoor National Park was always owned by the Duchy of Cornwall since its construction concluded in 1906. However, the current residents purchased the home from the Prince of Wales around 27 years ago – making them the first private owners of the property. 

Dartmoor National Park is still owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, who also still own the fishing rights on the property. Therefore, the sale of a freehold property is an unusual opportunity to live in a royally owned area – making it one of the most unique properties in England’s southwest – and one of the world’s best homes

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Built from a combination of rare granite and topped 26000 red clay tiles, the home showcases extraordinary Edwardian architecture against a rolling verdant backdrop. However, while its exteriors are something to behold – the interiors are equally as regent. 

Firstly, the luxury entrance hall is a source of entryway ideas, from the ornate fireplace and high ceilings to the wood paneling and marble floor that reflects the hanging chandelier. 

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

These features continue into the primary living space, where the color scheme flows from a red to a cool blue – merging English traditionalism with contemporary color trends for the year ahead.

There are a further six reception rooms that maintain the regent decor features, from their elaborate soft furnishings to the wooden window seats with accompanying views that stretch across the National Park.  

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Meanwhile, the property resets country kitchen ideas through its monochromatic palette that creates a contrast against the warm wooden cupboards and brass accents that are dotted around the space. 

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Brimptsmead Estate also has six bedrooms and six bathrooms that boast a similar view. The neutral-hued rooms also pay homage to a range of interior design trends, from the neutral palette to the statement artwork that creates a focal point above the bed. 

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Perhaps the property’s pièce de résistance, however, is the secret party barn that sits discreetly behind the main house. French doors lead from the party barn to an eleven-meter balcony for observing the southwestern kingdom. From here, there is a gate that offers direct access to the moor, over which there is right to roam. 

Prince Charles' former home in Dartmoor National Park

(Image credit: Knight Frank)

Brimptsmead Estate is currently listed with Knight Frank for £4.95 million. You can discover more here.  

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.