A home owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Sandringham Estate is now available for rent on Airbnb.
The Garden House, formerly the Queen's head gardener's home, is the closest estate property to Sandringham House, the beloved country retreat of the royal family – located in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sandringham House is one of the most historic properties in the United Kingdom – and one of the world's best homes.
Sandringham House, which was built for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, has played a part in royal history for over a century. King George VI died in Sandringham on 6 February 1952 before passing the estate to his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. The late Queen spent around two months each winter on the Sandringham Estate, and it served as the backdrop broadcast of her first televised Christmas message in 1957.
The property is now marketed by Norfolk Hideaways, who have the sole listing of the home but use the rental site to share its beauty with the world.
The Garden House, which is now taking reservations on Airbnb, shares the estate with the historic, neighboring property. The listing is a trove of regal garden ideas – from its manicured lawn to the idyllic ivy surrounding the blue-painted front door.
The home is a celebration of the Great British countryside and the beautiful gardens that sit in the esteemed estate (as you might expect from the royal head gardener's home). And while the home's grounds are perhaps its most magnificent asset, its decorating ideas also pay homage to the property's rural surroundings.
Furnished eclectically from the Royal Collection, all the furniture and artworks were once housed in a royal residence. This is perhaps most evident in the dining room (as seen above), which exhibits a masterclass in decorating with antiques.
Beyond the dining space, the home has a functional kitchen and a sitting room that overlooks the garden. There is also a choice of super-king or twin beds in two bedrooms (you can share your preferences when booking).
In the garden, you can enjoy a paved patio area with a dining table – perfect for al-fresco dining or a charcoal barbecue – if the weather permits. Beyond the home, you can enjoy a walk through a walled garden and the relaxed garden area.
'We are delighted that the Garden House on His Majesty The King's Sandringham Estate is now available to book on Airbnb,' says Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb.
'This picturesque cottage set on the grounds of one of the King's most beautiful estates is a perfect hideaway for guests looking for a truly unique stay.'
The Garden House is available for booking now.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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