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27th November, 2017

Homes for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the new royal couple

Homes for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the new royal couple

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in Windsor, we take a look at the top homes around the country that are fit for royalty. It is reported that they will choose to live in a small cottage on the Kensington Palace estate, but here are our top suggestions if they want to look further afield.

1. Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

This home combines a stunning regency look with the conveniences of modern living, perfect for a young couple.

Set within landscaped parkland in the heart of Worcestershire this is arguably the finest country home to have been constructed in England in recent years. There is a full leisure suite with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. There is a detached three-bedroom cottage, which would be perfect for staff to live in.

2. Ealing, London

If the royal couple do not want to move too far from family in London, this grand Ealing mansion would be a fine choice.

It has three floors, a total of seven bedrooms, and a grand style. There is a west-facing garden, outdoor heated swimming pool, three reception rooms, a carriage drive and much more.

3. Kingswood, Surrey

The security here would be appealing to the royal family. This modern mansion is situated in the Kingswood Warren Park gated estate. The rooms are bright and modern, making it easy to move into straight away.

Highlights include a gigantic en suite master bathroom, a marble staircase, and a beautifully landscaped garden.

4. Greenwich, London

This property would offer the engaged couple the chance to have an escape in London. Vanburgh Castle will certainly feel familiar to Harry after a life of living in castles and stately residences.

Modelled on the French Bastille, the exceptional residence was built in 1718 by the highly acclaimed architect Sir John Vanbrugh himself who used to the castle as his home. The remarkable building has since been used as a RAF school for the sons of the servicemen killed in the World Wars.

5. Penn, Buckinghamshire

This large country residence would provide the perfect hideaway for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Nestled in the woodland setting, this five-bedroom home has great character. Giving access to the kitchen, dining room and plentiful large living areas, the high ceilings and beams throughout capture the age and ambience of the property.

6. Newport, Monmouthshire

Here is another chance for the royals to live in a castle. This converted folly brings together historic and modern designs to create a fantastic home. It was even featured on an episode of Grand Designs.

They could be the Prince and Princess of their own castle on the hilltop setting, commanding spectacular views over the Vale of Usk.

Dating from around the 1700's, and originally a stone built hunting lodge for the Sheriff of Monmouth, the restoration has been combined with cutting edge design via a new glass extension to create what is now a wonderful home.

7. Weymouth, Dorset

This award-winning home has a unique style that is certainly good enough for royalty.

Designed by world-renowned architects, it was built in 2000 and won an award in 2002 from Weymouth Civic Society. Designed to integrate the inside with the outside, ensuring it blends seamlessly with its surroundings and creating the most wonderfully inspiring sense of space and light. It has four-bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool.

8. Retford, Nottinghamshire

If the new couple are looking to escape to the country, they could try this old rectory in Nottinghamshire.

The Old Rectory is a fine Grade II Listed Victorian property with origins dating from the 1600's. This enchanting home happily embraces the delightful characters of both periods. The Victorian part has glorious rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces and shuttered windows, whilst the older part of the house has its own special personality.

9. Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

The engaged couple can get back to nature and enjoy a peaceful marriage with this National Park home.

It is an exceptional detached barn conversion located in the idyllic village of Ravenstonedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within close proximity to the Lake District and the M6. This spacious and comfortable property is immaculately presented and has beautiful landscaped gardens, fells views and a detached garage with large workshop.

10. Woodside, Hertfordshire

This historic home has lots of character, but has all the modern features a young couple will need. There is plenty of space, with the main residence, coach house, external store and garage adding together to create over 8,000 square foot of property.

Whilst the property has been lovingly restored and modernised over the years there still retains a wealth of character.

Are you looking for your own royal residence? Contact Fine & Country to start your property search.

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