A house on the royal estate of Sandringham is for rent on Airbnb
private house on the Sandringham Estateproperty of the royal family, is now available for rental for short stays.
The closest property to the imposing Sandringham House, and formerly the home of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s head gardener, the property is for rent via Norfolk hideouts who market it on the vacation rental site Airbnb.
Aptly named Garden House, the rental house offers generous accommodation for eight people. Four upstairs bedrooms can be made into super kings or twins, while the downstairs features a living room, dining room, storage room, utility room and Aga-filled kitchen – all furnished with pieces from the royal collection.
A sunny breakfast room overlooks the extensive grounds, which include an adjacent formal walled garden.
“The closest property to Sandringham House itself, [the property is] all about appreciating the great outdoors and the beautiful gardens in which they are found,” says The advertisement.
The 600-acre estate has traditionally hosted Christmas celebrations for the royal family, with a Christmas Day Mass held annually at its Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
While the property appeals to those keen to experience a royal slice of life, there’s plenty to please all vacationers in the locality.
Sandringham is a short drive from some of the Norfolk, including Snettisham, the county’s only west-facing beach. It’s also a popular area with birdwatchers, who flock to this stretch of shore to spot waders and wild birds.
Amanda Cupples, Airbnb’s General Manager for Northern Europe said: “We are delighted that the Garden House […] is now available to book on Airbnb. This quaint cottage located on the grounds of one of [the Royal family’s] Les Plus Beaux Domaines is a perfect hideaway for guests looking for a truly unique stay.”
While the monarch has an extensive property portfolio, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Sandringham Estate, the late Queen Elizabeth II increasingly used her beloved Balmoral as her main base. On Tuesday, she opted to receive a Prime Minister entering the Aberdeenshire estate for the first time.
Airbnb launched its Historic Homes category in July in response to growing demand. In 2021, UK bookings for such properties on the site had increased by more than 80% compared to 2019.