Inside a sprawling £3million royal family mansion renovated by Princess Beatrice and Edo – complete with ‘party barn’ and luxury guest house
THEY may live in fancy palaces, but it seems even royals just want a home they can put their mark on.
Princess Beatrice is about to leave the crown estates for a home she and her husband own – where they can raise their daughter in privacy.
It has six bedrooms, and they’re even converting an outhouse into a swanky new guesthouse – just in case they need more space.
They also reportedly have plans for a party barn for entertaining, as well as a six-foot security fence around their property for complete privacy.
The couple have kept the inside of their London home private and are expected to do the same with their country pile.
For the past two years, they have been close to Princess Beatrice’s extended family and will likely want to entertain them in their new home when they finally move on.
But they won’t be too far from their loved ones because Edoardo’s mother lives nearby.
They will also have the benefits of their own swimming pool and tennis courts as part of their home – something not readily available on royal estates.
Their new home is also crossed by a gentle stream.
According to Daily Mailthey will live near Prince Harry’s polo pal George Spencer-Churchill and his wife Camilla.
The Churchills’ ancestral home, Blenheim Palace, is just up the road from their new home.
They will also be close to the chic home of David and Victoria Beckham as well as Ellie Goulding.
Fantasy childhood home
Before the family moved in, Prince Andrew paid £7.5million in renovations to upgrade it. It was formerly the home of Queen Mother.
The Royal Lodge has 30 rooms, a large veranda and several large golden rooms.
It also sits on 98 acres and includes other smaller cottages which are also rented by Prince Andrew as part of the deal.
Chic bachelor pad
Before marrying Princess Beatrice, Edoardo lived in a Grade II listed bachelor flat in Bayswater, central London.
His former home is available to rent for £4,450 a month and overlooks Hyde Park.
Inside, it has a mezzanine bedroom, a stunning kitchen with floor-to-ceiling Crittall glass doors and an open-plan living and dining area.
The property, which is owned by the company of Edoardo – who also renovated it – was once the home of Alexander Murray, 8th Earl of Dunmore.
On his Instagram, the royal husband raved about the building, writing: “I love the heritage and history of old buildings and the fact that each one is different, there’s a real authenticity to that.”
Royal retirement abroad
The couple’s new home in the Cotswolds means Princess Beatrice won’t be too far from her parents or sister Princess Eugenie, who lives at Frogmore Cottage.
If things get too boring in the UK, the couple have Edoardo’s family villa in Italy to escape for a private holiday.
Villa Mapelli Mozzi in Ponte San Pietro is just an hour’s drive from Lake Como and was built in the 18th century.
It has 13 bedrooms, two libraries, a stunning outdoor pool, and 18,000 square feet of space.
He also has a 10-bed sister villa in the nearby village of Casatenovo which royal fans can rent on Airbnb.
The luxurious house has hand-painted doors and regal chandeliers and even has two dining rooms – plus a gorgeous billiard room.
Outside it is in English country parkland with a swimming pool and fruit trees.