The castle featured in The Crown is now available on Airbnb – Kiwi.com
Visitors can feel like real royalty in the King’s Suite at Belvoir Castle, once home to Queen Victoria herself
If you’ve ever wanted to live like a king or queen, now’s your chance. For the first time in its history, Belvoir Castle – which was used as a filming location for the popular historical drama The Crown – will offer guests its own king suite Airbnb.
As part of the charity, a purpose-built royalty suite will be available for one night in 2019. 31 December, as well as 2020 January 11 and 25
Visitors to the ancestral home of the Rutland family can enjoy a luxurious and beautifully appointed room. With beautiful decor, Chinese wallpaper and a huge and comfortable bed, the suite was even suitable as a temporary home for important historical figures such as Queen Victoria or George IV.
Upon arrival, guests will be offered afternoon tea “in the very place where the tradition of afternoon tea is said to have originated as far back as the 1840s,” according to the castle’s Airbnb profile.
“Afternoon tea will be followed by dinner in the State Dining Room and a drinks reception in the Library. A continental breakfast is served the following morning before check-out.
The unique experience costs £300, but proceeds will be donated to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. However, the hosts require visitors to first comply with their stay.
“Prospective guests must have a verified Airbnb profile, positive reviews and read the house rules carefully,” the terms state.
Royal treatment with a “beautiful view”
Although Belvoir Castle is pronounced as “beaver”, it emphasizes its original meaning of “beautiful view” in French with picturesque views of the Belvoir Valley. Leicestershire.
Dating back to Norman times, experts consider the castle to be “one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the country”.
Crowning the hill, it occupies 16,000 acres of land and includes a property, a park and a forest. Its turrets and towers rise above the valley like an illustration in a romantic fairy tale.
If you want to experience all the royal treatment that a castle king suite has to offer, you’ll want to act fast. Its booking is limited to three dates only.