A quintessentially British cottage has recently become available in their neighbourhood in Norfolk, which is yet to be sold. It means anybody could have gorgeous Kate, handsome William, and their three children – including adorable Princess Charlotte – as their neighbours. Marie Claire reports the cottage is only available to rent at £700-a-month.
The cosy home is a two-bedroom property in Amner, West Norfolk, and quite literally situated opposite the house belonging to the Cambridge clan, called Amner Hall, a wedding gift from the Queen.
Views of the beautiful area are to die for and there are many village amenities in the English countryside location.
But there is a catch.
Not only are there warnings of “steep stairs” and a “strict no cats policy”, but those from the local area have first dibs on the cottage with a first come first served basis.
This is because the Sandringham Estate is after the person – or persons – best suited to be a tenant for the property.
Meanwhile, it had been announced the Queen will be spending £500,000 of her own cash to repair the roof at her Sandringham country home.
The entire north end of the Norfolk estate is under scaffolding. It is believed that the monarch would use her own private wealth to pay for the repairs.
The Sun reports that visitors to the estate are met with signs apologising for the building works.
It was purchased for King Edward VII after his father Prince Albert thought purchase of such a residence would help ground him.
The purchase went through after Albert’s death and cost £220,000 (£26.3million when adjusted for inflation) when the finalised in October 1862.
After Edward was married to Alexandra of Denmark, the residence was found to be too small and extended.
When Edward died, he left the estate to Alexandra in his will.
This comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were condemned by the British public for spending an eye-watering £2.4million refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage home.
This included a copper free-standing bath.
During the renovations, the five separate housing units were rejoined to the main property.
On top of this, the home had the beams and floors replaced and a new gas and water system was installed.