Details have been leaked revealing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s temporary royal residence. The gorgeous Cotswolds farmhouse provides a glimpse into what life has been like Sussex so far, as they eagerly await their move to Windsor.
Having turned down the chance to live in a 21-room apartment in Kensington Palace amid tensions with would-be neighbours Prince William and Kate Middleton, the newlyweds are said to be feeling much more at home now, having left Harry’s Nottingham Cottage behind.
The stop-gap property, nestled in four acres of Oxfordshire fields, has already played hosts to a number of star-studded guests – from Amal and George Clooney to Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.
Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland is also said to have paid a visit to the Grade II-listed home, which is valued at £2.3 million.
Dating back to the 18th century, the four bedroom property has been home for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since May, and they will remain there as they await the completion of Frogmore Cottage’s renovation – said to conclude early this year.
“It’s a fabulous place with stunning views and extraordinarily private,” a source told The Sun.
“It’s set in a small bowl of beautiful countryside so is not overlooked in any way.
“Meghan adores the area. She and Harry love walking the dogs there, and they can entertain their friends in complete solitude.”
The property has a converted barn attached to its exterior, which contains two kitchens on each floor, plus a scene sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The grounds also have a two bedroom cottage for guests or staff, as well as an outdoor seating area with a heated patio.
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, moved into the home shortly before their wedding in May last year.
The Duchess is currently supervising the refurbishment of their soon-to-be permanent home, Frogmore Cottage, where they hope to be living before the birth of their first baby, due in late March or early April.