Duchess Camilla’s £3.75million mansion almost belonged to Kate Middleton’s parents

Duchess Camilla’s £3.75million mansion almost belonged to Kate Middleton’s parents

Before she called Clarence House her home, Duchess Camilla lived in Bolehyde Manor in Wiltshire with her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles.

The couple lived in the impressive property from 1973 until 1986, but 25 years later it also reportedly caught the attention of the Duchess of Cambridge ‘s parents Carole and Michael Middleton. The pair eyed up the Grade II listed manor house in 2011, shortly before Kate married Prince William .

The Duchess of Cornwall’s former home – which was also reportedly where Prince Charles courted the late Princess Diana – sold in December 2020 for £3.75million.

It features eight bedrooms and is set across 70 acres, with a swimming pool, tennis court, several outbuildings and land for farming . The property is also situated just 15 miles from Prince Charles’ home Highgrove Estate in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. According to the Savills listing , the house “dates back approximately 700 years” and is “steeped in character from the heavy oak front door to the mullian windows and time-smoothed flag stone floors in the principle reception rooms”. Both of the principle living rooms feature huge log fireplaces at either end, suggesting that they were once a conjoined space to make a larger room for entertaining guests. Elsewhere in the home, Duchess Camilla and her ex-husband Andrew would have had their very own office . One of the eight bedrooms features traditional wood furniture throughout.

SEE: Kate Middleton and Prince William’s incredible country estate has to be seen to be believed And the outside is just as majestic. “The captivating gardens at Bolehyde are a carefully restored and wonderfully maintained extension of the main house,” says the listing. “With immaculate topiary hedging and attractive stone walling defining individual pockets of character like rooms of varying moods. It is a veritable succession of secret gardens connected by formal walks, accessed from the east through wrought iron gates and flanked by stone summerhouses which mark the original approach to the house.”.

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