Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of the United Kingdom's future king, has ditched her former home in England. According to reports, the $5.1 million property was also one of the places where her husband, Prince Charles courted his then late-wife, Princess Diana.
As Savills' listing, the 73-year-old royal lived at the real estate called "Bolehyde Manor" in Wiltshire from 1973 to 1986. She was still married to her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles.
On the other hand, Prince Charles is said to have enjoyed taking Princess Diana on the said estate before their marriage fell apart in 1996.
The 80.13-acre estate features eight bedrooms, three annex bedrooms, and four reception rooms. The sprawling mansion is located 15-miles from Prince Charles' Highgrove Estate, which serves as his home in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Upon entering the area, you will be greeted with two-stone 18th century gatehouse and a spectacular lawn landscape design. The first glimpse at Bolehyde Manor will surely captivate your sight.
The ground level is composed of the master bedroom, situated at the south side of the house with a breathtaking view.
The seven other bedrooms are spread evenly on the first and second floor, while three additional bedrooms are found in the interconnecting annexe. One of the bedrooms features all-traditional wood furniture.
The house's two main living rooms boasts a massive fireplace at both ends, indicating that both rooms were once a connected area, making a larger room for entertaining guests.
Outside the main house lies the majestic Bolehyde gardens, which was carefully restored by the current owners.
They focused on re-establishing the gardens' natural beauty featuring Mediterranean courtyard theme with tall yew hedging and geometric design found in the well-ordered English kitchen garden.
"A quieter mood may be enjoyed in the peaceful environment of the garden referred to as 'Regents Park', whilst the plum orchard offers bountiful ingredients for autumnal cookery," the listing reads.
Duchess Camilla's former estate also boasts a tennis court, swimming pool, horse stabling, and land for organic farming. The property weas recently sold last December 2020.
Rich History Behind the Property
As per the listing, the mansion's history "dates back approximately 700 years." The Gale family repurchased it in 1635.
Bolehyde Manor is such a character with its heavy oak front food, mullion windows, and time-smoothes flagstone floors.
Interestingly, Hello reported that in 2011, Kate Middleton's parents previously viewed the property and almost bought it before Kate's wedding to Prince William - the third in line to the British throne.
Currently, Camilla and Prince Charles reside at the Clarence House, where they lived since 2003. Before Charles and Camilla, the Queen Mother previously lived in the said royal estate for almost 50 years.
It was also home to the Queen Mother, then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip from 1949 to 1952. That is why Charles haves spent the earlier part of his childhood in this estate, before moving into the Buckingham Palace when Elizabeth was crowned as Queen.