idea of living like
Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton or Prince William seems
like something that can only happen in your dreams. Large castles, stunning
vacation homes and perfectly curated gardens are things seemingly reserved for
royalty…or are they? It was recently announced that two
guest cottages located on the Queen's Sandringham country estate in Norfolk,
England are now open as vacation rentals.
Starting at around $935 a week, guests can stay either in
the Garden House, once used by the estate's
gardener and has room for eight, or at
the Granary, which is a modern barn with room
for six. Both homes come fully furnished, have a washer, dryer, and all towels
and bed linens. One of the best amenities though has to be the chance to live like
William and Kate who've set up their family home on the property in the
10-bedroom Anmer Hall.
Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham palace has opened two homes on the property for rent Photo: Getty Images
isn't the only royal home you can rent. The family has amazingly opened up
several other places for civilian guests to enjoy.
Nicky Hilton made
use of the famous Kensington Palace for her wedding to James Rothschild in August.
The Orangery is located
within Kensington Gardens and is licensed for civil weddings and allows for
receptions on its terrace. It also happens to be located next door
to William and Kate's apartment.
Nicky Hilton rented out The Orangery in Kensington Gardens for her wedding Photo: Rex
you're hoping to experience a getaway like the Queen, then head to her palace in
Balmoral Estate. Each summer HRH heads to the Scottish highlands
to relax with her corgis, and you can do the same in one of the property's five
cottages that vary in distance to the main castle. You can enjoy a round of
golf, some fishing or simply explore the 50,000 acres of stunning landscape.
The Queen heads to Balmoral Estate every summer Photo: Getty Images
Meanwhile the favorite
Queen Victoria was most certainly the Osbourne House with its own
private beach and acres of lush grounds and gardens. You can experience
the same hideaway feel by staying at the Pavilion or one of the Sovereigns Gate
cottages near the beach.
Hampton Court features stunning grounds you're allowed to explore Photo: Getty Images
not as famous, but still as grand as the others,
Hampton Court Palace has been
in use for centuries and features the
world’s most famous maze with a half mile of twisting turns. Rent the Georgian
House apartment on the grounds and you'll be treated to your own private walled
garden and gorgeous views over the palace roofs.
The stunning villa in Mustique where Princess Maragaret stayed is available to rent for $20,000 a week Photo: sjvillas.co.uk
And though it's not an official palace, you can even vacation like a royal by staying at
Les Jolies Eaux in Mustique where Princess Margaret stayed. The extremely private villa contains five bedrooms, a full staff and pool overlooking incredible island views starting for $20,000 a week. A stay on the island also comes with a chance of seeing Will and Kate as they vacation there every year.