Five majestic AirBnB’s to live like a royal for the weekend

Five majestic AirBnB’s to live like a royal for the weekend

Authored by Rachel
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 06:00

Grab your polo mallet and a corgi, we’ve put together five ways you can feel like a royal—even if it’s just for the weekend.

A luxury Cornish castle by the river Tamar

Have an Uber Exec drop you at the end of this Cornish castle’s long, picturesque driveway by the statue of the estate’s original owner, Sir John Tillie, who was buried in the mausoleum and whose bones were only discovered and removed from the house in 2013.

Stepping inside the grand entrance, you’re instantly steeped in history while enjoying the luxury of this gorgeous Airbnb.

The house backs onto the picturesque river Tamar and has beautiful grounds, including a delightful wisteria tunnel, should you arrive at the right time of year. There are also acres of elegant lawns where you can play croquet and a communal firepit for the toasting of marshmallows.

The whole place is kitted out elegantly with four poster beds and period furniture, so you will feel like royalty all weekend.

At £2,468 a night, you might want to bring some friends along to fill up the 11 bedrooms.


A luxury country manor fit for a king—modelled on the original Buckingham Palace

This magnificent, historic luxury villa in Hinwick was built in 1710 and modelled on the original Buckingham Palace. Described as having “True Historic Grandeur!” this place will really have you feeling regal. From the priceless rugs, bohemian crystal chandeliers, enormous dining rooms, and furniture from the original home of Princess Diana, there’s nothing that isn’t stately about this home.

The whole house really looks the part, from the impressive exterior to the 38 acres of magnificent parkland that the house is set in.

The perfect place for princes and princesses.


A Victorian mansion set on majestic country grounds

Consider this lavish Victorian house your country retreat tucked away in the North West, halfway between Bolton and Preston. Perfect for any time of year, there’s a swimming pool, which is heated for use in the summer, a hot tub, and a projection cinema. Equally, if you escape there in the winter, you’ll find roaring fires and elegant dining rooms that will fit the whole court around—and, if you’re venturing outside, don’t forget your brolly, a favourite of the royal family, the birdcage umbrella will let you enjoy the views whatever the weather.

The house even comes with a small cat named Tink, who the owners kindly ask you to adopt for the weekend, and a chicken coop that you can pilfer for your morning Eggs Royale.


Retreat like Royalty at this luxury Georgian mansion in Essex

If you’re looking for pure, luxurious refinement, you can’t go far wrong with this stunning Georgian mansion in Essex. Tucked away in 52 acres of private Essex countryside, this is where royalty might escape to. It’s got a beautiful heated indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, gym, tennis court, games room and even its own private lake. It’s brimming with style and finery.

From the grand piano to the marble bathroom and impeccable games room, this place might just be our favourite. Five nights, though, will cost you the best part of £15,000, and with a mere seven bedrooms, there are not that many friends to share it with. But, if you’re looking to be really spoiled and grandma just left you the family silver, there aren’t many places that can match the splendour.


A grade-II listed Jacobean castle that is steeped in history

How about a stay in a true Jacobean castle in Durham? This Grade II listed building really looks the part and, at a mere £840 a night, is one of the more accessible properties on our list. Situated on 14 acres of land and surrounded by a nature reserve on the beautiful northeast coast of England, this is the place to feast like a lord and party like a princess.

There are no worries about inviting the whole entourage; the castle boasts 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, so you’ll easily tuck in 22 people. And, resplendent in regal red, the dining room can seat 32, so you could even have a few day trippers come and join you.

There is, of course, the obligatory hot tub with a very cute sauna, but the pièce de resistance is the dungeon! Spanning the whole footprint of the house and featuring its own private bar bedecked with carved wooden figureheads, there are plenty of nooks and crannies in which you can drink and dance the night away.

What’s more, pets are allowed too.

Now, where did I put that corgi?

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