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Prince Charles’ Former Estate Is for Sale at US$6.7 Million

Prince Charles’ former country estate in Dartmoor National Park is up for sale at US$6.7 million. Comes complete with fishing rights.

Nov 11, 2021 | By Sarah Ridzwan
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Image: Knight Frank

A country estate in Southwestern England is up for sale for US$6.7 million, and new owners could be obliged to receive a royal visitor on short notice.

Brimptsmead is a six-bedroom Edwardian family home sitting on 9.22 acres of land in Dartmoor National Park. Featuring paddocks, a woodland, and a bank of the River Dart that comes with fishing rights according to real estate agent Knight Frank.

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Image: Knight Frank

The current owners bought the house from Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, 27 years ago. The owners say the terms of the sale allow him to “retain the right to fish on the property’s riverbank as long as 24 hours notice is given,” according to the listing details sent to CNN.

Knight Frank said it has not happened to the current owners, however, Prince Charles could still potentially drop by the estate for some fishing if he feels like it. The heir apparent owns the land surrounding the property, which is part of Dartmoor National Park.

Brimptsmead was completed in 1906 and has seen a number of famous visitors including Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, according to Knight Frank’s spokeswoman.

prince charles country home interior
Image: Knight Frank

Its new owners to Prince Charles’ estate are able to enjoy the six-bedroom main residence, built from pink granite and turrets topped with 26,000 red tiles. The estate also has two cottages.

As the estate is surrounded by the national park which is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the listing has been described as a “very unusual opportunity”. The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate that belongs to the Duke of Cornwall, the eldest surviving son of the British monarchy and heir to the throne. The current Duke is Prince Charles who is the longest-serving Duke since the duchy’s creation in 1337.

In the same country, the luxury property market in London has grown by 1.2 per cent, a feat that has not been seen since 2015. The last six years had not been kind to the city with Brexit, and then Covid-19. However, a report saw that prices in its upscale neighbourhoods have grown the fastest in six years.

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