Queen Elizabeth II paid more than £500,000 privately for this Royal residence

Princess Anne, Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall’s 700-acre shared estate – Gatcombe Park – was bought by the Queen 50 years ago.

Queen Elizabeth II paid more than £500,000 privately for this Royal residence
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Queen Elizabeth II paid more than £500,000 privately for this Royal residence

Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire is one of the lesser-known estates in the Royal Family’s property portfolio. Princess Anne, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall share the 700-acre estate and live on property nestled in the heart of Cotswold.

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Gatcombe Park has been Princess Anne’s home since 1976 while Zara and Mike Tindall joined Princess Royale in 2013 after selling their Cheltenham home. Zara and Mike moved to the estate just before welcoming their first child.

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According to Woman and Home, Queen Elizabeth II paid somewhere between £500,000 - £750,000 when she privately bought the house in the 70s for Princess Anne. However, the value of the estate and its extensive grounds is expected to be much more than that today.

The 700-acre estate is a private, royal country home where the main building is an impressive Grade II listed home. Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence live in this main residence. Meanwhile, it's unknown where on the estate Zara and Mike live.

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The Crown purse funded main manor has 5 main bedrooms, 4 secondary bedrooms, 4 reception halls, a billboard room, a conservatory and a library. Princess Anne’s son Peter Philips and his wife also shared the estate until their split in February 2020.

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Equestrian world popularity

Gatcombe Park estate is pretty popular in the horse and eventing world. Both Princess Anne and Zara Tindall share a passion for horses and so the Princess holds many equestrian events on the estate.

Even equestrian Zara has many of her horses stabled on the estate. It also hosts a lot of land for farming and a biannual craft fair so the property actually pays for itself. Like the rest of the Royal residences, there are very few photos of the inside of the house.

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The house is also not exclusively open for public visits, however, the public is still allowed on the estate grounds during the equestrian events.

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