Posh house-hunters can live like royalty – by renting the Queen Mother’s former home.
It doesn’t come cheap though – the cost is £5,000 a month. But for that huge price tag, you get the run of a truly beautiful and elegant property.
Thornby Grange, 12 miles from Northampton, was reputedly twice let to the then Duke and Duchess of York in the 1920s and 1930s. The royal couple later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother revisited the house in the 1980s.
Thornby Grange, in Northants, was reputedly twice let to the then Duke and Duchess of York in the 1920s and 1930s
The Queen Mother referred to Thornby Grange in personal letters to friends and officials, including Margaret Thatcher
This is a rare opportunity to rent a historic, opulent country home in Northamptonshire
A farmhouse-style kitchen is equipped with everything tenants need for entertaining
The 16-bedroom mansion was built as a hunting box in the Queen Anne revival style
Rent includes a professional gardener to tend to the extensive manicured gardens surrounding the property
The 16-bedroom mansion, which is set in acres of land and has its own billiards room, was built as a hunting box in the Queen Anne revival style.
The Queen Mother referred to Thornby Grange in personal letters to friends and officials, including in correspondence with Margaret Thatcher.
It is now being offered on the rental market.
Tenants can spend time in lavishly-decorated rooms with a fireplace and stunning views over landscaped gardens
Prospective tenants will pay £5,000 a month to stay in the property, which is being let by Savills
Thornby Grange has 16 bedrooms and a billiards room, and will be let partly furnished
The elegant home was designed for entertaining with plenty of room for family and guests
The property contrasts period features including fireplaces with modern comforts such as new carpets
After staying in the mansion in the 1920s and 1930s, the Queen Mother revisited the house in the 1980s
Emma Stead, of Savills estate management company, said: ‘Opportunities to rent a historic country house of this kind in this part of the world are few and far between.
‘It was designed for entertaining with a grand reception hall at its heart and has 16 bedrooms in all, so there’s plenty of room for family and guests.’
The rent includes a professional gardener to tend to the extensive gardens surrounding the partly-furnished property.