Regal Residences: The Properties With Surprising Royal Connections

By Martha Davies

6 months ago

Live like a king in these noble homes

In celebration of the highly-anticipated final season of The Crown, we’ve pulled together a roundup of some impressive properties on the market with surprising royal connections.  Read on for all the details of these truly regal residences. 

The Best Properties With Royal Connections

Tormarton, Badminton, Gloucestershire

This handsome Georgian home dates back to the 16th century, and it was previously part of an estate owned by Lord William Somerset, son of the Duke of Beaufort. Ownership then passed to Edward Grigg, the 1st Lord Altrincham whose son John Grigg was, in fact, a central character in series two of The Crown. The property offers a total of eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven reception rooms, plus nine acres of grounds and an outdoor swimming pool. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £3.75 million

Barnham Court, Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex

Built in the first half of the seventeenth century, this Grade I listed home was described in the esteemed Pevsner Architectural Guides as ‘so similar to Kew Palace in Surrey that the same designer must surely have been responsible.’ The property has been restored to the highest of standards, retaining its unique history and character while offering the best of modern living. From the breathtakingly grand Hall Room you can explore the library, check out the oak-panelled dining room, or take in the aptly named Great Room, which provides a truly superior space for entertaining. There are five bedroom suites and a separate guest cottage, and you can while away the hours by strolling through the grounds: highlights include Anglo-Dutch parterre gardens and the heated swimming pool. Available through Savills and Jackson-Stops for offers in excess of £4.1 million

The Astor

Exterior of 9 Millbank.

Just a stone’s throw from the Palace of Westminster, standing tall amongst London’s royal and political landmarks, this dazzling duplex penthouse is truly the jewel in the crown of London. It is the largest and most impressive home within the 9 Millbank development’s Heritage Collection, boasting three en-suite bedrooms, two kitchens, a media room and an additional two-bedroom annexe. 

The focal point of this astonishing residence is arguably its sprawling reception room, which features 6.3-metre high ceilings alongside carved architraves, gilded domes, decorative 1920s cornicing and hand-cut oak panelling. This elegant space is complete with two mezzanine areas: the first houses a private bar and games room, while the second comprises a library accessed via a bespoke spiral staircase. 

Make the most of such an unbeatable location by exploring the apartment’s enormous roof terrace, which offers 360-degree views of the London skyline. You can also head down to the building’s gym, swimming pool, spa or cinema room if you want to relax. Sound spectacular? This property is truly fit for royalty. Available through St Edward for £35 million. For more information, visit

Lancer Square, Kensington

Exterior of Lancer Square, Kensington.

Not far from Kensington Palace – which is not only the former residence of King Charles III but also the birthplace of Queen Victoria – you’ll find Lancer Square, a collection of 36 utterly regal residences. These are homes with undeniable royal connections: the site was originally part of Kensington Palace grounds and later Kensington Barracks, and its three brand new buildings now stand as a contemporary reflection of both the elegance and history of the area. The development was designed by multi award-winning firm Squire & Partners and delivers residents a truly superior experience thanks to renowned advisory and property management company Rhodium. Amenities include a spa, gym and 20-metre pool, and there are a variety of services available such as underground valet parking and a lifestyle concierge. Whether you’re after a one-bedroom flat or a duplex penthouse, there’s something for you at Lancer Square – and the brand new show apartments designed by Angel O’Donnell and Studio Ashby showcase just how luxurious this development really is. Prices of remaining units start at £12,180,000. Available through Knight Frank and Savills. For more information, visit

Royal Haslar

Aerial view of the Canada Building at Royal Haslar.

The Canada Building at Royal Haslar. Image credit: Grant Silverman

This historic building opened in 1753 and was used as a naval hospital until 2007. If you’re after properties with some particularly stellar royal connections, the hospital was visited in 1982 by King Charles (then Prince of Wales), who met soldiers who had been injured during the Falklands Campaign. Other royal visitors included Queen Victoria, King George V and Princess Alexandra. 

The landmark site is now being transformed into a luxury residential village comprising 550 brand new homes. Amenities will include a coffee shop, convenience store, health spa and even a care home. Spanning 62 acres of the Hampshire coast and boasting unbeatable views of the Solent strait, this development is a thrilling new chapter in our country’s history. For more information, visit

Arlington Street, St James’s, London

Exterior of Arlington Street, St James's.

This extraordinary triplex penthouse spans the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of The Walpole, a magnificent development named after Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s de facto first Prime Minister. The apartment itself offers over 3,000 square feet of space plus an enormous private roof terrace. You’ll find three sumptuous double bedrooms, each with stunning ensuite bathrooms, and a glorious open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. Take in unbeatable views of London from this elegant, contemporary space, or head outside to the terrace to get even closer. Adjacent to the Ritz, the building stands on Arlington Street, a pocket of London which was originally gifted to Henry Bennett, 1st Earl of Arlington, by King Charles II.  Available through Wetherell for £15.5 million

Mottisfont Hall, Eltham, London

Exterior of Mottisfont Hall.

This jaw-dropping Victorian villa stands proudly on what was once the jousting yard in the ancient grounds of Eltham Palace, a favourite spot of Henry VIII during his youth. Period features are on show throughout the property, with highlights such as oak and walnut panelling, ceiling roses, and mosaic flooring. You’ll also spot feature windows and archways which make this a one-of-a-kind property. 

Alongside eight bedrooms and five reception rooms, the house boasts incredible amenities including a gym, sauna, cinema room and snooker room. There is also a separate three-bedroom cottage alongside a gorgeous garden with a patio area and pond. Spacious, grand and steeped in history – what more could you ask for? Available through Knight Frank for offers over £6.5 million

Trent Park by Berkeley

A CGI image of Trent Park House and the Daffodil Lawn at Trent Park

A CGI image of Trent Park House and the Daffodil Lawn at Trent Park

The focal point of this remarkable project is Trent Park House, a Grade II-listed mansion often visited by the former Queen Elizabeth II in her childhood. The mansion was owned by Sir Philip Sassoon, who inherited the estate from his father in 1912 and transformed it into a countryside retreat for distinguished city-dwellers. Sassoon was a British politician and socialite who was also the cousin of renowned war poet Siegfried Sassoon. Aside from royalty, many other esteemed guests frequented Trent Park, including Sir Winston Churchill. 

The Trent Park development by the Berkley Group spans a staggering 413 acres of land in north London and encompasses both new and converted homes. Residents can enjoy access to country-club style leisure facilities such as tennis courts, an open-air swimming pool and a fabulous gym that is tucked away in the estate’s restored orangery. There will also be a reading room and museum inside Trent Park House itself. This is an unmissable opportunity to claim a slice of Britain’s royal past.

The latest collection of homes at Trent Park comprises two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments and mews houses. Unveiled on 10 November, the collection is aptly titled The Royal Mews, and each residence takes its name from a royal palace across the UK. You can’t get much more regal than that. Prices start at £699,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, £1.543 million for a three-bedroom house and £1.795 million for a four-bedroom house. Prices at The Royal Mews start at £1.3 million. For more information, visit

Featured image: Arlington Street, courtesy of Wetherell