The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could soon become new residents of the picture-postcard village Great Tew in the Cotswolds, as the newlyweds are reportedly building a manor house set on 13 acres.
Known locally as Beggars Lodge, the luxury home will be fit for the royals, featuring six bedrooms, three reception rooms and staff quarters, it has been reported across UK media.
Computer-generated drawings by a local designer, published on the West Oxfordshire District Council’s website, show the new country bolthole which will replace an existing cluster of ruined farm buildings.
While Kensington Palace has not confirmed that the couple will move to the property, the site was sold to an unnamed buyer shortly after Harry and Meghan became engaged in November.
A source told the Daily Mail: "The property has been earmarked for a specific couple and the project is shrouded in secrecy, so naturally the assumption in the village is that Meghan and Harry might move in.
"The property will take at least a year to build, which would explain why they are renting in the area for that amount of time."
Meanwhile, it was reported in early June that Harry and Meghan signed a two-year lease on a property on the Great Tew estate while Nottingham Cottage is being renovated. The Kensington Palace location will be their permanent residence once it is complete.
The website of the Great Tew Estate reads: "The Great Tew Estate encapsulates much of what might be considered the archetypal English Country Estate. Spring lambs playing in rolling grassland, oak woods with a carpet of bluebells, chocolate box thatch cottages... the Great Tew Estate is all this and much more."
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