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Royal family yanks the Queen’s garden house from Airbnb

Following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday — and an ill-timed press announcement selling an Airbnb itemizing on royal grounds despatched out by e-mail early that morning — the Royal Household has taken down the itemizing for the short-term keep, The Put up has discovered.

Earlier than Queen Elizabeth’s passing, the backyard home on her Sandringham Property was listed on the favored trip rental web site, and had already been booked by friends via February 2024.

The property is a part of the 600-acre property that historically served as host for the Royal Household’s Christmas celebrations.

That stated, Sandringham Fortress is most famously often called the situation the place the Queen gave her annual Christmas broadcast.

The Royal Household, together with boutique vacation cottage company Norfolk Hideaways, initially listed the property for hire in 2019. Serving as the previous house of the Queen Elizabeth’s head gardener, it most lately made its method again on the rental market on Wednesday — a day earlier than the Queen died.

A photograph from the Queen’s final Christmas broadcast from Sandringham fort on December 25, 2021.
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“Because of the latest passing of Queen Elizabeth, the internet hosting firm has taken the itemizing down at the moment,” a supply informed The Put up. “Reinstating the itemizing is on the discretion of the internet hosting firm and the homeowners of the property.”

“As Sandringham Property is a working royal residence, the provision for the general public to remain on this itemizing is extremely restricted,” the supply added.

The earlier itemizing famous that the brick home supplied lodging of as much as eight friends over two flooring.

The garden house at the Queen's Sandringham estate.
The backyard home on the Queen’s Sandringham property.
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The grounds.
The grounds.
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The dining room.
The eating room.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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One of four bedrooms.
One among 4 bedrooms.
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And, as a nod to the late Queen’s love of canines, the itemizing additionally famous: “furry associates welcome.”

“We’re delighted that the Backyard Home on Her Majesty The Queen’s Sandringham Property is now obtainable to ebook on Airbnb,” Amanda Cupples, Airbnb’s Common Supervisor for Northern Europe, informed The Put up in a press release on Thursday morning — shortly earlier than information broke saying the Queen had died.

“This picturesque cottage set within the grounds of one of many Queen’s most lovely estates is an ideal hideaway for friends on the lookout for a really distinctive keep, and hopefully they might even see a Corgi or two!” Cupples added.

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