By Amy Hunt
The homes of the royal family are some of the most palatial and impressive abodes around.
- Mike and Zara Tindall share the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire with the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.
- Anne has lived on the estate since the 70s.
- Her brother Prince Charles' country estate is Birkhall, where he andCamilla isolated during the coronavirus lockdown.
So far, we've taken a look at Bagshot Park, Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward's home, had a deep dive into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's UK residence in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage,and explored Anmer Hall, where Prince William, Catherine, and their three children are on lockdown.
With a look at all these gorgeous royal homes, we began to wonder - where do Princess Anne and Mike and Zara Tindall live?
Princess Anne is the Queen and Prince Philip's only daughter, and she regularly undertakes the most royal duties of the entire family each year.
And despite Zara being the Queen's granddaughter, she was not given a royal title by her mother, Princess Anne. As such, she and her rugby player husband Mike do not complete official duties on behalf of the Queen, and have their own separate careers. However, the pair do occasionally attend family events with the Queen, including Royal Ascot.
So where do Mike, Zara and Anne call home?
Where do Princess Anne and Zara and Mike Tindall live?
The family live in Gatcombe Park, in Gloucestershire, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Gatcombe Park is a 700-acre estate, and a private, royal country home. It's main building is an impressive, Grade II listed home - which is where Princess Anne lives.
The home sits within acres of land on the estate, where Princess Anne also holds annual equestrian events.
Dotted around the large estate are other royal homes - including Mike and Zara Tindall's.
Zara's brother and his wife also live within the grounds of the 700-acre estate.
However, following the sad news of Autumn and Peter's split in February, it's been reported that the pair will no longer continue to share their marital home at Aston Farm, on the Gatcombe estate, with one of them reported to be moving out to another part of the land.
Aston Farm is also where Peter's father, Mark Phillips, lives with his second wife.
A brief history of Gatcombe Park
Gatcombe has been the home of the Princess Royal since 1976, when it was bought privately by the Queen for her and her then-husband, Captain Mark Phillips. The Queen bought the beautiful, rural property from the former Home Secretary Lord Butler of Saffron Walden.
In 2013, Anne and her current husband, Timothy Laurence, were joined by Mike and Zara Tindall, when they sold their Cheltenham home and came to live on the Gatcombe estate.
Zara and Mike moved to Gatcombe just before welcoming their first child, Mia Tindall, Princess Anne's third grandchild. It's not clear where on the estate Zara and Mike live, with Princess Anne and her husband taking up residence in the main house.
Gatcombe is certainly a convenient place for the Tindall family to be, with equestrian Zara having many of her horses stabled on the estate. Now, the couple live there with daughter Mia their one-year-old daughter Lena, and are often pictured enjoying the grounds together as a family at the eventing trials.
Who owns Gatcombe Park?
While Princess Anne, Mike, and Zara Tindall's home was bought privately by the Queen over 50 years ago, it was extensively refurbished and renovated prior to the family moving in back in the late 1970s, funded by the Crown purse.
What is Gatcombe Park like inside?
According to reports, the main manor house of Gatcombe, where Princess Anne lives, has five main bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room, and a conservatory.
Like most private royal residences, there are very few pictures from within the home. However, Princess Anne recently opened the new Nightingale Hospital in Glasgow via video link - and the video shares a sneak glimpse at the Princess Royal's home office.
Behind Anne, royal fans can see the peachy walls of Gatcombe, adorned with gold-gilted picture frames. In fact, there's even a sweet picture of Zara and Mike on their wedding day pride of place in the office - as well as even more pictures of the family dotted around a desk behind her. She's even got some beautiful flowers sat on her fireplace! What a lovely place to work...
What are the Gatcombe Park grounds like?
The Gatcombe Park estate is famous in the horse and eventing world for hosting many of the sport's annual events.
It's the former home of the Festival of British Eventing, and Zara Tindall herself has often competed there. And Princess Anne has always been keen to make the estate work and earn money for itself, as she revealed on the BBC programme Countryfile lately. She explained, "It's really nice to come back and just be yourself in an area like this. Being able to take on a place like this – for me, I’ve got to make it work. This is not something that comes free, this has got to pay it’s way, otherwise I can’t stay here."
The estate also hosts a lot of land for farming, a biannual craft fair, as well as the equestrian events - so it certainly pays for itself!
In fact, Princess Anne even shared a glimpse of the farm at Gatcombe on the Royal Family Instagram account.
Taken as part of her guest editor role with Country Life, and to mark her upcoming 70th birthday, the pictures allow royal fans a look at Anne's gorgeously green farm land, and her beautiful horses. Swipe through the post to see all the pictures...
How much is Gatcombe Park worth?
The price of the home when it was bought in the 70s was not disclosed, but it was reported to have been bought for around £500,000 - £750,000. However, it's likely that the home, with its extensive grounds, is worth much more now!
Is Gatcombe Park open to the public?
The Gloucestershire residence isn't open for visits from the general public, but given that a lot of equestrian events are held there, the public are able to visit the home inadvertently.
However these are held in the large grounds, so it's highly unlikely visitors would see the royal's private residences.
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