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The Queen will have new neighbors soon - and they’ve spent a fortune to live next to her.
- The Queen will be welcoming new neighbors to her Windsor Castle residence.
- A Russian oil tycoon bought the next-door estate to accommodate his teenage kids.
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Windsor Park Hall, situated next door to Windsor Castle, has been snapped up for £21.5 million in a lucrative deal with UK property firm Beauchamps Estate.
The spacious site, which is just 13 acres from the Queen’s official residence, was bought by an anonymous Russian oil tycoon and father of teenage kids.
According to Beauchamps Estate managing director, Jeremy Gee, the mega-wealthy businessman was on the hunt for a 'home in the country with all the toys and all the facilities for teenage children.'
Although he already owns a house in central London, he wanted a base in a more remote location due to Covid-19 anxieties.
As a result of the travel restrictions, the oil boss couldn’t visit the UK regularly to carry out his search. Fortunately, he was able to view potential residences through video calling with Beauchamps Estate.
It was during this time that he fell in love with the majestic nine-bedroom manor, which is nestled 20 miles south of London in the affluent county of Surrey.
“At the height of lockdown, we showed him the house on Skype on our phones, room by room, while he was based in Russia,” Gee explained.
After his virtual tour, the oil mogul boarded a private jet to see the house in person. The 29,000 square foot property, which previously belonged to a real estate investor, lived up to his expectations and has officially been added to the collection of properties he already owns.
With its bowling alley, private movie theatre, game room, indoor spa, and outdoor tennis courts, we have no doubt his teenage children will also be delighted with their new home away from home. Let’s just hope they can settle in comfortably and throw a proper housewarming bash when the pandemic comes to a close.
We’re sure the Queen is already waiting for her invite.
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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