Buyer of Prince Charles’ $6.7M home must let him fish there

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Prince Charles’ glorious former home is up for sale for the first time since he sold it over 27 years ago — but there’s a catch. 

Listed at nearly $6.7 million, the next buyer must be OK with his royal highness stopping by to fish. 

The listing explains that since the home was built in 1906, it has been owned by the Duchy of Cornwall — an estate that funds “the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family,” according to its website.

“A quirk remaining from the previous ownership allows his royal highness to retain the right to fish on the property’s riverbank as long as 24-hour notice is given,” a representative for the real estate agency, Knight Frank, told Insider. 

“The estate is surrounded by a national park still owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, making the sale of a freehold property a very unusual opportunity in the area,” they explained.

The home spans over 8,500 square feet.
The home spans over 8,500 square feet.
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The manicured grounds.
The manicured grounds.
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The river where Prince Charles may come to fish.
The river where Prince Charles may come to fish.
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The foyer.
The foyer.
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The informal living room.
The grand foyer comes with a fireplace.
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One of seven living spaces.
One of seven living spaces.
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A sitting room.
A sitting room.
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However, a representative for the real estate agency however explained to The Post, that since the current owners have moved in nearly three decades ago, they have not had such a visit yet. 

But over the years, notable visitors have included Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and Percy Fawcett, a renowned archaeologist. 

Another living space.
An informal living space.
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The kitchen.
The primary kitchen. There is also an additional catering kitchen.
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The formal dining room.
The formal dining room.
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A stairway.
A stairway leading to the lower and upper levels.
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A sitting area.
A dressing room.
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Located in Dartmoor National Park, in Devon, South of England, the home is made up of six bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven living spaces. 

One of six bedrooms.
One of six bedrooms.
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The primary bathroom.
The primary bathroom.
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A den.
A den.
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An outdoor space for al fresco dining.
An outdoor space for al fresco dining.
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One of six bathrooms.
One of six bathrooms.
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A walking path.
A walking path.
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Spanning over nine acres, the Edwardian designed home also holds a party barn, and features 26,000 clay-tile roof, 120 hand-crafted leaded light mullion windows, polished granite floors, and bespoke oak paneling, according to the listing. 

BTW: Forget dropping a hook, line and sinker — you could also be Prince Charles and Camilla’s next door neighbor right this minute, if your pockets run deep.

A 117-acre estate bordering Prince Charles’ beloved Gloucestershire home, known as Highgrove, is up for sale at $10.1 million.

The Elmestree House Estate, first built in 1844 in Elizabethan style, is on the market for the first time since 1949.

“Family owned estates such as Elmestree rarely come to the market and this estate is particularly special,” Matthew Sudlow, head of Estates and Farm Agency at Strutt & Parker, told The Post in a statement. “To find a house that is as architecturally pure as Elmestree in this part of the world, with many original features along with a model farmstead of this size intact, is remarkable.”



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