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Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be setting up home in Adderbury?
Published: 16/10/2017 1:45 PM
Adderbury may be about to get a royal resident if rumours become reality. Speculation is growing that Prince Harry is house hunting in the area after a report in a national newspaper over the weekend. The paper quoted "royal sources" in the search for a new home for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and listed Cross Hill House in Adderbury amongst suitable properties currently on the market.
On Saturday The Daily Mail reported that their royal sources had revealed the royal couple are looking in Oxfordshire and are particularly interested in high-end properties tucked away in the rolling Cotswold hills. The Daily Mail quotes a good friend of Prince Harry who told them the Prince has a long-standing affection for the area, while Meghan is said to be entranced by its rustic charm.
Prince Harry is known to have friends and relatives around the Cotswolds, an area estate agents dub the 'Royal Triangle', and has been seen in several Cotswolds hotspots in recent months. It is thought the royal couple have already spent two mini-breaks at Soho Farmhouse, the private members' club in Great Tew which the Daily Mail notes as only 10 miles away from Cross Hill House.
Cross Hill House, on the junction of Cross Hill Road and Manor Road is currently on the market with Frank Knight LLP for £4,250,000. The property which looks down the hill into Horn Hill Road is a Grade II listed property comprising seven to ten bedrooms, reception hall, drawing room, dining room. sitting room leading onto the terrace, kitchen leading to a courtyard and gardens, a utility room and a former butler’s pantry. The property also incudes a cellar which has been converted to another four rooms and a coach house for additional accommodation. Cross Hill House includes 5.98 acres of land, made up of formal and informal gardens interspersed with flower beds and bordered lawns.
Cross Hill House was built in the early 18th century and was owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Everard Du Cane Norris until 1960. The most recent owners of Cross Hill House have owned the property for over 50 years.
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