Queen seeks new neighbour to rent six-bedroom manor house on her Sandringham estate

The Queen is seeking a new neighbour to rent Flitcham Hall, a six-bedroom manor house on her 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Less than two miles from Sandringham House, it will be available from next spring for £3,750 a month – but tenants aren’t allowed to have any cats.

The ban, which was first introduced in 2016, is thought to have been brought in after domestic cats killed game birds on the estate that had been reared for Royal shooting parties. Dogs are permitted on ‘a house by house basis’.

The Queen is currently spending a long weekend with Prince Philip at her modest farmhouse on the Norfolk estate after returning to work at Windsor Castle for the past month, according to The Mail on Sunday.    

The Queen is seeking a new neighbour to rent Flitcham Hall (pictured), a six-bedroom manor house on her 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk

The Queen is seeking a new neighbour to rent Flitcham Hall (pictured), a six-bedroom manor house on her 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk

Less than two miles from Sandringham House, it will be available from next spring for £3,750 a month - but tenants aren't allowed to have any cats. Pictured, one of the living spaces in the manor home

Less than two miles from Sandringham House, it will be available from next spring for £3,750 a month – but tenants aren’t allowed to have any cats. Pictured, one of the living spaces in the manor home

The ban, which was first introduced in 2016, is thought to have been brought in after domestic cats killed game birds on the estate that had been reared for Royal shooting parties. Dogs are permitted on 'a house by house basis'. Pictured, the dining room

The ban, which was first introduced in 2016, is thought to have been brought in after domestic cats killed game birds on the estate that had been reared for Royal shooting parties. Dogs are permitted on ‘a house by house basis’. Pictured, the dining room

The Queen is currently spending a long weekend with Prince Philip at her modest farmhouse on the Norfolk estate after returning to work at Windsor Castle for the past month, according to The Mail on Sunday. Pictured, one of the bedrooms available in the manor house

The Queen is currently spending a long weekend with Prince Philip at her modest farmhouse on the Norfolk estate after returning to work at Windsor Castle for the past month, according to The Mail on Sunday. Pictured, one of the bedrooms available in the manor house

Flitcham Hall is believed to be the closest large period property to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home Anmer Hall just over two miles away across open fields. Pictured, the outdoor swimming pool at the property

Flitcham Hall is believed to be the closest large period property to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home Anmer Hall just over two miles away across open fields. Pictured, the outdoor swimming pool at the property

Flitcham Hall is believed to be the closest large period property to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home Anmer Hall just over two miles away across open fields.

The palatial property – which has its own outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, just like Anmer Hall – is coming up for rent unfurnished next spring.

The new tenants will be expected to sign up to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum of three years and details of the property have been announced on the Sandringham estate website.

The palatial property (pictured is one of the bedrooms) - which has its own outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, just like Anmer Hall - is coming up for rent unfurnished next spring

The palatial property (pictured is one of the bedrooms) – which has its own outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, just like Anmer Hall – is coming up for rent unfurnished next spring

The new tenants will be expected to sign up to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum of three years and details of the property have been announced on the Sandringham estate website. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

The new tenants will be expected to sign up to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum of three years and details of the property have been announced on the Sandringham estate website. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

The website says: 'Flitcham Hall (pictured) is the ultimate private country house set off the beaten track and nestled into a private area of the Sandringham Estate'

The website says: ‘Flitcham Hall (pictured) is the ultimate private country house set off the beaten track and nestled into a private area of the Sandringham Estate’

It adds: 'Adjacent to the Royal Fruit Farm, this property has beautiful views across the Norfolk countryside. This large family home provides six bedrooms and three attic rooms.' Pictured, one of the bedrooms available in the manor house

It adds: ‘Adjacent to the Royal Fruit Farm, this property has beautiful views across the Norfolk countryside. This large family home provides six bedrooms and three attic rooms.’ Pictured, one of the bedrooms available in the manor house

The website says: ‘Flitcham Hall is the ultimate private country house set off the beaten track and nestled into a private area of the Sandringham Estate.

‘Adjacent to the Royal Fruit Farm, this property has beautiful views across the Norfolk countryside. This large family home provides six bedrooms and three attic rooms. There is a reception hall, three reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room and utility room.

‘The property boasts a rear walled garden, tennis court and an impressive wine cellar, as well as a number of brick outbuildings. The minimum term to be considered is 3 years, longer would be preferable.’

The house - which is at the end of a long drive - also has a five acre paddock and field shelter available by separate negotiation. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

The house – which is at the end of a long drive – also has a five acre paddock and field shelter available by separate negotiation. Pictured, one of the bathrooms

The website warns that prospective tenants will be carefully vetted to make sure they are suitable and that they will be expected to live full time in the hall. Pictured, one of the living spaces in the property

The website warns that prospective tenants will be carefully vetted to make sure they are suitable and that they will be expected to live full time in the hall. Pictured, one of the living spaces in the property

Anyone interested is being invited to fill in an application form which must be completed before a viewing can be arranged. Pictured, the elegant hallway in the property

Anyone interested is being invited to fill in an application form which must be completed before a viewing can be arranged. Pictured, the elegant hallway in the property

The property boasts a rear walled garden, tennis court (pictured) and an impressive wine cellar, as well as a number of brick outbuildings

The property boasts a rear walled garden, tennis court (pictured) and an impressive wine cellar, as well as a number of brick outbuildings

The house – which is at the end of a long drive – also has a five acre paddock and field shelter available by separate negotiation.

The website warns that prospective tenants will be carefully vetted to make sure they are suitable and that they will be expected to live full time in the hall.

It says: ‘The Sandringham Estate frequently has properties available for rental across 13 villages, from Wolferton across to Bircham.

‘Sandringham’s housing policy is to let properties as a primary residence, prioritising those who live and work locally. Properties are not let on a first come, first served basis, but rather on which prospective tenant is best suited to the property.’ 

The Sandringham estate has around 150 homes which are rented out, although the majority are small cottages. Pictured, the front of the manor house on the Sandringham estate

The Sandringham estate has around 150 homes which are rented out, although the majority are small cottages. Pictured, the front of the manor house on the Sandringham estate

The previous tenants of Flitcham Hall (pictured) had it as a second home for 15 years. The house was rented out for a time as luxury holiday accommodation during summer holidays, sleeping up to 14 people, and priced at between £2589 to £4855 per week

The previous tenants of Flitcham Hall (pictured) had it as a second home for 15 years. The house was rented out for a time as luxury holiday accommodation during summer holidays, sleeping up to 14 people, and priced at between £2589 to £4855 per week

Sowerbys Holiday Cottages described the property (above) at the time as a 'gorgeous house' and a 'fine period property full of character with an old world charm, being lovingly furnished in a relaxed contemporary style for use as a family second home by its interior designer owner'

Sowerbys Holiday Cottages described the property (above) at the time as a ‘gorgeous house’ and a ‘fine period property full of character with an old world charm, being lovingly furnished in a relaxed contemporary style for use as a family second home by its interior designer owner’

The Sandringham Estate frequently has properties available for rental across 13 villages, from Wolferton across to Bircham. Pictured, one of the lavish living spaces at the property

The Sandringham Estate frequently has properties available for rental across 13 villages, from Wolferton across to Bircham. Pictured, one of the lavish living spaces at the property

Anyone interested is being invited to fill in an application form which must be completed before a viewing can be arranged. The website adds: ‘Please be aware we have a strict no cats policy. Dogs will be considered on a house by house basis.’

The Sandringham estate has around 150 homes which are rented out, although the majority are small cottages.

The previous tenants of Flitcham Hall had it as a second home for 15 years. The house was rented out for a time as luxury holiday accommodation during summer holidays, sleeping up to 14 people, and priced at between £2589 to £4855 per week.

Sowerbys Holiday Cottages described it at the time as a ‘gorgeous house’ and a ‘fine period property full of character with an old world charm, being lovingly furnished in a relaxed contemporary style for use as a family second home by its interior designer owner.’

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