Staycation on the set of The Crown! Stately home used as Downing Street and Buckingham Palace is available to hire from £2,000 a night – complete with 13 bedrooms, a games room and tennis courts
- Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire is available for private hire – with prices starting at £2,000 per night
- Stately home has featured in The Crown – including scenes with Gillian Anderson and Olivia Colman
- Stately home, which was designed by Sir William Chambers, has welcomed Kings and Queens since 1166
Fans of The Crown can get a little taste of the on-screen grandeur by renting out one of the stunning stately homes that served as a filming location for the fourth series of the hit Netflix show.
Hedsor House, in Buckinghamshire, was used as a stand-in for Margaret Thatcher’s (Gillian Anderson) Downing Street and for some rooms of Balmoral Castle, where the Queen (Olivia Colman) and other members of the royal family spend time.
Although it is not a royal residence, the 13-bedroom country home does boast real-life royal connections and has hosted Kings, Queens and royal children from nearby Windsor Castle.
The property, which boasts sumptuous reception rooms, a cosy library, and incredible grounds, is available to hire from £2,000, for a minimum of five nights.
Hedsor House, in Buckinghamshire, was used as a stand-in for Margaret Thatcher’s (Gillian Anderson) Downing Street and for some rooms of Balmoral Castle, where the Queen (Olivia Colman) and other members of the royal family spend time
The scene above takes place at Hedsor, with the show creators simply swapping the portrait featured above the mantelpiece. In the centre of the image is Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher
Guests are encouraged to pop the Champagne and challenge their loved ones to a game of something in the Ballroom/Games Lounge (pictured)
Step from the private dressing room into the onyx bathroom complete with double shower, chandelier and beautiful free-standing roll top bath (pictured)
Hedsor’s twelve further guest bedrooms, including two suites, all hug the outer perimeter of the house, commanding sweeping views over the entire estate. Pictured, one of the 13 bedrooms
Steeped in history, the stunning stately home (pictured, the exterior) was originally designed by Sir William Chambers, the architect of Somerset House
Steeped in history, the stunning stately home was originally designed by Sir William Chambers, the architect of Somerset House, with the help of King George III and Queen Charlotte. They were captivated by Hedsor’s picturesque position high above the River Thames and its proximity to London.
The house was once famously the home of Dowager Princess of Wales, mother of George III and the founder of Kew Gardens.
Following its fascinating 800 year history and decades as the seat of the Shephard Family, the beautiful Georgian house underwent an extensive renovation and restoration project in the mid to late 2000s.
In 2007 Hedsor opened its doors to the world for the first time in eight centuries when it served as Nicole Kidman’s character’s home in the film adaptation of The Golden Compass.
The home has established itself as a popular film venue, appearing in the likes of Downton Abbey and ciritically-acclaimed Quartet.
Hedsor House boasts decadent features and historic art work (pictured, left and right), along with various rooms which guests can retreat to
Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, walking into the same room at Hedsor House in a scene in The Crown
Hedsor House comes complete with professional kitchens perfect for bringing your own staff along with you. Pictured, the dining area
Guests can retreat to The Drawing Room (pictured) which overlooks the South Lawn to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea
Every room includes an ensuite plus tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer & Elemis or Floris toiletries. Pictured, one of the 13 bedrooms
Hedsor House is following all government Covid-19 regulations and so stays are only permitted for family bubbles. Pictured, one of the bedrooms
Celebrities who have stayed or filmed at the venue include George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Mark Ronson, Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightly, Mark Ronson, Richard E. Grant, Dustin Hoffman and Elle Mcacpherson.
Inside guests have access to 13 bedrooms, including a stunning primary suite, as well as a number of recreation spaces.
Guests can enjoy a hot mug of cocoa cuddled up in The Library Snug or pop the Champagne and challenge the family to a game of something in the Ballroom/Games Lounge.
Celebrities who have filmed, partied or stayed at Hedsor House include George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Nicole Kidman. Pictured, a dining area
Kick back and relax in one of the stately home’s impressive drawing rooms, featuring large windows and glamorous chandelier (pictured)
Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to the number of rooms they can retreat to to unwind (pictured)
The team at Hedsor can organise a butler, chefs, housekeeping staff on guest’s behalf if they opt not to bring their own staff with them. Pictured, a dining area
Hedsor House is following all government Covid-19 regulations and so stays are only permitted for family bubbles. Pictured, the drawing room
At the end of a busy day, guests can retreat to The Drawing Room, overlooking the South Lawn, for some afternoon tea. The socialising continues in one of the house’s formal lounges and dining can be held in The Boudoir. End the evening with a nightcap in The Willingdon Bar.
As well as enjoying the luxurious interiors and the incredible space inside, guests can spend their days strolling through the grounds, playing tennis and battling it out over a game of croquet on The South Lawns or in the newly kitted out Games Room (in the Ballroom).
Meanwhile, for the more adventurous, guests can take to Hedsor’s 4×4 off-roading course or explore the estate on Segways. However, Hedsor House is following all government Covid-19 regulations and so stays are only permitted for family bubbles.
Hedsor House, which is just 15 miles from London Heathrow Airport and 30 minutes to London, sits within 100 acres of beautiful private parkland. Pictured, the garden
The impressive property boasts a cosy fireplace (pictured left) and statement mirrors and chandeliers (pictured right)
Guests can not only enjoy a luxury spa, but can also have a game of table tennis in one of the grand drawing rooms (pictured)
Those keen to stay in the impressive stately home can enjoy socialising in one of the house’s formal lounges and dine together in The Boudoir (pictured)
Hedsor House (pictured) was originally designed by Sir William Chambers, the architect of Somerset House, with the help of King George III and Queen Charlotte
Hedsor House also features newly refurbished tennis courts (pictured) – but that will set guests back at an additional cost
As well as enjoying the luxurious interiors and the incredible space inside, guests can spend their days strolling through the grounds (pictured)
For more information visit Hedsor.com
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