Anmer Hall, a discreet 10-bedroomed house situated on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, has reportedly been given the all clear from the West Norfolk Borough Council to be renovated in preparation for Kate and William’s family.
The Duchess, who is pregnant with her first child, and Prince William’s new home will be converted to include extra accommodation, a rerouted entrance road lined with shrubs and tree for privacy, and a new garden room with oak beams and stone columns. The pergola-style room will eventually be covered in plants to provide shade and prevent prying eyes.
The hall was built in 1802 and rented to Prince Charles’s friend Hugh van Cutsem while Prince Williams was growing up, and as a child, he enjoyed many visits to the house to play with the van Cutsem’s children.
From 1972 until 1990 the house was leased by the Duke and Duchess of Kent and used as their country retreat.
James Everett currently holds a lease on the house until 2017 and operates a kitchen worktop business on the property.
It likely that Mr Everett will be asked to move out before his lease has expired so the renovation work can commence.
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