The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living at the residence since May, as they await their move to Windsor.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s secret bolthole in the countryside has been revealed for the first time.
The stunning farmhouse is based in the Cotswolds and has been the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s temporary royal residence as they await their move to Windsor.
The pair have been living at the cottage in May after turning down the chance to live in a 21-room apartment in Kensington Palace amid rumours of a rift between the couple and would-be neighbours Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Meghan and Harry are said to be feeling very much at home after leaving Harry’s Nottingham Cottage behind
The property is valued at £2.3 million and has already been visited by a number of famous faces including Amal and George Clooney, Serena Williama and Alexis Ohanian.
Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland is also said to have paid a visit to the Grade II-listed home.
Dating back to the 18th century, the four bedroom property has been home for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since May, and they will remain there as they await the completion of Frogmore Cottage ’s renovation – said to conclude early this year.
“It’s a fabulous place with stunning views and extraordinarily private,” a source told The Sun .
“It’s set in a small bowl of beautiful countryside so is not overlooked in any way.
“Meghan adores the area. She and Harry love walking the dogs there, and they can entertain their friends in complete solitude.”
The property has an converted barn attached to its exterior, which contains two kitchens on each floor, plus a scene sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The grounds also have a two bedroom cottage for guests or staff, as well as an outdoor seating area with a heated patio.
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, moved into the home shortly before their wedding in May last year.
The Duchess is currently supervising the refurbishment of their soon-to-be permanent home, Frogmore Cottage, where they hope to be living before the birth of their first baby, due in late March or early April.
Frogmore Cottage has more than enough space for the Sussex family and a nursery for their baby – and even a gym or a yoga studio – with 10 bedrooms.
Formerly known as Double Garden Cottage, the home is set within Windsor Castle’s Home Park and faces the stunning and sprawling grounds of Frogmore House, which will no doubt become a more popular stop on the Windsor tourist trail.
The cottage is currently divided into five units which were home to royal staff, but it will be transformed into a family home with modern amenities.
Frogmore Cottage is set in an area that has sentimental value and many memories for the Duke, 34, and Duchess, 37.
t’s half a mile south of Windsor Castle, the Queen’s summer residence, and St George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan tied the knot in May as millions around the world watched on TV.
Their wedding reception, hosted by the Prince of Wales, was held at Frogmore House, which was also where the couple’s engagement photos were taken.
They reportedly had a summer picnic there in 2017 before getting engaged.
Frogmore House is in a peaceful and secluded location, surrounded by 35 acres of lush vegetation and Berkshire countryside.
The estate has its own man-made lake, Frogmore Lake, and is home to the Royal Burial Ground and the tomb of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Those interred at the burial ground include King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson – the divorced American socialite whose intended marriage to Edward sparked a constitutional crisis and led to his abdication in 1936.
Meghan is the second American divorcee to marry into the Royal Family, but unlike Wallis she has been warmly received.
Frogmore House was once home to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent, for almost 20 years. Her remains are also held there, in an elegant mausoleum.
The House – built in the 1680s and purchased by Queen Charlotte, wife of George III in 1792 – is open to the public just one month a year, in August, plus three charity open days in June.
The sprawling grounds allowed Queen Charlotte to indulge her love of botany, as the gardens, initially flat, were filled with 4,00 trees and many rare and unusual plants.
Charlotte’s Vice-Chamberlain, Major William Price, and the Rev. Christopher Alderson of Derbyshire transformed the estate, creating the winding lake, wooded mounds, glades, walks and bridges in the Picturesque style.
Tickets cost up to £35 a person through the Royal Collection Trust.
Inside, there are grand and elegant rooms – including one decorated by 18th-century flower painter Mary Moser. Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of George III and Charlotte, painted garlands in The Cross Gallery.
The Britannia Room is furnished with items from the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was decommissioned in 1997.
Watercolours by Victoria’s daughters, Princesses Victoria and Louise, are still in the House.
Public access is extremely limited because Frogmore House, currently uninhabited, is still used by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family as a retreat for private and official royal engagements.
Frogmore House was built by Hugh May, Charles II’s architect, and given a name that refers to the abundance of frogs in the surrounding, low-lying marshy area.
It became a royal residence about 100 years later and has become a hideaway for royal couples and families, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and their children.
Victoria was fond of Frogmore’s peace and quiet, and it is said to have been her favourite retreat, visiting during her long widowhood and working on her papers there.
Frogmore Cottage was once home to Abdul Karim, Victoria’s “Munshi”, or teacher.
A summerhouse in the form of a Gothic ruin and a teahouse made for Victoria are both still standing on the estate.
George VI and the Queen Mother honeymooned in the grounds in 1923.
In 2008, it hosted the wedding reception of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and his Canadian wife Autumn.
Last year, the Queen called it a “wonderfully relaxing environment” that “holds a special place in (her) family’s affection”.