Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are in nesting mode. The royal duo, who were wed just two weeks ago, have signed a two-year lease for a new home in the Cotswolds.
Located about 90 minutes outside of London, the Grand Tew Estate is described as the “archetypal English Country Estate. Spring lambs playing in rolling grassland, oak woods with a carpet of bluebells, chocolate box thatch cottages.” Damn, that’s bucolic! Their specific property, WestfieldLarge, is set on the 4000-acre grounds, which is also the same peaceful location as the famous Soho Farmhouse, where Meghan went for some chill-out time before the wedding. (David and Victoria Beckham also have a country home there.)
“Meghan loves the Cotswolds and fell in love with the estate the first time she went,” a source told Us Weekly. “She’s excited to move into another property on the royal estate. She can’t wait to decorate it like her own, where she feels like it’s her home.”
While it’s assumed the couple will move into Nottingham Cottage (commonly referred to as “Nott Cott”) on the grounds of Kensington Palace, that property has been under construction since last fall. When they move in, they’ll basically be neighbors with Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children.
Of course, Queen Elizabeth is expected to bestow quite the hefty gift on the duo: She generally gives homes as wedding gifts (Sure beats your measuring spoons and hand towel, huh?). While she gifted Prince William and Duchess Kate with Amner Hall located on Sandringham Estate, many are guessing she’ll give Harry and Meghan York Cottage, which is located nearby.
The couple will soon take off for their honeymoon in East Africa, before returning to WestfieldLarge.