Inside Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s ‘idyllic’ £14.7million home with ‘a cool playhouse’

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle escaped royal duties for a quieter life in a nine-bedroom Italian inspired villa nestled away in California. It carries a price tag of over £11million, but how much would it cost to rent their home for the day? Although the property is now occupied by the former royals, the property was previously available to rent via Giggster.

According to their website, renting the villa which is home to 16 bathrooms would cost fans a whopping £515 per hour.

So what is it like inside?

Photos reveal the Italian inspired villa to house a games room, a gym, a library, a wine cellar, a cinema and much more.

Not to mention it is in a prime location in the peaceful surroundings of Montecito, California.

Their house is a Mediterranean-style 18,000 square feet nine-bedroom, 16 bathroom estate that has been reportedly nicknamed ‘The Chateau of Riven Rock’ by locals.

Archie reportedly regularly plays in the grounds of their 7.4-acre property, while protected by a team of security guards.

A source told the American OK Magazine: “There’s a cool playhouse in their garden and Archie loves running around the lawn with the dogs.

“He’s at the age when he can’t keep still.”

Meghan and Harry have a pool, a tennis court, a gym, a spa and a guest cottage for when Meghan’s mother Doria visits.

Richard Mineards, a royal commentator, told the Evening Standard: “It’s an idyllic situation right between the mountains and the ocean.

“In the 18 months they’ve been there [the house] has gone up amazingly in value – about six million – so it’s now worth about $20million.”

This equates to roughly £14.7million in British Sterling.

According to Newsweek, house prices in the Montecito area have soared by up to 43 percent due to Harry and Meghan’s influence.

In coastal California, the couple keep a low profile besides the odd shopping trip or Zoom conference.

Meghan has been a regular at Montecito Country Mart, a shopping village that boasts the designer children’s clothing boutique, Poppy.

Harry has also been spotted walking his adopted Labrador on Miramar Beach.

The Duchess of Sussex frequently shops in the upper village and the lower village. Moreover, she has been seen in the local homeware store Hudson Grace.

The couple have been seen out together, eating at Lucky’s Steakhouse on the buzzy Coast Village Road.

But they reportedly usually cook at home using local produce from Meghan’s favourite family-owned deli, Pierre Lafond, which also stocks a fine selection of wine.

Archie and Lili also reportedly have playdates with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s 16-month-old daughter, Daisy.

It is likely Archie will attend a local school in the catchment area where they live.

The nearest school would be Cold Spring School, which is a very good public school in the area.

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