You can spend the weekend in Princess Diana’s childhood home for $40K


Want to spend a weekend living like a real princess? Well now for $40,000, you and your significant other will be able to stay in Althorp Estate, the home where the late Princess Diana grew up and is now buried (there’s also an option to host a lavish party for 18 guests in the house for $250,000).

Yes, it is quite a lot of money, but it does go toward charity — specifically the children’s charity, Whole Child, which was started by Karen Spencer, the American wife of Diana’s brother, Charles.

The King William bedroom where DIana slept.
The King William bedroom where DIana slept.

The 100,000-square-foot home is 500 years old and has 88 fireplaces and a black and white room where little Diana used to tap-dance. Notable guests of the property have been Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and “lots of kings and queens.” Guests will be able to share dinners with the earl and the countess and sleep in the grand bedrooms, including the King William bedroom where Diana slept when she visited.


If this price tag is still a bit steep for you, there’s also the option to visit the estate for the day for a much more modest price of £18.50 (about $27).

Check out the full details of the home on NBC’s Dateline show below.