Mansion where Queen Elizabeth II got her first pony asks $43M

Woolmer Park
Woolmer Park

Woolmer Park, an extensive compound located in Hertfordshire, England, certainly has a rich and colorful history. Queen Elizabeth II’s grandparents once owned the 232-acre property, where she was gifted her first pony at age four — clearly what spurred her love of riding.

It was also once the residence of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in the 1920s. Then, Arthur Lucas purchased the home in 1949 and created the Hertfordshire Polo Club, which revitalized polo in England. Prince Charles even played competitive polo there while attending the University of Cambridge.

Now a lucky buyer will have the opportunity to make their own memories amid the vast sprawling estate, which includes a Georgian mansion and eight cottages, reports Forbes.  It is on the market for the first time since 1997 for $43 million.

The property — truly fit for royalty — includes the perfect features for one who prefers an active lifestyle. It features stables, equestrian and polo facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. tennis courts, landscaped gardens and hunting and fishing grounds. It is in essence, the ultimate hunt and fish club!

The main mansion is comprised of eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a traditional kitchen with side sitting room, five reception rooms, game room and theater. It also comes complete with servant’s quarters.

Buyers need not worry about prying eyes– the land has a “no public rights of way” ordinance for maximum privacy.