As Prince William and Kate Middleton are rumoured to be searching for their first home, Gloucestershire could have the answer.
PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are rumoured to be searching for their first home.
And, as Gloucestershire is a county where the royals already have a presence, local estate agents were happy to offer the couple some suggestions.
Estate agent Rupert Sturgis, from Knight Frank in Cirencester, said: "It would really depend on what they wanted, but Gloucestershire would have some properties that were suitable for them.
"They could be looking for somewhere with good education facilities nearby, polo clubs, some security and with good links to the M5 and M4. It would also depend on how close they wanted to live to their in-laws and family."
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One house the agents has on offer, very close to Prince Charles' Highgrove estate, is a seven- bedroomed property at Westonbirt.
The Garden House, on the market for £4m, boasts outbuildings, fabulous grounds, a tennis court, cottage, stabling, paddocks and fields.
Mr Sturgis said: "It is not a huge house and more manageable than others on the market for similar prices. It has very good national connections to the M4 and M5, but could be too close to the in-laws for their liking."
The Daily Mirror yesterday reported that they had started looking for a home with links to Highgrove, London and Kate's parents in Berkshire.
"William knows he will have to become a full-time royal sooner rather than later," the source told the Mirror.
"It's not like they are scouring websites and calling agents all the time but they are keeping an eye out for properties. They don't just need the perfect house. There are obvious privacy and security issues, too."
They are currently in rented accommodation in Anglesey.
Prince William, an RAF pilot, came into an inheritance of £10m from his mother Diana, when he reached 30 last week.
The pair are expected to start house hunting soon.