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York Cottage

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Former names  Bachelor's Cottage
Current tenants  Estate office
Town or city  Sandringham House
Country  United Kingdom
Owner  Elizabeth II
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Similar  Sandringham House, Ribsden Holt, Barnwell Manor, Crocker End House, Coppins

York Cottage is a house in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk, England.

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Map of York Cottage, The Benefer, Sandringham PE35 6EB, UK

History

The cottage was originally called the Bachelor's Cottage, and built as an overflow residence for Sandringham House.

In 1893, it was given by the future King Edward VII, then the Prince of Wales, as a wedding gift to his son Prince George, the Duke of York (later King George V), who lived there with his wife, the future Queen Mary, after their marriage. The couple lived there for 33 years until the death of Queen Alexandra in 1925; their five youngest children were born there.

George V loved York Cottage, which is said to resemble "three Merrie England pubs joined together." He furnished it himself with furniture purchased from Maple & Co. furniture store. “Too large and too full of footmen to be unremarkable in Surbiton or Upper Norwood, York Cottage in its own context is a monument to the eccentricity of the family who lived there,” Lady Donaldson wrote of the cottage.

Today, York Cottage is the estate office for Sandringham; holiday accommodation and flats for estate employees also occupy part of the building.

References

York Cottage Wikipedia


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