Live like a queen as 12-bedroom stately home nicknamed ‘little Buckingham Palace’ goes on sale for £8M

A TASTE of royalty is now on offer as "Little Buckingham Palace" hits the market.

Modelled on the 18th Century version of the Queen's residence, Hinwick House can be bought for the royal sum of £8 million.

Said to be haunted by its military history, the stately home is up for sale for only the third time in 300 years.

Constructed in 1710, Hinwick House was built to look like Buckingham Palace at the time, earning the home its regal nickname.

'Little Buckingham Palace' boasts 50 rooms, including 12 bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as seven underground cellars and two staff flats.

The lavish residence is located on 37 acre grounds, and features a Georgian walled garden, an orchard, two lakes, a paddock, and woodland.

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The main house, the Queen Anne house, is accompanied by the 'Victorian wing' as well as a Victorian wing extension.

The sale will also come with outbuildings on the estate, including garaging, stables, stores, and an 18th Century clock tower.

The new owners will also gain three additional cottages on the grounds.

Used as a school in the 1880's, the house is rumoured to have become haunted after it was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers in 1914.

Ever since, four soldiers who were murdered at the property roam the grounds as ghosts – or so the story goes.

If the ghoulish background doesn't put you off, the home's ideal location in Wellingborough is just 90 minutes from Central London – providing the complete package of a country lifestyle still within touching distance of the nation's capital.

In 2014, Hinwick House underwent a £3.8 million restoration, and the listing states the grand property "has now been returned to its former glory as a magnificent family home."

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