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How much would it cost to stay in Buckingham Palace or the Playboy Mansion?

As luxury accommodation experts we have used our pricing algorithm, insight and industry data… to have a bit of fun.

We’ve put together up a list of ten of the world’s most iconic, best-known and luxurious properties – and have worked out just how much it would cost to spend a night there!

Currently, none of the properties on the below list are available for private stays, but the theoretical figures are spot on, if we may say so ourselves! We have based their evaluations first on our own pricing algorithm taking into consideration the size and location of the properties, then adjusting based as we would for the properties we work with based on the uniqueness, history and quality.

Here’s the list of ten:

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Buckingham Palace

£10,000 per person per night – up to £1,040,000 per night

Home to the Queen and set in central London, the palace is the most expensive property on a per person basis on the list.

10 Downing Street

£62,000 per night

This figure is based on 60 people for dining and then eight for a night’s stay in the property’s four bedrooms.

The Playboy Mansion

£1,983 per person per night, up to £115,000 per night

The famous mansion has 29 bedrooms, a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi and a year long firework and zoo license.

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Windsor Castle

£5,000 per person per night, up to £2,250,000 per night

The Queen’s 11th century private residence has 225 bedrooms and is surrounded by extensive parkland. Due to the capacity of Windsor Castle, it is the most expensive property on the list.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Updown Court

£20,000 per night

The 103 bedroom Californian-style estate is situated in the beautiful Surrey countryside and was the most expensive private home in the world in 2005.

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Beckingham Palace

£8,000 per night

Beckingham Palace – or Rowneybury House as it’s formally known – is the Beckham family’s former home and has features including seven bedrooms, a recording studio and a gym.

Wentworth Woodhouse

£250 per person per night, up to £50,000 per night

Wentworth Woodhouse is a grade I listed country house and is the UK’s largest privately owned property with 150 reception rooms and 200 bedrooms.

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse

Brighton Pavilion

£14,000 per night

Referred to as either the Brighton or Royal Pavilion, the Indo-Saracenic estate was the holiday home of George, Prince of Wales, who became King of Great Britain in 1820.

Brighton Pavillion

Brighton Pavillion

Down House

£1,500 per night

The previous home to Charles Darwin and his family, Down House has 8 bedrooms and is where the famous scientist developed his theory of evolution.

Down House - Charles Darwin

Down House – Charles Darwin

Shakespeare’s birthplace

£500 per night

The 16th century three bedroom house is situated in the picturesque town of Stratford upon Avon, and was where Shakespeare spent his childhood and the first five years of his marriage.

Shakespeares Birthplace

Shakespeares Birthplace


A few notes…

Former or current famous inhabitants can vastly impact the price you could expect to pay per night. Other factors that will increase the value of a hire property is if it has any historic or royal ties, or any other defining attributes, for example the most bedrooms in the country or the largest private garden in the world.

If you have a beautiful property that you would like to hire out exclusively, contact us for an evaluation – you may be surprised!

Luton Hoo

Luton Hoo Nr Luton, England 24 Inclusive Rates from £250 + vat Exclusive use Mansion House from £80,000 + vat Exclusive use Warren Weir from £15,000 + vat Sleeps 288 + 168 people Luton Hoo is one of England’s finest country estates, a neo-classical...

Hartwell House

Hartwell House England 24 Inclusive Rates from £255 + vatExclusive use from £17,000 + vat per nightSleeps 93 + 7 people Hartwell House is the epitome of English elegance, one of England’s great stately homes it has played a pivotal role throughout...

The Manor Elstree

The Manor Elstree Hertfordshire Price On Application Sleeps 98 people 49 Bedrooms / 49 Bathrooms The Manor Elstree is an elegant black and white timbered house with 16th century Tudor origins. Set in 10 acres of private Hertfordshire countryside and...

Kinross House

Kinross House Scotland Price On Application Sleeps 48 people Kinross House is undoubtedly one of the finest private residences in the UK. The first neo-classical Palladian mansion built in Scotland, Kinross House was the masterpiece of Sir William...

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle Scotland Price On Application Sleeps 40 + 36 Guests From the moment you ascend the enchanting driveway winding through some of Scotland’s tallest trees, you realise Glenapp Castle is no ordinary place. Discover an oasis of luxury and...

Maylie Cottage

Maylie Cottage Yorkshire, England Prices from £950 per weekend Sleeps 6 - 8 people Dramatic panoramic views await at Maylie Cottage, a beautiful 17th century traditional log house which has been lovingly restored and updated to offer...


Cromlix Scotland Price On Application Sleeps 32 people Cromlix encapsulates the essence of historic grand country living, redefined for the 21st century to offer an indulgent, luxurious retreat just 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Tennis...

Galen House

Galen House Scotland Prices from £6,000 for 2 nights Sleeps 26 people Galen House is truly unique and special property, combining magnificent turrets, towers and historic grandeur with strikingly modern interiors and beautiful...

Lachlan Castle

Lachlan Castle Scotland Prices from £5,000 Sleeps 30 - 78 people This elegant baronial Scottish castle has been beautifully restored to offer truly indulgent accommodation, set in 200 acres of idyllic landscaped parkland in rural...

Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle Scotland Prices from £5,000 per night Sleeps 30 - 78 people This elegant baronial Scottish castle has been beautifully restored to offer truly indulgent accommodation, set in 200 acres of idyllic landscaped parkland...

Arisan Manor

Arisan Manor Cotswolds, England Prices from £2,600 for two nights Sleeps 10 people This impressive five bedroom Arisan Manor House is located in the beautiful village of Temple Guiting, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, which can be combined with...