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!

Park Fields

Park Fields Chester Prices from £2,500 Sleeps 16 - 20 people This beautiful modern mansion is the ultimate luxury lair, with its sweeping driveway and impressive facade hiding an exquisitely designed contemporary residence, complete...

High House

High House England Prices from £1,500 per night + £375 laundry charge per booking Sleeps 23 people Contemporary cool meets Georgian elegance at The High House, with photo-shoot worthy interiors and an amazing pool area with outdoor...

Brinsop Court

Brinsop Court Herefordshire Prices from £7,125 for weekend stays Sleeps 33 people Brinsop Court is a stunning medieval manor complete with its own moat and a uniquely contemporary twist, set a private 800 acre estate in the rolling...

Fasque Castle

Fasque Castle Scotland Prices from £7,000 per night midweek Sleeps 38 - 58 people A magnificent fairytale castle hidden in 400 acres of its own forested parkland, this Scottish baronial mansion between Dundee and Aberdeen is an...

Hinwick House

Hinwick House England Prices from £5,500 per night Sleeps 36 people This beautiful country house sits in 37 acres of scenic parkland and gardens and has been sensitively restored to become one of the UK’s finest country retreats. ...

Amaranth Court

Amaranth Court South East of England Prices from £212 + vat per 24 hours Sleeps 380 people Amaranth Court is one of the great remaining historic English residences, dating as far back as 1283 with the present house built in the early...

The Gart

The Gart Scotland Prices from £8,950 Sleeps 22 - 26 people The Gart is truly unique and special property, combining magnificent turrets, towers and historic grandeur with strikingly modern interiors and beautiful contemporary art...

Excalibur Hall

Excalibur Hall Somerset, England Prices from £5,500 for 1 night midweek Sleeps 41 + 9 people + annexe for 7 people This unique and beautiful estate is set in idyllic countryside in Somerset, steeped in history and grandeur yet...

Tarn Castle

Tarn Castle Scotland Prices from £20,000 for 2 nights Sleeps 26 - 50 people Tarn Castle enjoys a commanding position with breathtaking views. Tradition, opulence, and style combine with all the fairytale grandeur and glamour you would...

Whitney Court

Whitney Court England Prices from £3,300 for 2 Nights Sleeps 22 people Whitney Court is a stunning Edwardian manor that commands a breath taking position with far reaching rural views across the River Wye to the Black Mountains...

Weston Park

Weston Park England Prices from P.O.A. Sleeps 54 people Weston Park is one of the UK’s most prestigious stately homes, set in beautiful parkland with a private estate of over 1,000 acres, this stunning 17th century residence offers...

Tregulland Retreat

Tregulland Retreat Cornwall, England Prices from £3,098 for midweek stays Sleeps 22 + 3 people Tregulland is a beautiful estate located just 20 minutes drive from some of the best beaches in Cornwall, a true oasis of tranquillity with...

Tregulland Cottage

Tregulland Cottage Cornwall, England Prices from £2,230 for midweek stays Sleeps 12 + 2 people Tregulland Cottage is a chic country retreat nestled in the beautiful Cornish countryside, just 15 minutes from the coast and many other...

Tregulland Barn

Tregulland Barn Cornwall, England Prices from £1,858 for midweek stays Sleeps 10 + 1 people Tregulland Barn is an oasis of tranquillity located in breathtaking surroundings. With more facilities than you’d expect at a five star hotel,...

The Stables & Granary

The Stables & Granary England Prices from £1,275 Sleeps 13 - 20 people This beautiful converted barn is set in idyllic countryside in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Enjoy luxury country living at its finest, with vast open plan...

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Devon, England Prices from £4,500 Sleeps 25 people The Old Rectory is a beautiful Victorian mansion set in the rolling Devonshire countryside with stunning views towards the Little Dart River. The accommodation is a...

The Old Byre

The Old Byre England Prices from £1,130 Sleeps 10 people The Old Byre is a beautiful converted barn set in idyllic countryside in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Enjoy luxury country living at its finest, with vast open plan living...

The Cow Byre

The Cow Byre Cotswolds, England Prices from £500 for two nights Sleeps 2 people This stunning converted cow byre is a cosy country retreat for two, offering modern luxury combined with wonderful original features. The French crystal...

The Coach House

The Coach House Wales Prices from £1,200 for 4 nights midweek Sleeps 8 people This beautiful coach house is set in a beautiful location in the heart of the 100 acre Pentrehobyn Estate. The house has recently been refurbished to the...

The Barns

The Barns Herefordshire, England Prices from £5,750 Sleeps 48 people The Barns are a gorgeous country retreat consists of a series of luxury converted barns, set in large private grounds in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy...

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