Leeds Castle available for hire for £1 million during London Olympics

Leeds Castle available for hire for £1 million during London Olympics

After we brought you news earlier in the week that St James Palace would be made available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics, we can now add another esteemed building with royal connections to the list of properties for rent during the Games, the stunning Leeds Castle in Kent.

For a cool £1 million Leeds Castle with its 40 bedrooms, helipad, 9 hole golf course and vast banqueting hall could be yours for 16 nights during the London 2012 Olympic Games. As well as having the run of the stunning historic castle, the temporary residents will also receive front row hospitality tickets at the Olympic Stadium during their stay, and also the services of their own chauffeur, butler and Michelin starred chefs.

The castle trustees say the price to close the castle off for private hire during the Olympic Games would be in the region of £1 million or £62,500 a night, although the final price would be dependable upon the exact services required by the client.

Added extras such as hot air balloon rides, jousting and fishing experience are also offered along with the hire of the stunning moated Castle, plus a flag will be designed in honour of the person who takes up the hire and he or she will be given the opportunity to drive a local steam train.

Leeds Castle in Maidstone, Kent, dates back to 1119 and was remodelled by Henry VIII as a home for Catherine of Aragon. The Castle is now a popular wedding venue and is open to the public during selected times of the year.