Princess Diana’s former South African holiday home on the market for €5.4m
Published 22/04/2015 | 10:16
The home in which Princess Diana holidayed months before her death is on the market in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 1997, the late Princess visited her brother Earl Spencer at the spectacular Tarrystone Estate in the city’s exclusive Constantia area.
The property stands on two acres of ground surrounded by picturesque mountain and ocean views and is protected by a nine-foot tall wall with electric fencing.
Tarrystone Manor boasts three guesthouses with five bedroom suites and two staff cottages as well as a tennis court, gym, sauna and a Grecian style swimming pool.
The mansion also has a 10 seater cinema and a private vineyard which spins out 300 bottle per year.
The South African estate is seeped in tragic history as it is the place in which the Earl Spencer addressed the press following his sister’s death in which he expressed his opinion on the role newspapers played in her death.
“I always believed the press would kill her in the end,” he told the mass of reporters.
“But not even I could believe they would take such a direct hand in her death as seems to be the case.
“It would appear that every proprietor and every editor of every publication that has paid for intrusive and exploitative photographs of her, encouraging greedy and ruthless individuals to risk everything in pursuit of Diana’s image, has blood on his hands today.”
The Princess frequently travelled to Tarrystone with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
Earl Spencer later sold Tarrystone Manor in 2000 but the room in which Princess Diana stayed remains untouched and preserved.
The property is on the market for 70 million rand which equates to €5.4m.