Reminiscent of something from the Mediterranean and framed by palm trees, No 1 Sovereign's Gate is the ceremonial entrance to this royal retreat and can also be booked with the Pavilion Cottage and No 2 Sovereign's Gate.
No 1 Sovereign's Gate Osborne is one of two holiday cottages that have been developed in this iconic building at Osborne. Sovereign's Gate was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as the formal entrance to Osborne. Although not used by visitors to Osborne today, it remains the entrance by which members of the Royal family enter the Estate.
Explore the vast estate and garden, as well as Osborne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home, where you can glimpse into the private life of the royal family. Sovereign's Gate guests can access the beach at all times, including outside of opening to the general public.Discover more things to do during your stay
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We recently spent a magical weekend at Sovereign's Gate, Osborne House. The cottage was amazing, from the large, airy rooms, decorated with fresh flowers, to the sizeable garden equipped with its own croquet set. The photos, online and in the brochure, really do not do justice to the property - the rooms are so much more spacious and well-appointed than they appear from the promotional material. The most wonderful thing about this cottage is the location. Being able to picnic on the beach and wander around the vast estate in private was just fantastic, and such a privilege. Now that we are back home it seems faintly surreal that no more than a few days ago we were drinking champagne on Queen Victoria's private beach! We also want to say a big thank you to the staff in the office for being so wonderfully helpful and understanding when we had to make quite a big change to the booking arrangements, and also to the housekeepers for being so welcoming, for ensuring that the property was spotless and for providing such a beautiful 18th birthday cake. We will be booking another stay very soon!
S. Collins, Cambridgeshire
Such a wonderful place! An evening trip to the beach to spot red squirrels is special.
Sandra, Vic and Archie