Eastnor Castle is my dream home. I love the outside. I love the inside. I believe you can rent the whole thing, it has 11 beds (plus some cottages). I’m prepared to pay $20,000 a week, or $80,000 a month, which would be close to a million a year in rent. Then I’d need to find couples who will pay $10,000 ($5000/person) per month to stay here. Since the furnishings are so luxurious, it can be more exclusive, special access writing retreat – or coworking space for baller entrepreneurs who are making lots of money on the internet.
How’d you like to write your next book here?
The only thing is, with a place this nice, I don’t think you’d ever feel truly relaxed or at home. Personally I’d rather have a beat up wooden slab for a table than something I have to worry about setting my glass down on, or scratching with my laptop.
It wouldn’t inspire the kind of intimacy and spontaneity I plan to foster.
Creativity needs luxurious surroundings but it also needs space to breath and movement. And I think we should have at least a couple of cats, if not a dog – I don’t think this is the kind of place that lets animals in. But I’m not crossing it off, it really is the perfect castle.
In fact, if I were giving awards – which I should do – Eastnor would win.
You hear that, Eastnor? You’re the best damn castle in the world.
Let me know if if you’ll take my million for a year’s rent. 🙂
Actually, they already charge about $10,000 per night for wedding events, so I’m sure they won’t entertain my paltry $20K a week… but I can dream.