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Prince Charles’ most bizarre holiday home can be rented out for a STAGGERING price

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Charles is believed to be worth an astonishing £312.138 million, largely because of property owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. But two of the strangest properties owned by the Prince of Wales can be found in Romania and the Isles of Scilly. It comes as Nansleden, a new town near Newquay in Cornwall, is set to open to the public after being built on Duchy of Cornwall land.

In the Isles of Scilly, Charles owns a property called Dolphin House,

Moreover, Charles owns the entire island of Tresco, where the home is located.

Dolphin House is unique for royal property because members of the public can rent out the building when the royals are not in.

Low season weekly rates for renting Dolphin House start at a shocking £2185 for the end of March next year.

The Duchy of Cornwall and Charles were recently criticised over their property management in the Isles of Scilly.

Leaseholders renting Duchy-owned freehold land have seen rent raised from less than £100 to more than £7000.

The Duchy said it set its fees following a “statutory formula”. and added it would not sell freehold land to protect the islands’ “unique character”.

Residents living on the land were “shocked” they could not purchase it, and called the Duchy’s practices “feudal and unjust”.

Charles also owns a Romanian farmhouse in a small village, which is painted pale periwinkle blue.

The charming property is situated in Viscri, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the most popular villages in Transylvania, Romania.

Charles has founded a local foundation for Viscri and helped develop heritage plans preserving the villages 12th century architecture.

Viscri only has a population of 450, and is a quiet retreat for the Prince of Wales.

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But Charles’ support of the village has brought a boom in tourism, bringing mixed reaction from locals.

In 2019, 45,000 tourists bought admission tickets to Viscri’s remarkable 12th-Century fortified Lutheran Church.

Ursula Radu-Fernolend, board member for the Mihai Eminescu Trust, said Charles’ influence on Viscri tourism was a “blessing and a curse”.

She said to the BBC: “House prices have exploded.

“It’s really a real estate bubble.

“Vicinity to Viscri drives up house prices in neighbouring villages.”

Charles has been a keen supporter of local heritage, and has his own estate in Nansleden.

Some of the rules and regulations given to locals in a community by Charles’ team include no flag waving and no loud arguments.

Sources told the Telegraph the rules for residents were set by the Duchy to “protect the character” of the new town.

The project was started in 2013 and will be completed by 2025, and is expected to provide 4,000 homes.

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