An isolated Scottish mansion that was once considered a possible home for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will become a private student residence.
Eden Mansion, in St. Andrews, was allegedly purchased by a multi-millionaire from India as the home of her daughter, who will begin classes at the University of St Andrews next week.
The £ 2 million house, which has a private cinema, rooftop terrace, and more than five acres of land, is well below budget, even for the most affluent undergraduates.
Eden Mansion, in St. Andrews, will become a private student residence after it was purportedly purchased by an Indian billionaire
The Scottish mansion was seen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their last year at the University of St Andrews
The eight-room mansion even requires an army of personnel for its maintenance.
The ads seeking a team of 12 people, including a butler, a maid and three lackeys, were recently published by the recruitment agency Silver Swan, the Times reported.
They described the family as "ultra high net worth" and said that successful applicants would have to wake up the student in the morning and have the doors open for her.
The ad said: "The house will be a full-time residence for the daughter who will attend the university there."
The house, which went on sale in January of this year, seems to have been functioning as a bed and breakfast since 2015 until the beginning of this month, but is no longer taking reservations on TripAdvisor.
The ornate chandeliers gracefully hang from the high ceiling of the property's dining room, decorated with elegant wooden furniture
The house, which until recently served as bed and breakfast, has eight rooms decorated with majesty
The ads seeking a team of 12 employees, including a butler, a maid and three lackeys, were recently published by the recruitment agency Silver Swan.
It is understood that the billionaire is still finalizing plans to buy the spectacular house, which was initially built for the Haig family, Scotland's oldest whiskey distillers.
It provided a retreat for its most notable member, Earl Field Marshall Douglas Haig, who commanded the British army in World War I.
Savills, the real estate agency that commercializes the property, could only confirm that the house is not in the market.
According to reports, the mansion was identified as a potential home for the Dukes of Cambridge during their last year at the university before settling in a country house on the Strathtyrum Estate.
There is also an impressive set of bathrooms, with unconventional seating areas and large windows overlooking the bathtub
Another decadent bathroom is decorated with beautiful details in peach, gold and white and an impressive marble floor
The house was originally built for the Haig family, and provided a retreat for its most notable member, Earl Field Marshall Douglas Haig
But it seems that no one on the campus of the university has seen the billionaire's daughter.
Andrew Sinclair, editor of the student newspaper The Saint, told the Times: "Everyone knows everyone in St Andrews.
"If you're hiding in a house with 12 employees, you will not have the full student experience that makes St Andrews so special."