The house that Kate Middleton called home for 13 years has been snapped up at auction. The four-bedroomed semi-detached Victorian home was bought by two teachers for 485,000 10,000 under the guide price. The sale of the former home of the future Queen attracted interest from across the globe, with estate agents fielding calls from shipping tycoons and Russian billionaires. However, West View was bought by Emma Appleby, who is due to give birth to her second child in seven weeks, and partner Tom Wyatt, both 35. 'It is a great family house and one that we can grow into, said Miss Appleby. 'It is in the little village of Bradfield Sutton which I know quite well as I work at Bradfield School. 'We had been looking for a property for quite a while when we found this one. The Middleton factor did not influence us at all and we had no idea at first. We were attracted to the lovely village, lovely house, good primary school and being near friends. Auctioneer Dudley Singleton said: 'The Middleton family will be glad a young family is moving in there and not somebody who just wanted an investment on the back of their name. The red brick home has been a key sight on bus tours of 'Middleton Country, which have attracted tourists since Kates engagement to Prince William was announced in November. The Duchess of Cambridge lived in the house until she was 13. It has had two owners since the Middletons sold it for 158,000 in 1995. MO