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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Pride and Prejudice Home Is For Sale

Calling all Jane Austen fans! You can now live where Elizabeth Bennet lived.

The manor home, known as Longbourn in the 1995 BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice is where the Bennet family lived and it is for sale for the first time in 70 years. In real life the name of the home is Luckington Court and you would indeed be lucky to live there.

The home is located in the Cotswolds, an area of 800 square miles that is known for its quintessentially English villages, lush landscapes of rolling hills and charming villages and cottages.

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The Cotwolds run through the following counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

The 18th-century home sits beautifully on 156 acres and is located next to the church on the edge of Luckington village. Bristol Avon flows through the estate which is fed by seasonal springs and leads out to the nearby river Avon.

Historically Luckington Court is placed on the site of a manor owned by King Harold before 1066. It is built of local Cotswold stone. The present house was remodeled and extended around the 16th-century.

Luckington Court

It was owned by the Fitzherbert family, wealthy merchants from Bristol from 1632 until the early 1800’s. Further alterations were carried out in 1921 by the Johnson-Ferguson family which included an addition of a service wing to the north.

The house has more than 9,600 square feet of living space which includes six reception rooms, seven main bedrooms, and six bathrooms.

Luckington Court

The rooms are elegant and well-proportioned with high ceilings and tall sash windows. In addition, there are several secondary buildings on the property to include traditional stables, farm buildings as well as five quaint cottages.  

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The home is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens, pastures and woodland with frontage to the River Avon.

Both the interiors and exteriors of Luckington Court were used in the filming to represent Longbourn, the Bennet family home.

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Alas, Mr. Darcy, aka Colin Firth, is sadly not included in the £9 million ($11.6 million) asking price.

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Does anyone wish to pool our pennies together?

Laura

12 comments :

ImagiMeri said...

Well if I can't have Colin Firth, there's no deal! Excuse me while I wipe the slobber, from ogling Colin, off my tablet. ;o)

therelishedroost said...

Ill take it!!

Jeanne Washburn said...

Stunningly lovely. Count me in too. :)

Kiki Nakita said...

Rather dreamy isn't it?

I'll be in the Cotswolds visiting family in a few weeks. We're planning on visiting Stourhead, where a few scenes were filmed for Pride and Prejudice, and the Jane Austen center in Bath. Cannot wait!

~Kiki~

ellen b. said...

An amazing property that in the story was considered modest. It would be something to be able to stay there. Have you watched the netflix show called Escape to the Country?

Lorrie said...

What a dream it would be to own this, or at least, have a friend who owned it and who welcomed visitors!

Daniela said...

What a stunning estate, that would be truly a dream to buy it !

Thank you Dearie for such a wonderful report !

Hope you're enjoying a great week so far,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you

XOXO Dany

Jeanie said...

I'd happily live there if for nothing more than to soak up a little Colin Firth vibe! It's gorgeous in every way and how I'd love to see this one firsthand!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Count me in! I'll start saving now :)

Rue said...

I'm in, but only if we can make it look like it did in the miniseries ;)

Wasn't Pippa's wedding lovely?! I hope she's as happy as she looks.

Wordpress... I've heard good and bad, but my sweet friend.... whatever makes you happy is all that matters :)

xoxo,
rue

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I watch this series at least once a year... I feel like I already know the house as if it were mine... Now in my imagination, it does include frequent visits of a very silent, but love struck, Mr Darcy...

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Oh to get Colin Firth in along with the home! It certainly is a grand home. Have you ever seen the version with Kiera Knightly? That is my favorite version and the Bennet home was crowded and stuffy but it fit them so well as a family.