Friday, March 31, 2023

Jane Austen's Family Home is For Sale

 From Town and Country:

The current Grade II-listed Georgian house sits on 51.64 acres of land and was built in the early 19th century by Jane Austen's older brother, Edward. Jane was born in the original Steventon house, which was located elsewhere on the property, and lived there from 1775 to 1801. Many of Austen's greatest works were written during her time living in Hampshire: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Northanger Abbey (1817) to name a few. When Jane's father retired from being a village rector for over 40 years, he moved his family to Bath, England.

"Steventon House was the birthplace of iconic author Jane Austen… While the original house no longer stands, what is there today is the glorious Georgian vision of her older brother Edward, which is very befitting of the world that Jane wrote about," Ed Sugden, director of Savills country department said. According to Tatler, Sugden considers the sale as one of the "rarest opportunities to live in one of Hampshire's, if not the United Kingdom's most significant country houses." (Read more.)
The Original House



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