Do you often picture yourself, dancing through the rose garden as you dream of a lover? Or inviting the landed gentry over for a spot of afternoon tea? You might need no Persuasion in purchasing this Cotswolds home that has popped up on the market.
Eagle-eyed fans of Pride and Prejudice might recognise it as Longbourn, home to Elizabeth Bennet and her family. Luckington Court’s exteriors and interiors were used in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, which starred Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It’s the house many of us have dreamt of living in all our lives. And as close as we may come to fulfilling our finest Pride and Prejudice fantasies.
With any Sense and Sensibility, however, you won’t be phoning up your bank to fill in any mortgage forms right away. It is on the market for £6,000,000. A steep cost to pay to roleplay in one of the nation’s favourite novels. Not to say you don’t get a lot for your money’s worth.
Luckington Court is an 11th century dwelling with original Tudor features, some 16th century remodeling, and five further cottages on site – most with their own enclosed private gardens. There are eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the main house as well. So plenty of space for you and a few friends to consider chipping in together to buy.
The land also comes with a few traditional farm buildings, 19 acres of permanent grassland – which rings the properties – and a woodland that faces onto the River Avon. Not only would this English country house be an elegant purchase, but Wooley & Wallis, the estate agents who have listed the Pride and Prejudice house, claim there are plenty of opportunities for “residential and commercial income streams.”
Luckinton Court is located in the Cotswolds on the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire border. Roughly 20 miles from Bristol city centre, it is a Grade II listed building. If you are at all interested, then we suggest heading here to learn more.