It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an Austenite in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of this home.
Jane Austen fans: Do you recognize this real estate listing? You guessed it! This gorgeous estate was indeed the home of Lizzie Bennet and her family in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Curbed reports that Luckington Court — Longbourn in the hit TV series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle — is now on the market. Located in Gloucestershire, England, the sprawling estate is listed for a cool £9 million — or $11.7 million.
Sitting on 156 acres of gardens and paddocks, Luckington Court’s hefty price tag comes with some grand features. Curbed describes the home:
“There’s more than 9,600 square feet of living space, with seven bedrooms and secondary buildings that include traditional stables, five cottages and a number of modern farm buildings. Seasonal springs run through the estate to the nearby river Avon.”
Beyond the TV series, the home also boasts a long and storied history. The land once belonged to King Harold in the 11th century. Centuries later, the estate was used by Allied forces in World War II, becoming an inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, reports Country Life.
This is the first time Luckington Court has been on the market in 70 years, and the current owner, June Pollock, tells Country Life that the home is in remarkably good condition for its age:
“Everyone expects a house that has been owned by the same family for 70 years to be covered in cobwebs, but that is certainly not the case at Luckington.”
Check out photos of Luckington Court below:
Lovely! We could just see ourselves sipping tea and whiling away the hours with a great book in this parlor.
Jane Austen fans: Would you like to visit this home? Tell us in the comments!