Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen’s longtime UK estate listed for $10.43 million

The longtime estate of Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen has officially hit the market in the UK and is listed for sale for US$10.43 million.

In addition to composing three of her six major novels at the property, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey, the late author was also born on the grounds and called it home for 25 years according to the New York Post.

Known as Steventon House, the property sits on just over 51 acres and is accessed by a picturesque tree-lined driveway. 

Inside the house, there’s a charming blend of period furnishings, fireplaces, millwork and hardwood floors, seamlessly integrated with modern amenities such as a temperature-controlled wine cellar and a spa-like bathroom in the primary suite.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a swimming pool, a tennis court and lush gardens featuring a walled garden, cherry trees and a wisteria walk. 

Additionally, there are several other structures on the property, including a brick-built coach house with space for two cars, stables, and garden machinery, as well as a lovely two-bedroom cottage complete with a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and utility room.

Savills, Ed Sugden said that while the original 16th-century house where Austen was born in 1775 has been replaced, the estate is still where Austen wrote many of her most famous novels.

“Many homes across the country can lay claim to having ties to some of Britain’s most historical figures, however only Steventon House was the birthplace of iconic author Jane Austen, where she wrote some of her most significant works,” Mr Sugden told the New York Post.

“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.”

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.