Calling all Jane Austen aficionados!
The equestrian estate where the BBC’s 1995 hit television series “Price and Prejudice” was filmed has hit the market for $7.3 million.
On screen, and beyond just this property, the series starred Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet.
In real life, Austen wrote the acclaimed book in 1813, but the home dates to the 11th century. It was later purchased by the Fitzherbert family in 1632, a prominent family known for its coal mine business.
Made up of eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the property is labeled a Grade II-listing, which means it is “of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it.”
Known as Luckington Court, in the southwest English village of Wiltshire, the property is situated on a massive 156 acres of rolling countryside.
The property features eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Woolley & Wallis The property dates to the 11th century.Woolley & Wallis The driving path to the mansion. Woolley & Wallis A sitting room with a woodburning fireplace. Woolley & Wallis A wider view of one several living areas. Woolley & Wallis
Recently renovated, it features manicured lawns with an orchard filled with wild apple and cherry trees.
Spanning nearly 10,000 square feet, the two-story manor boasts a piano room, a wine cellar, and traditionally designed living and dining rooms.
A kitchen. Woolley & Wallis The formal dining room. Woolley & Wallis The library and den. Woolley & Wallis A bedroom. Woolley & Wallis A bathroom. Woolley & Wallis
Also serving as an equestrian facility, the property provides its own outdoor riding school.
Additionally there are several other cottages: Rose Garden Cottage, the Coach House, the Courtyard, the Studio and the Court Farm Cottage. There’s also a range of farm buildings and a stable block.
The surrounding area is the site of a manor owned by King Harold II before his death at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, according to the listing.
Another bedroom. Woolley & Wallis A 17th-century casement window. Woolley & Wallis A fountain. Woolley & Wallis The gardens. Woolley & Wallis The manicured lawn. Woolley & Wallis
This is the second time the estate was listed for sale. It first listed back in 2018, when it hit the market for the first time in 70 years, for a higher price of $10.85 million.
It was renovated in 2003, but many period details — including decorative woodwork, stone and molded fireplaces and sash windows — remain.
Woolley & Wallis hold the listing.