Fans of Pride and Prejudice will be interested to hear this recent piece of real estate news. For followers of the beloved BBC series, you may have wished you could step into the lavish lifestyle the on-screen characters enjoyed. Now, you have your chance.
For the first time in 70 years, Luckington Court is on the market. This sprawling estate was home to the Bennett family in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic work. The price tag? Around $11.7 million.
As well as garnering envy from Austen fans, the new owner of Luckington Court will get an interesting slice of antiquity with their new home.
The rich history of the manor didn’t start with its TV debut; it spans back much, much earlier. Dating back to 1066, King Harold reportedly owned the estate’s current site. The Grade II*-listed manor itself dates from the 16th century. In the 1940s, Guy Vansittart, a member of the Z Unit, a wartime guerrilla unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II, called Luckington Court home.
Today, the 156-acre countryside estate houses more than 9,600 square feet of living space. Recently renovated, the manor itself has seven bedrooms, and secondary buildings on the property include five quaint cottages, traditional stables, and a handful of modern farm buildings.
Located just two miles from Badminton, a village in Gloucestershire, the grounds are streaked with seasonal springs that run to the nearby river, Avon. While picturesque, the estate is perfect for all types of sport, whether it be fishing, horseback riding, or Darcy spotting.