Jane Austen’s former home, called Dower House, has just come on the market for the first time in 40 years and it could be yours for £1,750,000. The stunning seven-bedroom property is Grade II listed and located in the heart of Alton, Hampshire.
The property was first built in 1450 and boasts many of its stunning original features, think, wooden beams to the chimney, a bread oven, and a fireplace. The home offers plenty of personality and is a lovely mix between its historical days and a modern living accommodation, thanks to having been upgraded in 1890, when it also became a young ladies’ establishment.
The home is set within South Downs Park, and Jane Austen spent the latter eight years of her life in the quintessential English home. The adored English novelist is believed to have written, or at least revised, some of her world-famous novels, including Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma.
Take a look inside this stunning property with us and be amazed by the elegant reception rooms, with exposed wooden beams and the original feature fireplace, the three bathrooms, spacious family areas and the incredible kitchen with its AGA and a pantry for additional storage space.
The sizeable dining room with high ceiling forms a beautiful contrast between airy modernity and original features. The windows on one side brighten up the room while the dark fireplace on the long wall adds a touch of Victorian class. The contemporary white painted walls and modern flooring in this room are complemented by the Victorian features of the other rooms, some dating back to the 1400s.
The property is currently split internally, creating an internal annexe set across two floors. The annexe features an additional kitchen, sitting room and a bathroom, making this an ideal space for family or friends who are staying over and would like that little bit of extra luxurious privacy.
The grounds that come with the house are breath-taking as well, featuring stunning countryside views, and offer plenty of space for children to play and to really unwind in nature from a busy day. And if that isn’t enough, the property also features a stable.
The village near the property has that amazingly quaint feeling with local farms, restaurants, a village church, the Jane Austen museum and a variety of high-quality local schools.
INTERESTED IN HISTORICAL HOMES?
Here at Aston Knowles Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in Sutton Coldfield, we have our own historical gem, Haselour Hall: a stunning eleven-bedroom Elizabethan residence on Haselour Lane in Harlaston, Tamworth is currently on the market for £2,995,000. Click here to view this breath-taking property.
The property features a private chapel, is set in ten acres of grounds and the land the hall is sat on is thought to have provided accommodation to Henry Tudor the night before the battle of Bosworth Field: the last significant battle in the War of the Roses. If you would like more information, do not hesitate to get in touch on 0121 362 7878 or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: House Beautiful – Jane Austen’s Former Hampshire Home is Now For Sale