It is a truth universally acknowledged by all viewers of the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that the Bennett family’s complaints about their straitened circumstances were unjustified. The golden stones and porticoed entrance of the manor house that masqueraded as Longbourn were just one of the enviable elements of the Bennetts’ idyllic Regency life.

Luckington Court house for sale

And now the famous house is for sale. The Grade II*-listed mansion, known in the real world as Luckington Court, is on the market via the Cirencester office of Strutt & Parker (+441285 653101) with an asking price of £9m.

As well as inducing envy from Austen fans, the new owner of Luckington Court will be buying an interesting slice of history with their new home. In 1066, the Wiltshire site is recorded to have been occupied by a manor house belonging to King Harold. In the 1940s, it was rented by Guy Vansittart, a member of Z Unit, the shadowy wartime guerrilla unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II.

Luckington Court house for sale

Recently renovated, the seven-bedroom Cotswolds property sits within 156 acres of countryside, streaked through with seasonal springs running down to the nearby river Avon, which is perfect for all forms of sport, be it fishing or Darcy spotting.

[Via Country Life]

See more UK homes for sale



Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.


Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp