In 1995, BBC released a TV show version of Pride and Prejudice, the beloved regency romance originally written by Jane Austen. The British TV network has a wonderful habit of breathing life into classics (read: Sherlock), and it held true even back then. The show was immediately a smash hit, critically and commercially successful and winning awards left and right. Heck, this show was what launched Colin Firth into stardom, and if that in itself isn’t a gift to mankind I don’t know what is.
Regardless of indispensable stars and Emmy awards, the show did take place over two decades ago. People will never stop re-watching it, of course, but it definitely is becoming more and more in the past each day. But it’s become relevant in the past couple of weeks. The reason? The manor where the show took place is on sale!
Yep. You can buy the house where the Bennet family “lived,” for all intents and purposes. This lovely setting is all yours if you want it. That is, if you have $11.6 million to blow. Considering that Colin Firth and other iconic actors have shot scenes in this mansion, and the small fact that it’s an old fashioned mansion in the first place, it’s not completely unheard of to make the price so high. However, most of us peasants will have to settle for dreaming about living in such a place.
Dreaming. I have to keep telling myself that over and over again.
The property has 156 acres (!!!) to its name and a river running through it. The manor itself is 9,600 square feet, complete with six reception rooms, seven main bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an annex (which is basically another building attached to the main manor.) I mean, seriously. Is that lavish enough?
We’ll see what well-doer can afford, maintain, and hopefully tweet about this place to the adoring masses.
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Featured image via Jane Austen Film Club