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Hampshire home in Jane Austen's former village is now for sale

House Beautiful (UK) logo House Beautiful (UK) 08/08/2019 Lisa Walden
a tree in the middle of a lush green field: Dower House, is a charming Grade II listed property situated in the heart of Chawton Hampshire, where Jane Austen once lived © Peter Wright/Savills Dower House, is a charming Grade II listed property situated in the heart of Chawton Hampshire, where Jane Austen once lived

Dower House, is a charming Grade II listed property situated in the heart of Chawton, Hampshire, the village where Jane Austen once lived — and it has just gone on the market for the first time in 40 years.

a large brick building with grass in front of a house with Red House, London in the background: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire The seven-bedroom property was first built in 1450, so expect plenty of personality everywhere you turn. From wooden beams to the chimney, bread oven and fireplace, many original features remain.

a room filled with furniture and a window: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire While it was upgraded again in 1890 (this is when it became a young ladies' establishment), it clings firmly onto its glorious history, while also feeling modern and clean.

a living room filled with furniture and a rug: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire Set within the South Downs Park, the village was where the much-loved English novelist lived during the latter eight years of her life.

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire Fans of the author will be pleased to know Chawton was also a place many believed where Jane wrote, or revised, some of her famous novels including Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma.

a kitchen with a table in a room: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire Step inside the property and you will stumble upon elegant reception rooms, three bathrooms, large family areas, a kitchen space complete with an AGA and a further useful pantry for all if your cooking tins and jars.

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire The dining room is complete with its own fireplace, study zone, large dining table, cream carpet and light-giving windows. Whether you enjoy hosting dinner parties or simply want a place to dine after work, this room is perfect for all.

a large white tub sitting next to a sink: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire Some of the rooms in the home have been given a contemporary touch with white paint, modern flooring and smart furnishings. Others however, have still kept their Victorian features dating back to the 1400s.

It's also worth knowing that the property is currently split internally creating an internal annexe set across two floors. In the annexe you'll find a further kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and a bathroom.

a herd of sheep grazing on a lush green field: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire The gardens at the property are incredibly beautiful. As well as being spacious enough for children to run around, there is an additional stable, large trees and breathtaking countryside views.

The village itself is remarkably quaint with local farms, restaurants, a village church, the Jane Austen museum and plenty of schools. If you're considering making this property your home, you certainly won't be disappointed.

a house on top of a lush green field: Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire © Peter Wright/Savills Jane Austen property for sale - Hampshire This property is currently on the market for £1,750,000 via Savills.

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