This one is for all you English literary/old-house lovers.
You can now stay in the very home where famed author Jane Austen once lived with her family!
Jane Austen 1775 – 1817
Located in the city of Bath, England, this 17th-century row house was inhabited by Jane Austen from 1801 to 1805.
It was here where she began writing her abandoned novel “The Watsons”.
The home is now an Airbnb rental so you can spend time in this wonderfully rehabbed writer’s abode.
The host writes that the rental “formerly served as the Austen family’s kitchen, scullery, and vaults.”
Located directly across the road from the world-famous Holburne Museum and Georgian Vauxhall (Pleasure Garden) at Sydney Gardens, Jane Austen’s former home is a Grade I listed 1794 Georgian townhouse.
Let’s have a look inside…
The vacation rental offers two bedrooms, a luxury bathroom, a dining area, a full kitchen, a living room, and a study “presumably where Austen got her writing done” the host claims.
While the space has been retro-fitted with modern luxuries, it still retains an old-world feel.
The flagstone floors are reported to be original to the structure.
The decor is an eclectic mix of modern, whimsical, and vintage.
There is both a front entrance and a private rear courtyard door.
The living room we see today was originally the kitchen/scullery of the home.
Below is the modern-day updated kitchen – now located at the back of the home, overlooking the garden.
It’s a far cry from how the kitchen would have looked in Jane Austen’s day, but it is designed for contemporary residents to have every convenience.
The bedrooms are both historically sensitive and comfortably appointed.
The Airbnb listing states that “the master bedroom was once the Butler’s Pantry, and has a 1920’s mens’ wardrobe for your stylish attire, a 19th century Louis XIV double bed, and overlooks the quiet rear courtyard.”
Wonderful bric-a-brac abounds in this lovely home!
The second bedroom is known as “the map room” for obvious reasons.
Guests are welcome to lounge in the tidy back courtyard.
This is a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and spend a few nights sleeping in the very house where literary darling Jane Austen once laid her head.
Bookings start at £152 a night ($185 USD).