You can now buy the Bennet's home from Pride & Prejudice ⁠— and here's a peek inside

An exterior view of Luckington Court showing off its buff coloured brickwork and lawned gardens
Luckington Court in the Cotswolds was used as Longbourn in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (Image credit: Woolley & Wallis)

Luckington Court in Wiltshire starred as the Bennet family home in the BBC's 1995 TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice featuring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle and is now for sale for £5million.

The Grade II listed building features eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms and was built using local Cotswold stone. It is set in the southern Cotswolds village of Luckington on the Gloucester-Wiltshire county border.

According to local historians, Luckington Court was the site of a manor owned by King Harold II before he was killed in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.

A rich history dating back to the 1500s

Luckington Court was first extended and remodelled in the 16th Century or earlier by the Fitzherbert family, who purchased it in 1632 and continued to own until the early 1800s. There were further additions including the service wing to the north in 1921.

It was bought by Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Horn, the first director and course designer of the famous Badminton Horse Trials, in 1947.

There are five cottages, a 17th-century dovecote and traditional farm buildings that include a 19th-century stable block. The gardens, fields and woodlands cover almost 19 acres.

Lt-Col Horn’s daughter returned to Luckington Court in 2003 and since then, has conducted a ‘compassionate programme’ of improvement and modernisation across the whole Estate.

Used as the Bennet family home, inside and out

In 1995, Luckington Court was used in exterior and interior scenes as Longbourn, the Bennet family home, in the BBC’s TV series Pride and Prejudice, which starred Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

Jane Austen fans still tour the site and thrill to the beautiful gardens surrounding the estate, which include a rose garden with a lead dolphin fountain, fruit trees, and a wild flower meadow – and were the backdrop for much of the leads’ verbal sparring.

Nearby Luckington Parish Church set the scene for the televised wedding of Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley, and Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, which was watched by between 10 and 11 million British people in October 1995.

Pride and Prejudice production designer Gerry Scott, who found the property while out scouting for locations, told Austenprose: “Longbourn can’t be too grand – it mustn’t threaten the social levels we were hoping to establish. It also needed to sit in its own grounds and be from the correct period.

 “Even before I knocked on the door I knew I’d found it."

The iconic scene featuring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy emerging dripping wet from a lake was sadly filmed elsewhere.

Tall sash windows, a dovecot and the widest tree

There are also five cottages, four of which are let on assured shorthold tenancies (AST’s) with modern interiors. Most have their own enclosed private garden.

The listing on Rightmove reads: “This exemplary English country dwelling house, with its elegant well-proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights, and tall sash windows, provides not only a wonderful home and place to live but also a profitable estate, with expanded farming, residential and commercial income streams.”

The extensive lawns approaching Luckington Court are dominated by a 400 year old Lebanese Cedar, which has one of the largest girths ever recorded in the UK.

The grounds also include the Stable Block, a range of Cotswold stone buildings with ‘huge potential for redevelopment’, subject to planning, a 17th Century dovecote, and a riding school.

The home is on sale for £5 million with Woolley & Wallis.

Sam Webb

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