Mulberry Cottages Celebrate the Life of Jane Austen

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death (18th July 1817), one of the greatest 19th century English novelists, famed for much loved romantic novels including Pride and Prejudice and Emma.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, Mulberry Cottages will be doing a free Jane Austen book give away for all guests that stay within a Winchester property during the months of July and August

Winchester and Hampshire will be hosting a year of exhibitions, talks, walks and performances, making Winchester the ideal long weekend away for both keen historians and literary enthusiasts alike, as well as those seeking their very own Mr Darcy.

Mulberry Cottages have over 40 self-catering properties in and around Winchester, from ultra-modern apartments to romantic exposed-beam terraced cottages. Here are some of the best properties in Winchester and the surrounding areas, ideal for those looking to celebrate the life of Jane Austen this summer.

Hang Your Hat, is one of Mulberry Cottages’ newest additions and the perfect bolt hole for two. Steeped in history the one bed property is located in the oldest parish of Winchester and just a short walk from the Cathedral. After exploring the city, guests can return to the property and enjoy the privacy of the court yard garden, Austen novel in hand. Sleeps 2 – from £525 for 3 nights

Pemberly, in the charming village of Kingsgate, at the heart of Winchester, is a terraced property with exposed beams, and a contemporary farm house feel. Situated along the famous ‘Jane Austen Tour and Tea’ walking tour, where guests can experience the life of Austen and visit her final resting place in the Cathedrals grounds. Sleeps 4 - from £580 for 3 nights

Greystones, is a picturesque 100 year old property in the quaint village of Crawley, only a short 15 minute car journey into Winchester, where guests can enjoy one of the many Jane Austen performances taking place, including Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. Sleeping eight, this property boasts plenty of space for a large group, including an outdoor play area for children, and a modern open plan kitchen diner for entertaining. Sleeps 8 – from £882 for 3 nights

To claim your free Jane Austen book, just pop into our Winchester office during your stay and say hello! Our office is open Monday - Friday. If you are visiting over the weekend, please do contact us and books can be collected by arrangement. 

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