Goodnestone Park, the delightful classically English estate has a very interesting history for those who love Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – not many will know that Jane Austen’s brother Edward Austen married Elizabeth Bridges who was lived at Goodnestone Park.
Edward and his young wife spent their early married life in a house on the Goodnestone estate before moving to nearby Godmersham. Elizabeth was a favourite relative for Jane Austen and Jane was a regular guest at Goodnestone during their years there.
It’s hugely significant that she began writing her first novel, Pride and Prejudice, immediately after staying at Goodnestone in 1796. She wrote to her sister Cassandra and talked about “the very great pleasure in going over the house and grounds” at Goodnestone.
If you’d like to walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps at Goodnestone, there’s a newly reinstated 18th century Serpentine Walk where you can look at the world through Jane Austen’s eyes. This is an amazing opportunity to stay in Goodnestone Park where you can wake up in the morning, draw the curtains back and see that view – quite unique and something that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
This fabulous house offer guests quintessentially English gracious living in an aristocratic private residence with impeccable high class standards. Totally renovated, there are 12 bedrooms with mainly en-suite bathrooms, 5 elegant but homely reception rooms and a brand new kitchen giving a traditional feel but with modern day comforts. Although completely refurnished, the house retains its historic charm with a contemporary twist set within the traditional interiors. Family treasures, antique furniture, paintings and some more modern furnishings give rise to a perfect fusion of discreet grandeur and genteel informality.
If you’d like to see more about this truly remarkable property, click here to be taken to the Goodnestone Park page and read all about the house and grounds.
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