BASINGSTOKE's Steventon House, the birthplace of iconic author Jane Austen, has been put up for sale for the first time in almost two centuries.

The home is located in Steventon village, where Austen lived from 1775 until 1801 before her family moved to Bath.

The author wrote three of her six major novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Sense and Sensibility, at Steventon House.

While the original building no longer stands, the current Steventon House was built by Austen's older brother, Edward, who lived there until selling it to the second Duke of Wellington in 1855.

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Steventon House is currently on the market for £8.5m with Savills.

The accommodation boasts six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and four elegant reception rooms featuring an array of fine period details.

The property has been extensively renovated with great attention to detail, including restored period details, grand yet comfortable entertaining spaces, and the very best modern amenities.

Every room is grand, with fireplaces featuring decorative stone and carved wood surroundings, high ceilings with delicate cornices and sash windows, and working shutters. The estate also features a sprawling swimming pool, tennis court, and mature grounds filled with cherry trees, a wisteria walk, and walled garden.

The property was used as a clergy house until 1930, when the local parishes of North Waltham and Steventon amalgamated.

Within a mile of the house sits the 13th-century parish church of St Nicholas', which remains largely unchanged since Jane used to attend.

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