Jane Austen Literary Escape

Hampshire

From £252 for two

Experience highlights:

  • Entrance to two famed Austen sites
  • One Jane Austen novel to enjoy at home
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Anchor Inn
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Jane Austen Literary Escape

For enquires please call +44 (0)20 8161 0100

Overview

Chawton House Library was once the home of Jane's brother and which the author called the "Great House" in her letters. Today his charming Elizabethan manor house is home to a unique collection of early women's writing. See the table at which Jane Austen dined with her family, along with her brother's portrait, suit and journal, and enjoy a stroll in the Walled Garden built by Edward and mentioned in Jane's letters.

The Library itself is a treasure trove of fascinating works by women - including some of Jane Austen's favourite writers - and many of these are on display throughout the house, along with portraits and paintings inspired by the writers. Chawton House Library serves light lunches and cakes in its tearoom, the atmospheric Old Kitchen in the servants' quarters of the house.

Our literary lovers' package also includes a complimentary copy of one of Austen's newly reissued novels by Vintage Classics and a one-night stay for two people on a shared basis at an idyllic inn deep in the Hampshire countryside, including dinner and breakfast.​

Package includes

Jane Austen's House Museum
Admission tickets for two

Chawton House Library
Admission tickets for two

One Jane Austen novel
A newly reissued Vintage Classics paperback edition of one of Jane Austen's novels (note titles are selected randomly)

One-night stay at The Anchor Inn
Accommodation for two people in a boutique en-suite room

Dinner for two included
Relax over a fine evening meal (up to the value of £35pp)

Breakfast for two included
Enjoy a cooked breakfast with continental buffet

Good to know

Availability
Available Sunday to Friday, March until October

Check in/ check out:
Check in: after 3pm; check out: 11am

Duration
Set aside at least 90 minutes to explore the museum fully and another 90 minutes for the library. If you fancy going on a self-guided walk to see landmarks associated with Jane Austen's life then you'll need at least another couple of hours

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Alton
Taxi from station: 9min
Drive: 15min from Farnham, 20min from Basingstoke, 1hr 30min from London

Address

Jane Austen's House Museum & Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm. Terms and conditions apply on all Experience bookings, please read them carefully.

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