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Budding novelists can hole up at Jane Austen’s former Bath home

Literary links and period charm fuse in this cosy Bath home, which was once owned by Jane Austen and can be rented for £152 per night via Airbnb.

The two-bedroom Georgian apartment was where the novelist lived from 1801 to 1805 and penned her abandoned novel The Watsons. The lower ground flat lies on Sydney Place in Bath – the English city Austen used as inspiration for her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Jane Austen's former family home in Bath is for rent via Airbnb
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The maximalist home’s reception room has distressed blue panelling, flagstone flooring, traditional furnishings and walls teeming with framed paintings. The alcove-set wooden writing desk, meanwhile, pays homage to its former literary resident.

Jane Austen's former family home in Bath is for rent via Airbnb
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Jane Austen's former family home in Bath is for rent via Airbnb
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