Living in literary landscapes
Renowned for both its rich literary heritage and the beauty of its varied landscapes, Britain is a country in which many regions have become synonymous with certain authors. We have put together a collection of Jackson Stops & Staff properties from areas immortalised in great British literature. Situated on the romantic coastline often used as the backdrop to the work of Daphne du Maurier, Halenkene is fully refurbished and stylish five bedroom house with two luxury holiday cottages within its extensive 1 acre grounds. Far more comfortable than du Mauriers burning mansions or dim fishermans shacks, the property includes a magnificent pool complex, with swimming pool, jacuzzi and shower. The property lies on the North Cornish coast in the small hamlet of Joppa, on the outskirts of the village of Hayle, which boasts a large open estuary. The A30 is only a few minutes drive away and offers easy access to the east. The town of St Ives is 7.6 miles distant. Halenkene is on the market for 1,250,000 with our Truro office. For more information click here  In the early 1800s, George Clarkson ran one of his infamous Yorkshire schools from Bowes Hall and the school is thought to have directly influenced Dickens Nicholas Nickleby. The property is located on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the historic village of Bowes. Barnard Castle is just four miles distant and offers a wide range of shopping facilities while Scotch Corner and the A1 lie just 16 miles from the Hall. The property has three storeys plus an attic floor and has been restored meticulously over the past ten years with the installation of a new breakfast kitchen and landscaping of the grounds. The elegant accommodation includes a stunning two flight stone cantilever staircase with arched Venetian window at the half landing. The property is on the market for 795,000 with our York office. For more information click here.  Thomas Hardys fictional town in The Mayor of Casterbridge is based on his home of Dorchester, set within the merely realistic dream county of Wessex, otherwise known as Dorset. Moreford Hall is 6.5 miles to the east of Dorchester, positioned at the end of a long sweeping drive half a mile from the conservation village of Moreton. The village was the site of Lawrence of Arabias fatal motorcycle accident in 1935 and the celebrated war hero is now interred in the cemetery near Moretons St Nicholas church. The hall boasts typically high quality Victorian construction and charming period features. In addition to the spacious reception rooms and five bedrooms, there is a one bedroomed self-contained flat on the first floor. The impressive 2.5 acre gardens include a tennis court. The property is on the market for 1,275,000 with our Dorchester office. For more information click here.  Far Dean Farm is just a couple of miles from the village of Haworth, home to the literary Bronte sisters, who immortalised the romantic Yorkshire moors in their works. The property occupies a tranquil rural position, five minutes drive from the village of Laycock and just three miles from the town of Keighley, which is served by the railway line running from Carlisle to Leeds. Set at the end of a country lane, Far Dean occupies a south facing position with far reaching views of the unspoilt rural valley. Having recently undergone a sympathetic restoration, the property now comprises spacious reception rooms, including a wood burning stove and four bedrooms. The property is on the market for 525,000 with our York office. For more information click here.