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I think that all of us would agree that it is nice to get away on occasion and that is especially true now that we are in the middle of a pandemic. As it turns out, getting away and enjoying a good book sounds nice, but a great escape that is all about a good book is even better.

If curling up with a great novel is your idea of a good getaway, then you may want to try renting Jane Austen’s former home in Bath, England. It’s available on Airbnb, and my bags are already packed.

If you’re looking for something oversized and luxurious, this may not be the choice, but the two-bedroom apartment in Bath may be just right for a cozy little getaway. The apartment has plenty of modern pieces along with some bright blue colors and Victorian furniture. It just seems like the perfect place to sit with your favorite book, so I can see why it is such a great place to have written a book!

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Maxwell is the host of this getaway who says it was the family home of Austin from 1801-1805. It seems as if Jane started working on “The Watsons” while living there. It was one of her earlier books and it was never finished.

A smart TV is in the updated living room and you will love the heated floors in the bathroom along with the rainfall shower.

The bedroom also looks quite nice!

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The second bedroom is a little small, but it’s a nice space to explore.

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The bright blue kitchen is cheerful and it has plenty of windows to allow for a lot of natural sunlight. We can only imagine what Jane would have cooked up or perhaps she was too busy reading and writing.

According to the listing, a courtyard filled with roses is outside of the kitchen windows. Sounds wonderful!

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There is a study nook tucked into the corner of the dining room area.

Maxwell wrote the following on the listing: “The dining area features a William IV Indian rosewood dining table & sideboard, and early 19th c. Indian caned chairs.”

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If you are interested in staying at this former Jane Austen home, then it can be yours for $175 a night. If you are planning on staying on the weekend or at certain times of the year, you may end up paying more.

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