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An impressive 10-bedroom Jacobean manor house that inspired the author Thomas Hardy has been put on the market for £4.75 million.
The gorgeous Grade II* Listed manor, in Fawley village, Berkshire, provided inspiration for Hardy's renowned 1895 novel Jude the Obscure.
The classic Jacobean property sprawls to about 6,000 sq ft, with a side wing of 4,000 sq ft that is believed to have been added in the 19th century.
The wing is currently used as separate accommodation but has potential to be incorporated back into the main home.
The historic house, which was built in 1614, has been restored over the last 40 years, keeping period features such as the original staircase, oak paneling, stone mullioned windows and open fireplaces.
An aerial view of the 10-bedroom Fawley Manor in Berkshire. The huge home sits on nine acres of land, and sprawls for 6,000 sq ft
The Grade II* Listed building has been put on the market for £4.75 million. The impression mansion provided much inspiration for Thomas Hardy's novel Judge the Obscure
The home includes the impressive Old Hall on the ground floor, also known as the drawing room, which has been renovated over the past 40 years
The cosy Oak Room looks out onto the nine acres of land surrounding the houses. Period features such as the original staircase, oak paneling, stone mullioned windows and open fireplaces are still intact
Located within the huge grounds of the manor is a tennis court, a pond, an orchard and a strip of woodland filled with snowdrops and bluebells. There also a number of stables and barns on the site
Fawley Manor provided inspiration for one of Thomas Hardy's (pictured) most well known novels, Jude the Obscure. Hardy gave his lead character the surname Fawley after visiting the area. The hamlet in the novel, called Marygreen, was inspired by the small Berkshire village
The home, located in the idyllic rural setting in the North Wessex Downs' area of outstanding natural beauty, spreads over four floors.
The manor has ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms.