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Planning to throw a dinner party to try to seduce your very own Mr. Darcy*, but lacking the right venue? Just $5.65 million separates you from your dream. This Spring Valley manor has six private bedroom suites, seven bathrooms, and three studies. It has the right vocabulary, with the listing describing it as “evocative of an English country house, surrounded by mature gardens and private terraces on nearly one acre of grounds”—-those grandiose plurals (gardens, terraces, grounds) being essential, of course, to the cause. Most important, it has the right feel, with plenty of spaces to which to retire after dinner with your Darcy.

Have a look around, shall we?

The view by dusk:

This is where the magic happens:

After dinner, you can retire to the (first) study:

Or to the White Room:

Or the Red Room:

Or the curiously round room:

But let’s keep things proper—-separate beds:

After all, how much energy will you really have for anything more transgressive after climbing all the spiral stairs?

*I’m informed that Darcy is in fact the worst possible example of wealth hunting in Austen’s oeuvre. Nonetheless, this Austen dilettante thinks it has the right ring to it.

Photos courtesy of Estately