Jane Austen's House

Step inside Jane Austen’s world.

Explore the house of one of Britain’s best-loved writers, Jane Austen, at Jane Austen’s House Museum, where iconic characters such as Mr Darcy and Emma Woodhouse were brought to life.

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of the world, The Anchor Inn is a traditional, welcoming pub with comfortable rooms that is near to many of the sights and landmarks that Hampshire has to offer.

Our delicious meals are created with fresh, seasonal produce, and we have plenty of delicious Butcombe beer on tap behind the bar.

A Brief Overview Of The Museum

Chawton Cottage, only a short 10 minute car journey from The Anchor Inn, was the novelist’s final home and where she completed her entire collection of literary works. Here you can tour the author’s living quarters and kitchens or enjoy a picnic in the gardens where Austen once walked.

The museum is unique in being the only house Austen lived in that is open to the public, and where you can see for yourself where Britain’s most treasured stories were created. A must for literature fans.

Directions To The Anchor Inn From Chawton Cottage

The estimated distance from Chawton Cottage to the Anchor Inn in Alton is around 3.6 miles and should take around 10 minutes by car.

Start by heading northeast on Winchester Rpad/A31, towards Chawton Park Road. Then take a right turn onto Chawton Park Road.

Take another right turn onto the A339. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A31 slip road to Alton/Farnham.

Merge onto the A31. Then at the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Alton Road.

Turn right onto High the Street/A31. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and continue on the High Street/A31.

Turn left onto Normandy Street.

Take a right turn onto Turk Street.

Continue straight onto Lower Turk Street.

Turn left onto London Road/A32.

Finally, the Anchor Inn will be on your right-hand side.