A charming 4-bedroom cottage called Maple Farm House can be rented on the Highclere Estate. Highclere Castle, as every Downton Abbey fan knows, is the setting for this mini-series, which is currently being shown on PBS on Sunday nights.
I imagine this house as a perfect setting for Barton Cottage and the Dashwood ladies. Or as a cousin to Steventon Cottage, where Jane Austen grew up. The surroundings are magnificent and bucolic, to say the least.
Visits to to Highclere Estate and the mansion resume in April. But one lucky family can choose to live nearby year round.