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The entrance to The Dower House is found on the right hand side, turn into the parking area for the village hall and the entrance to The Dower House is immediately on the left.Find traffic incidents for East Hampshire and South West Surrey - here we display the latest traffic reports, accidents, roadworks and expected delays for East Hampshire and South West Surrey. We cannot accept responsibility for inaccurate information.In 1832, the property remained a modest farmstead, but was significantly upgraded in around 1840, when it became a ‘young ladies establishment’, acquiring a beautiful regency façade and the creation of seven bedrooms.The Dower House was again upgraded in approximately 1890 when a prominent Victorian enlarged the property further with the acquisition of nearby buildings and the addition of the mock Tudor façade and window alcoves at the front.In around 1600 the property was ‘modernised’, with the addition of a large cooking fireplace and chimney, bread oven, brick floor and a ceiling to the ground floor.
Location The Dower House occupies an important position in the heart of the thriving village of Chawton, East Hampshire, lying within the South Downs National Park, famous as the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life.
The majority of the reception rooms have working fireplaces, providing that much sought after period charm and ambience.