Hunsford Estate is a fictional place from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The clergymen William Collins and his wife, Charlotte, live there. However, the owner of the estate is Lady Catherine De Bourgh, Mr. Collins’ patroness.
Hunsford Estate is an imaginary place from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. It is located at the Hunsford Parsonage near Rosings Park in Kent. The clergyman William Collins and his wife Elizabeth live in the house. They moved in after Mr. Collins accepted the position of the clergyman of the parish. The estate belongs to Mr. Collins’ patroness, Lady Catherine De Bourgh, who lives at Rosings Park.
The reader is given the description of the house when Elizabeth arrives at Hunsford. “The garden sloping to the road, the house standing in it, the green pales and the laurel hedge, everything declared that they were arriving.” The house is described as small but well-built and convenient. Elizabeth notes the entrance’s neatness, the excellent proportion of rooms, their aspect, and furniture. Everything seems neat and comfortable.
The garden is large and well laid out. Mr. Collins cultivates it himself: “To work in his garden was one of his most respectable pleasures.” Elizabeth gets a chance to explore the house. She observes that “everything was fitted up and arranged with a neatness and consistency of which Elizabeth gave Charlotte all the credit.” She notes that “when Mr. Collins could be forgotten, there was really an air of great comfort throughout.”