A grand residence in the Norfolk countryside has been described as "plucked from the pages of Pride and Prejudice" ahead of World Book Day.

A vast 500-acre estate, Wolterton Hall has been compared to the fictional residence of Pemberley house from Jane Austen’s beloved British romance novel.

North Norfolk News: Inside Wolterton Hall country house in north NorfolkInside Wolterton Hall country house in north Norfolk (Image: Colin Finch)

Similar to the fictional Pemberley, described as "the setting of one of the greatest love stories of all time", the stately home of Wolterton Hall near Aylsham is filled with opulent rooms.

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The dog-friendly countryside estate sleeps up to 24 people, costing from £27,070 for a seven-night stay, and the grounds include a 10-acre lake for anyone who fancies recreating the novel's famous Mr Darcy scene.

North Norfolk News: Lord Walpole's favourite view from Wolterton HallLord Walpole's favourite view from Wolterton Hall (Image: Antony Kelly)

Holiday Cottages lettings agency named the property in its list of five fairy tale holiday homes in the UK that bring books to life, to celebrate World Book Day on March 7. 

Sarah Pring, Digital PR Manager for holidaycottages.co.uk, said: “We are thrilled to present these enchanting cottages that bring the magic of beloved stories to life."