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Longbourn | The Pride and Prejudice Collection

by ladymumm Posted 14th Jun 2011 at 10:09 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2011 at 7:44 PM by ladymumm
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Longbourn is the childhood home of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, where she lives with her parents and four sisters. Lizzie is the primary character in Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice. Her house is often chaotic, and her family can be loud and improper, but they bring the house alive.

The house itself is comfortable, cozy, and friendly, but a bit small for a family of seven. The crowded rooms don't seem to bother the family though. Mr. Bennet retreats to his comfortable study where he reads and conducts his business. Lizzie takes her books ouside into the garden or the surrounding grounds, and her sister Mary retreats into her music, which she practices on the piano in the main hall. The other two spend their time in town trying to attract the attention of the "officers" garrisoned there. Longbourn is nothing lavish, but it has all the comforts of a country cottage. It includes a large hall, five bedrooms, stables, a carriage house, separate servants quarters, and a gardener's cottage.

Longbourn is based on Groombridge Place, which was used as Longbourn in the 2005 production of Pride and Prejudice. I always imagined Longbourn to be a country cottage, covered with ivy and plants growing everywhere, and with a homey, comfortable, yet slightly shabby interior. I tried to be true to the original house as much as possible, but of course I took some artistic liberties, since there wasn't a whole lot of information about the interior organization and decor.

Custom Content:

No custom content is included with the download. You'll need to download the following items for the house to look the way it does in the screenshots.

Creeping Ivy by lemoncandy at MTS
Country Windows by HugeLunatic at MTS

Golden Horse Collection by Victor_tor at Prosims

Upright Piano by Sugar-Baby at sims.miXei

See Surf Kitchen Set by Vitasims 3

From the Sims 3 Store:
Weba Yayfoo set (free)
Riverview neighborhood - I used a few items from the stuff that comes with the neighborhood (free)

Gardening set at Around the Sims 3 (fork, leaf grabbing rake, spade, barrow 1, coffe table crates, table 2, small tools 1 and 2, seeds box, seedling plant)

Lot Price:
Furnished: §270,898
Unfurnished: §171,575

Lot Size: 64x64

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: §270,898

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version:
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Size: 4.26 MB · Downloads: 13,059 · 14th Jun 2011
4.26 MB 13,059 14th Jun 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Captain Louie
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#2 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 12:28 AM
This looks fantastic! The decorations, clear pictures...just a wonderful build overall! :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 6:02 AM
Wow, lovely job. Not quite the way I pictured the house, but its still an awesome build and interpretation. Love it. Hope I can get everything in my game so I can use it! (as my game groans under the burden of all the cc. lol)
Forum Resident
#4 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 9:32 AM
Oh this is amazing. Thank you!
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 10:20 AM
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 1:58 PM
Thank you.Really so beautiful !
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 1:59 PM
I love this - wonderful detail. Someday soon we can put "real" horses in your stable!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 5:12 PM
magnificent! thank you!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Jun 2011 at 3:18 PM
Well done!
Mad Poster
#10 Old 16th Jun 2011 at 4:50 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Jun 2011 at 10:01 AM
I love the classic look of this. I am such a Jane Austen fan, so this makes me VERY happy. I can't wait to play with it! The pictures are lovely.
Test Subject
#12 Old 12th Jul 2011 at 1:45 PM
Beautiful, utterly beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 2:55 PM
Didn't want to comment until I tried it. This manor is brilliant!! I followed the instructions AND added the extra items as suggested. The whole thing is so well done and it did not cause any glitches to my game at all.

To find the horses (which were inside the stables) ensure you are on the ground level of the house, then hit a lower level (as though you are going to the basement), this lowers the walls of the stables and there you have the horses. You can grab them and put them outside too. So I guess the stable levels are one lower than the 1st floor of the house. I cannot find the horses if I go into the build mode though.
One more comment....the manor is 64x64...I went into Sunset Valley and it would not fit on the only empty 64x64 lot, so I had to bulldoze the Science facility and then placed it there. If anyone can tell me how to put it on an empty lot, please do so. Been playing Sims 3 since the beginning...this is definitely my favorite house. Wow...GREAT JOB with no glitches. This deserves to be a featured item.
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 3:41 PM
Absolutely beautiful, just... perfect. Thank you :-)
Test Subject
#15 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 12:02 AM
This is amazing! This is one of the best Houses for No CC I have ever saw!! I love how it looks, I love the design, I love EVERYTHING about this House!! Hope you can make more houses as amazing as this :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 6:39 PM
Default very pleased!
This is just what I was looking for! I have been trying to create the pride and prejudice movie in the Sims 3 but couldn't get everything looking just right. So thank you for adding to my collection and for saving me the time of putting it all together. Now that pets is out we can have real horses! Thanks again.

P.S. Have you created any sims from the movie?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 6:51 PM
Glad you like it! Sorry, I'm probably not going to create any sims. I just can't seem to get the hang of realistic sim faces. But I am planning on making a few more houses, including Rosings (in the works right now, it's huge!) and Netherfield.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 6:35 PM
Keeping an eye out for your future houses. Can't wait!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 11:45 PM
Default having trouble: not appearing in downloads in sims 3 launcher
is there something special i have to do to download this? one of the other lots i downloaded appeared in the sims 3 launcher but this lot didn't. any advice?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#20 Old 1st Nov 2011 at 12:46 AM
Sorry, I'm not sure why its not working It should install just like any other sims3pack. You could try changing it into .package format and see if it works that way. You can use Delphy's Sims 3 Pack Multi-Extracter to convert the files.

I hope you can get it to work
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 11:22 PM
This is very beautiful!
Test Subject
#22 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 12:04 PM
Test Subject
#23 Old 14th Nov 2014 at 1:02 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 21st Apr 2015 at 9:29 PM
The link doesn't work, it just shows blank page, HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 12th Mar 2016 at 10:44 PM
This is a long time favorite of mine and still use it. So well done.