Take a tour around Bake Off judge Mary Berry's former family home
Mary Berry’s former family home is on the market for a whopping £3 million.
Situated in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside and only an hour outside of central London, this beautiful home comes with landscaped gardens and has three reception rooms, a dining room, breakfast room and six bedrooms.
And we can see why she spent most of her time in the kitchen…
An additional coach house with a garage, workshop, tack room and self-contained first-floor annexe is next door to the house.
Mary lived there between 1970-1988 with her husband Paul Hunnings and their three children, Thomas, Annabel and William, who sadly died in a car accident.
In her 2013 autobiography, Recipe for Life, Mary recalls how the price of £25,000 ‘seemed an awful lot of money’, but after selling their London house for £18,000 when they paid £9,000 four years earlier, it wasn’t so bad.
She discovered the house the week before Christmas in 1969 and, on their way to spend Christmas in Bath, the couple and their two children made a detour on Christmas Eve to look at it from the outside.
When describing the Georgian property, Mary said the only thing she didn’t like about it was the name. ‘It was too big to be described as a cottage. I much preferred Red House.’
Mary’s father, a surveyor, came to look around the house with her. In her autobiography, she describes her father jumping up and down on the floorboards to check for dry rot.
Most of Mary’s early TV work was filmed in the kitchen, where she also held cookery courses. It has most recently been used for The Mary Berry Story, which aired on BBC 2 in 2013.
The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on Wednesday evening with Jane Beedle crowned as the star baker after the contestants battled it out to bake the best mirror cake and produced home-made Jaffa Cakes in the technical challenge.
For more information on this property, visit Rightmove.