Mary Berry’s Childhood Home Is Up For Sale
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Mary Berry’s Childhood Home Is Up For Sale

Look inside this sublime Victorian property

Mary Berry – she’s a national treasure. Ever wondered where she might have called home? Check out the property she grew up in. 

Mary Berry’s Childhood Home Is Now On The Market

While we’ve seen her most often inside the Bake Off tent, Mary Berry started her life in Bath, Somerset – and her childhood home is now up for sale through Savills. Bearing the name South Lawn, the property stands proudly in the suburb of Lansdown, and Mary lived there during much of the Second World War, from 1941 until 1950. 

South Lawn is complete with six bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms, plus a gorgeous garden and even a heated swimming pool. Inside, you’ll spot an array of impressive features: the entrance hall boasts towering ceilings and original cornicing, while the vast drawing room features large sash windows. The kitchen is particularly spacious, providing a wonderful gas-fired AGA, and the neighbouring dining room is finished with French doors leading out to the garden.

Living room with pastel blue walls, white sofas and a chandelier.

The lower level of the house provides further useful accommodation including a utility room, cellar and an additional sitting room. The bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors: you’ll find a self-contained guest suite, a substantial principal suite and four more bedrooms, as well as a family bathroom.

Dining room with wooden chairs, white tablecloth and red curtains.

Describing her childhood during a 2015 interview with The Times, Mary recalled her early experiences of the war, noting that she and her family hid in the cellar at South Lawn when Bath was bombed in April 1942. ‘I remember our windows had been blown out by the force of the explosions,’ she stated. ‘I was also amazed to find deep craters in the road outside the house.’

Heated outdoor swimming pool with stone wall beside it

However, Mary reflected on many happy memories made in the house: ‘We had moved to South Lawn when I was six, and living there was wonderful — we had so much space. I didn’t like school, so the minute I came through the gate, it was playtime and freedom.’ 

If you fancy bagging this handsome (and historical) home, it’s on the market for £2.8 million.