Dreaming of a countryside base where you can cook up a storm on the weekends? Well, it doesn’t get much better than Watercroft, the former Buckinghamshire home of national treasure Mary Berry. Look inside the chef and baker’s old address, below.
Inside Mary Berry’s Former Home
Fans of Mary Berry may very well recognise this cosy village house, which finds itself at home in the picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside. It was home to the TV chef and baker for around three decades, and served as the backdrop for many of her cooking shows – including the famed Mary Berry Cooks. Mary bought Watercroft in 1988 with her husband, Paul Hunnings, and lived there quite comfortably until their move in 2019.
Style and history come in spades at this property, which comprises a six-bedroom village house of Queen Anne origins, a detached two-bedroom cottage, a one-bedroom coach house, extensive outbuildings, a tennis court and stunning gardens encompassing it all.
As is to be expected from the home of a famous chef and baker, the heart of this cosy abode is the kitchen. The room, which has been kitted out with up-to-date appliances, features a ‘rather famous’ AGA (it’s the one used by Mary on many of her solo shows) as well as a refrigerated larder.
‘Watercroft exudes character and charm with some wonderful period and historical features,’ says Ben Dommett, head of Savills Beaconsfield. ‘The rest of the house is well presented, offering three reception rooms, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house with the additional benefit of a detached cottage and detached coach house. The house is set in stunning grounds with a natural pond, formal gardens and meadowland with breath taking distant views. Watercroft is a perfect house for those looking for a period family home in the heart of a village with breath-taking views.’
Sound tempting? If you have a spare £3.5 million hanging around, you can make this home yours – best get your baking mitts ready. savills.co.uk
Take A Look Inside
Images courtesy of Savilles