Famed British food writer and television presenter Mary Berry chopped the price of her Buckinghamshire country house for the second time this month on Friday, bringing the total reductions to more than a half-million pounds.
The Grade II-Listed house hit the market for £4 million last October, and went on to have £150,000 (US$199,253) cut from its asking price earlier this month. Friday’s discount of £400,000 (US$531,342) dropped the asking price to £3.45 million (US$4.58 million), listing records show.
The house “exudes character and charm with some wonderful period and historical features,” according to the listing brokerage Savills, who shares the listing with Knight Frank.
The six-bedroom main house has three reception rooms, five bathrooms, two cellars, and a befittingly well-fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, an Aga range cooker and a refrigerated larder for cold storage, the listing said.
On the property’s 4.3-acre grounds, separate from the main house, there’s additional living space in the form of a cottage and a coach house. There’s also a tennis court and gardens, which “are a sheer delight and have been carefully planned, planted and maintained over many years to provide the perfect English country garden scene,” the listing said.
Ms. Berry, 83, and her husband, Paul, purchased the home in 1989, property records show. She could not be reached for comment.
Mansion Global could not determine how much they paid for the house.
Ms. Berry is famed for her multitude of cooking books and for her time on the BBC’s “Great British Bake Off,” known in the U.S. as the “Great British Baking Show.”
Ms. Berry served as one of the show’s judges from 2010-16 where she rallied against “soggy bottoms” on contestants’ pastries.
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