Mary Berry’s former home complete with her Aga on market for £2.5 million 

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The former home of Mary Berry has gone on the market for £2.5million, offering Great British Bake Off fans the chance to own the Aga she used to create famous recipes.

Mary bought The Red House, in Penn, Buckinghamshire, for just £25,000 in 1970 and lived there until 1988 before moving to another property in the Chilterns village.

The three-storey, six-bedroom property boasts a large, open-plan kitchen as well as a 30ft dining room, which is perfect for hosting dinner parties. Its ground floor boasts a reception hall, drawing room, family room, utility room and cloakroom. 

The sprawling property (pictured) sits in the Chiltern village of Penn, Buckinghamshire, and is on the market for £2.5million after the Bake Off star bought it for £25,000 back in 1970

The sprawling property (pictured) sits in the Chiltern village of Penn, Buckinghamshire, and is on the market for £2.5million after the Bake Off star bought it for £25,000 back in 1970 

A sitting room at the property looks out onto the tranquil gardens of The Red House in Buckinghamshire, where the Bake Off judge lived until 1988

A sitting room at the property looks out onto the tranquil gardens of The Red House in Buckinghamshire, where the Bake Off judge lived until 1988 

The lucky buyer could even own the Aga (pictured) that Mary Berry used to hone the skills that would later make her a household name on the Great British Bake Off

The lucky buyer could even own the Aga (pictured) that Mary Berry used to hone the skills that would later make her a household name on the Great British Bake Off 

Pictured: One of the bathrooms at The Red House, which Mary Berry snapped up for £25,000 in 1970. It is now on the market for £2.5million

Pictured: One of the bathrooms at The Red House, which Mary Berry snapped up for £25,000 in 1970. It is now on the market for £2.5million

Pictured: One of the six bedrooms at The Red House in Penn, Buckinghamshire, which is now on the market for £2.5million

Pictured: One of the six bedrooms at The Red House in Penn, Buckinghamshire, which is now on the market for £2.5million

On the first floor, a master bedroom comes complete with a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The guest bedroom also features an en suite bathroom. 

Berry (pictured) bought the house for £25,000 back in 1970

Berry (pictured) bought the house for £25,000 back in 1970

Two further double bedrooms and a family shower room are found down the hall and the final two bedrooms are located on the second floor.

A detached coach house with a garage, workshop and store accompany the home at ground level and a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen sit above.

The grounds have lawns, flower borders, a vegetable garden and a pond, with paved terraces surrounding the rear of the house.

The property was built in 1819 by Sir Philip Rose, the legal adviser to the future British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Berry lived there for 18 years with husband Paul Hunnings and their three children before selling it to Lady Heath, the widow of Battle of Britain pilot Sir Barrie Heath, one of ‘The Few’.

The Red House is on the market with estate agents Hamptons International. The present owners purchased it in 2005.

A Hamptons spokesperson said: ‘The Red House is the former home of Mary Berry. 

‘It was originally built in 1819 by Sir Philip Rose, the legal advisor to Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, as the village parsonage. 

Pictured: An aerial shot of The Red House in Buckinghamshire, which was once home to a future adviser of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli

Pictured: An aerial shot of The Red House in Buckinghamshire, which was once home to a future adviser of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli 

The property boasts this outside dining area, which is perfect for entertaining visitors to The Red House in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire

The property boasts this outside dining area, which is perfect for entertaining visitors to The Red House in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire 

The open plan kitchen leads into a spacious dining room at the property, which sits in the Chiltern village of Penn in Buckinghamshire and is up for grabs at £2.5million

The open plan kitchen leads into a spacious dining room at the property, which sits in the Chiltern village of Penn in Buckinghamshire and is up for grabs at £2.5million

Pictured: The dining area at The Red House in Buckinghamshire, which is now on the market for £1.5million having previously housed Mary Berry as well as Lady Heath

Pictured: The dining area at The Red House in Buckinghamshire, which is now on the market for £1.5million having previously housed Mary Berry as well as Lady Heath 

The lucky buyer of The Red House could cook their meals in this kitchen, which features the Aga that Mary Berry used to perfect her recipes during her time at the property

The lucky buyer of The Red House could cook their meals in this kitchen, which features the Aga that Mary Berry used to perfect her recipes during her time at the property 

This is one of the six bedrooms at the sprawling property in Penn, which Mary Berry lived in for nearly 20 years as she honed her skills to become the nation's best-love baker

This is one of the six bedrooms at the sprawling property in Penn, which Mary Berry lived in for nearly 20 years as she honed her skills to become the nation’s best-love baker 

‘It is steeped in history and represents an exquisite example of a traditional Georgian house with a unique blend of bespoke craftsmanship, elegance and functional design.

‘Benefiting from considerate renovations and additions throughout its history, the house is in beautiful condition and decorative order, seamlessly blending attractive period features with modern fittings to create a wonderful family home ideal for modern living.’

Berry moved from Waterfront in Penn to her current home in Henley in 2017.

 

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