An estate once belonging to celebrity chef, baker and television judge Mary Berry in the south of Buckinghamshire has once again gone on the market.

Watercroft House, along with Watercroft Cottage, which is based in Penn, was the former home of national treasure and her husband, Paul Hunnings, between 1988 and 2019.

However, after deciding to downsize from their nine-bedroom property, they would go on to sell the house for £2.4m, along with an additional £600,000 for the cottage.

Bucks Free Press: The Watercroft Estate is based in Penn (Savills)The Watercroft Estate is based in Penn (Savills) (Image: Savills)


They now reside in Henley-on-Thames in neighbouring Oxfordshire.

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But after four years, the current owners have put the property on the market at a value of £3.5m.

In total, the Grade II listed estate boasts nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a two-bedroom detached cottage, a one-bedroom coach house and a tennis court on 5,413 square feet of land.

Watercroft House has been up for sale since the start of the month.

In her 2013 autobiography, Berry revealed she purchased the land and its contents from her next-door neighbour, Joan.

An excerpt read: “We effectively swapped houses.

Bucks Free Press: Mary Berry lived in Penn between 1988 and 2019 (PA)Mary Berry lived in Penn between 1988 and 2019 (PA) (Image: PA)

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“It was an extremely civilised way to move house, and we were then on hand to help each other deal with those niggly issues you always get with a new home, such as the idiosyncrasies of the boiler.”

The property also has a reception room, drawing room dining room and family room downstairs, along with an additional prep kitchen.

The house was also the set of her TV show, ‘Mary Berry Cooks’, which aired on BBC Two between March and April 2014.

It was only on for one season but was watched on average by just short of three million people.