Mary Berry selling holiday home for £800,000

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 May 2015
Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is selling her holiday home in Devon for £800,000 as she wants to find a property closer to the beach

Mary Berry has put her holiday home on the market for £800,000.

The 'Great British Bake Off' star is selling her three-story home in the Devon town of Salcombe so that she can purchase a property closer to the sea.

She said: "The kitchen works very well, and of course if you don't want to cook, there are great restaurants in town.

"What's nice about Salcombe is that it is easy for families - you can go out even with very young children and eat at 5pm. So if you don't want to cook, you don't need to."

The property was built in the early 1900s and boasts four bedrooms, an outdoor seating area, four parking spaces and a kitchen with a two-oven Aga.

The 80-year-old baker claims to have tried out many of the recipes from her numerous cookbooks in the West Country retreat, known as the "Old Manse", and admits she has many a fond memory of her children and grandchildren holidaying there.

Mary shared: "The Old Manse is very quiet - you don't hear what's going on outside, but you still have a view of the water."

Although Mary and her husband Paul live in the village of Penn near High Wycombe, she likes to have a home in Salcombe because of her children's love for the water.

Speaking about their plans to find a home nearer to the beachfront, she added: "The children want moorings - we're waiting to see what we can find."

Mary's estate agents Marchand Petit admit they don't think it will be hard to sell the property.

Employee Harriet Cundy added: "The Old Manse has got everything people ask for in Salcombe: a view, period features, a garage, and parking - and it's just a short walk from the town centre.

"In short, all the ingredients of a perfect family or holiday home."

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