Historic estate where ‘Great British Bake Off’ was filmed wants $6.7M


Fans of The Great British Bake Off (known as The Great British Baking show in the U.S.) might recognize this historic Georgian estate for sale in North Somerset, England.

The 9-bedroom manse is set on over 51 acres, on which seasons 3 and 4 of the smash-hit reality cooking show were shot. Not a bad setting to get your biscuits just right!

Still, beyond the entertainment pedigree, the property boasts a storied past—not to mention grand architecture. Known as Harptree Court and owned by the same family for over 100 years, the 9-bedroom country house was built in 1797 by Charles Harcourt Masters of Bath for Joshua Crope, according to Country Life magazine. After a few more change-of-hands, the estate was sold in 1920 to Charles Hill, whose grandchild is the present owner.

But moving on to the house itself. In addition to the 9 bedrooms are 6 exquisitely appointed reception rooms including a drawing room, dining room, billiards room, morning room, and sitting room, 6 bathrooms, and so much more, all featuring lovely period details like pedimented doorways and window casements, molded cornices, and 2 semi-circular bays on the facade facing the garden.

Rounding out the property are a stone cottage, charming “luxury” treehouse, walled garden, spring-fed lakes, and tennis court. All of this and more are offered at £5 million, or about $ 6.7 million.



Via: The Spaces, Country Life, Knight Frank


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