The Great British Bake Off Was Here: The $6.7M Somerset Estate Is for Sale
Harptree Court in Somerset, England has a lot of history. It dates back to 1797, has over 50 acres of grounds and gardens, has been owned by the same family for the last 100 years, and oh, it was also the filming location for The Great British Bake Off.
Located outside of Bristol in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Grade II Listed Georgian house is said to have been built by Charles Harcourt Masters of Bath in the late 18th century, with a 19th century addition. in 1920, the house was purchased by Charles Hill, whose grandchild is the current owner.
The main house has nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and the reception rooms include a drawing room, dining room, billiards room, morning room, and sitting room. It’s absolutely dripping in gorgeous period details, like columns, molded cornices, rich paneling, and detailed moldings. There are no photos of the kitchen, but we have to imagine it has enough space to perfect your puff pastry, ward off soggy bottoms, and get that Charlotte Royale just right.
The grounds are nothing to sneeze at, either, with unspoiled views of the Chew valley. It also includes a cottage, walled garden and stable yard with development potential on various stone barns and buildings. Bonus: check out the amazing photos of the luxury treehouse, which “is completely self-contained and is let out for most of the year, generating a sizable annual income,” according to the listing.
The Great British Bake Off filmed two seasons on the property—UK series three and series four (which happens to be the second season on Netflix in the US; three is currently unavailable on American television services). The listing photos even include photos of sheep, which frequent GBBO viewers will find very familiar and comforting (or is that just me?).
Anyway, Mary Berry was here (Paul, too) which has to make it worth that £5 million price tag (that’d be about $6.7 million).