Slice of bake off history up for sale: House where bake off was filmed in back gardens up for sale
GREAT British Bake Off fans may well recognise the gardens of this stately home up for sale – its lawns were used for filming two seasons.
The nine-bedroom mansion is now on the market for a whopping £5 million but five years ago it was being used to house the hit show’s famous tent.
Owners Linda and Charles Hill decided to put the luxury home on the market after seeing two bake off winners crowned in their sprawling back garden.
The couple – who run a luxury bed and breakfast from the Georgian property – say they “loved” being a part of the popular programme.
The house, near Bristol in Somerset, was used by Bake Off in 2012 and 2013.
Hosted by Mel and Sue the show was won by John Whaite in series three and Frances Quinn a year later.
Grade II-listed Harptree Court in Somerset has been in Charles’ family since 1920.
The impressive home boasts six reception rooms, seven bathrooms and nine bedrooms.
His wife Linda, 60, said: “I have never laughed so much as filming for Great British Bake Off.
“The crew were all lovely.
“They also filmed the first ever episode of Skins here so we had Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel here too. The treehouse has featured in Vogue and Casualty has also been filmed here.
“It will be emotional leaving but there is enormous potential for the new owner.”
The current series of Bake Off is the first one to be screened by Channel 4 after six years on the BBC.