Built in the 13th century, the Great British Bake Off judge's Kent home is one of the country's oldest private properties.
What's the latest?
Fancy treading in baking royalty’s footsteps? Well here's your chance! The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has hoisted a ‘For Sale’ sign on his Grade I listed home in Wingham, Kent.
The TV baker, 49, and wife Alexandra, 51 are asking for £795,000 for their four-bedroom medieval property, where it's thought they have lived since 2004 with their now-teenage son, Josh.
What’s the house like?
Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest private properties in England. In fact, the cobblestones in the cellar might even be part of an old Roman road.
The timber-framed house, on sale via Fine & Country, offers plenty of historic features, including two inglenook fireplaces and 15th century arched windows.
It has no less than THREE staircases, a cosy kitchen with a Range cooker (of course), dining room, sitting room and a cosy snug-cum-office.
Outside, the house comes with a secluded walled garden, vine-covered pergola, an outbuilding with an office and utility room and a garage to boot.
But don’t be fooled by the property’s period features. It might be historic, but this home is well kitted out with all the latest mod cons – not least in the kitchen.
Where is the house?
It can be found in the picturesque country village of Wingham, which appears to have it all. Farm shop? Tick. Primary school? Tick. Shop and post office? Tick. Good pubs and restaurants? Two! Tick.
Wingham is also less than 8 miles from Canterbury, where you'll find numerous historic buildings, high street shops, restaurants, universities and theatres.
What’s the area like?
Hollywood's property is priced at a whopping £300,000 above the cost of an average detached house in the Canterbury area. And with average values rocketing by 46.2% since the star moved there 12 years ago, it would appear he's adept to making more than one kind of dough.
The most expensive roads in the neighbourhood are:
- Littlebourne Road, where properties are typically worth £652,837
- Chillenden, where homes can set you back £589,655
- Stodmarsh, where average values have hit £547,728
Like the look of the area? Here’s what else is on the market nearby:
1. This country cottage boasts plenty of period features, including an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. It's on sale for £795,000 via Fine & Country.
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