Host Your Own 'Great British Bake Off' by Renting Out Mary Berry’s Former Cottage
You may not have Mary Berry’s baking skills, but you can still cook in her kitchen.
The former English countryside home of the “Great British Bake Off” judge is available to rent. Old Manse cottage in Salcombe, Devon, has the same proper British charm as Berry herself. The four-bedroom cottage is located on the southwestern coast of the U.K., with a marble fireplace and views of the nearby harbor.
But for any baking fan, the main attraction is the kitchen. As would be only fitting, Berry’s former kitchen is ready to entertain. The Aga oven (which calls itself the world’s best cooking experience) is waiting to bake Berry’s famous pavlova. It’s stocked with pots and pans, a large stainless steel fridge and a grill. An eight-person wood table sits in the dining room, ideal for serving elaborate feasts a la Berry.
For dining al fresco, the cottage has a charming backyard with a paved terrace, outdoor furniture and British landscaping.
The bedrooms upstairs are outfitted in a classic and simple style, complementing the seaside environment with details like striped fabrics and rope tie-backs for the curtains. And there’s also WiFi and a TV if you wish to stream episodes of “Great British Bake Off” for inspiration.
The cottage is available from $1,173 (£926) per week. It can accommodate up to eight guests.