The baking baron has listed the medieval abode through luxury estate agency Fine & Country – headquartered on London’s prestigious Park Lane – which is promoting the property online via Zoopla.Located in Kent village Wingham, which is just outside of Canterbury, the four-bedroom Hollywood home is Grade I listed and was built back in the 13th century. As such, its longevity makes it one of the country’s oldest private pieces of real estate. Hollywood and his wife, along with their teenage son, have lived in the home since 2004 and are seeking £795,000. Incredibly, Zoopla revealed the cost is £300,000 more than an average detached home in the area.
“The village is a fantastic place to live with many of the locals pulling together to make a lovely little community. It would be a perfect house for entertaining, particularly at Christmas when the house really comes into its own with all the decorations complemented by the stunning features,” said Hollywood. Said stunning features include a cobblestoned cellar, sitting room with two inglenook fireplaces and oak beams. Elsewhere, the home also boasts three main staircases, four double bedrooms, a snug-cum-office, walled garden, garage and driveway.
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Talking up the area, Hollywood added: “Wingham is a very special village. It has everything one could need – an excellent primary school, shop and post office, two very good pubs and restaurants as well as a regular country market and an excellent farm shop nearby. The village hall offers plenty of activities if you want to join in, from toddler groups to the sunny and bright club for the senior members of the community.
“There are plenty of great places to walk the dogs, including to Ickham if you want to stop at the Duke William for a drink or a meal and the kids will enjoy a visit to Wingham Wildlife Park. In addition, you would only be a short distance from Canterbury with its historic buildings, high street stores, individual shops, universities, theatres and restaurants.” Oh and in case you want to follow in the chef’s baking footsteps, the kitchen comes equipped with a Range cooker.
In the event you’re looking for something luxurious, but less permanent, we’ve got the answer – a visit to tropical paradise Thanda Island, which opens to visitors in April for a cost of $10,000 a night.By Zen Terrelonge
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