Paul Hollywood's beautiful ancient home on the market

Paul Hollywood puts medieval home on the market, would you buy it?

Paul Hollywood's house

Bake Off star Paul Hollywood is moving on, and is set to make a fair wedge of dough from his decision. He has put his Canterbury home on the market for £795,000 - almost 50% more than he paid for it when he moved in 12 years ago. For your money you get a pretty impressive historic home.

the garden

The medieval Grade I listed home is thought to be one of the oldest private houses in the country, with its own walled garden.

It was built in the 13th century, and features impressive half timbering. Not only that, but cobblestones in the cellar are thought to date back to Roman times. The estate agent's particulars describe it as being full of nooks and crannies, which make it ideal for hide and seek. It's not known whether Paul likes to play.

Sitting room

It's not just a piece of history, however, as Hollywood and his family have enjoyed a beautiful family home. The kitchen is, unsurprisingly, large for a property of this age, and features an impressive range cooker.

For those looking for an insight into Paul's style, the neutral tones, draping of cosy throws, and the odd dashes of Union Jacks, are features throughout the property. These do, however, appear to be the only decorative birdcage and animal-hide foot stool.

Paul Hollywood's kitchen

The master bedroom is described as 'unique and impressive, with "its crown post roof and vaulted beamed ceiling via another staircase" - with adjoining bathroom.

There is even space in the property for Paul to have his own separate study when he needs a break from the kitchen.

Master bedroom

The estate agent quotes the owner as saying: "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 complimented by the stunning features."

For a stunning, historic, detached celebrity home within striking distance of London, £795,000 doesn't seem like too much to ask - especially now that the average price of a London pad has hit £536,000.

But what do you think? Would you fancy living in Paul Hollywood's ancient home? Let us know in the comments.

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