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Why we'll be watching Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets

Lizzy Deningtv
Why we'll be watching Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets

Mary Berry fans are in for a treat this winter – not only is she in a Christmas BBC special with Mel and Sue, but she’s also got her own four-part series, starting on Wednesday 22nd November.

Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets will see the presenter delving into the private lives of some of Britain’s most glorious stately homes. She’s selected only those that are still lived in, spending six days at each of the four homes.


Which houses are featured?

Highclere Castle, Hampshire

Does this home ring a bell? You might recognise it as the setting for Downton Abbey, but it’s also a functioning family home, owned by the Carnarvon family. Mary cooks with the family and even makes a pheasant stew for the house’s gamekeepers.

Powderham Castle, Devon

Lord Devon and his glamorous American wife AJ Langer have been residents for two years, since the death of his father Hugh Courtenay. Mary and Lord Devon’s children make scones together as she gets to know the elegant house.


Scone Palace, Perth and Kinross

Behind the traditional kitchen, Mary discovers a secret, hidden family kitchen. Here she makes venison wellington for Lady Mansfield and the family, and explores the moors in search of deer.

Goodwood House, West Sussex

Home to the famous motor racing event, this pillared building is owned by Lord March. He and Mary enjoy a pre-race fry up, before exploring the on-site organic farm. She even has a go at shearing a sheep!


  • Watch Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets at 8pm, BBC1, on November 22
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