Harry Potter's Childhood Home Is for Sale
Harry Potter fans have a chance to own the cottage where the boy wizard was born, as the historic property is once again on the market.
The home, which previously hit the market for the same asking price in 2012, as The Telegraph notes, is once again open to interested buyers, offering you the chance to live like a wizard and be surrounded at the same time in Suffolk, England.
The De Vere House, as it’s called, can be seen in “Harry Potter and The Deadly Hallows,” and forms part of Godric’s hollow where Potter was born in the series. It's the home in the clip below that has its lights on and a Christmas tree in the window.
Besides its connection to the movie, the property is also famous for its rich past, including its owners.
According to Carter Jonas, the agency listing the current sale, the home was named after the De Vere family, who was thought to be the second richest family after the King during the Medieval era.
The home has long been a host to royal clientele, from Henry VII who stopped by during a hunting trip in Laverham in 1498, to the sister and youngest brother of Charles II and James II, whom were all held under house arrest in the home back in 1651, according to the agency.
The oak carved doorway has also become a distinctive feature of the home and stands today as the second most photographed doorway in the U.K., according to The Telegraph.
There are six bedrooms and an entire self-catering wing made up of a reception hall, a drawing room, a kitchen, and dining room.
There is also an outdoor garden with an expansive alfresco dining terrace that’s surrounded by honeysuckle, roses, lavender, and irises.
A brick path leads to a field filled with trees, with an old stable, a kitchen garden, and the property’s collection of chickens.
The village the property is in also has to a post office, butchers, bakers, and a pharmacy, in addition to restaurants, pubs, galleries, and hotels.
The home is currently on sale for 995,000 British pounds — or about $1,291,480 USD.