Harry Potter’s childhood home is now an Airbnb
Before he was forced to live under the stairs of his Aunt and Uncle’s home or whisked away to Hogwarts, Harry Potter lived in Godric’s Hollow – and the real-life version of his childhood home is available to rent as an Airbnb in England. The Tudor-style B&B is in the medieval town of Lavenham in the West Country, known for its heritage-listed structures.
De Vere House – as the Grade-I listed 14th-century countryside property is called – is one of the most photographed houses in the UK and is a mecca for Potter-fans. It includes a reception hall, drawing room, dining room and three double bedrooms. Guests can check-in to its guest wing from £120 per night, which houses two en-suite bedroom suites with four-poster beds. The wing has its own private entrance and a full breakfast served in the dining room, is included in the price.
Those expecting a plethora of Harry Potter paraphernalia will be disappointed, however, as the house is outfitted in a traditional style. But perhaps that’s a more authentic experience for devotees of the films and books.