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Harry Potter's childhood home is available to rent on Airbnb

For all potterheads who dream to spend their next holidays at Godric's Hollow

Harry Potter's childhood home is available to rent on Airbnb For all potterheads who dream to spend their next holidays at Godric's Hollow

On November 4, 2001, in London, there was the premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a movie directed by Chris Columbus, which brought to the screen for the first time J.K. Rowling's saga. Eighteen years later, the magic of Harry, Hermione and Ron still attracts millions of fans around the world who want to spend a day in the world of the most famous wizard of cinema. Now all the potterheads will have one more opportunity to realize their dream: on Airbnb you can rent the childhood home of the character played by Daniel Radcliffe.

No, it's not the Dudley house, with the closet under the stairs, but the one where little Harry spent the first year of his life with his parents Lily and James before Lord Voldemort killed them, the one where he returns only in the seventh book to visit the graves of his mother and father.  It's actually called De Vere House, it's located in Lavenham, in Suffolk, Eastern England, and according to the owner Tony Ranzetta it inspired the childhood home of the little wizard who also appears in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.

"J.K. Rowling was well acquainted with the village and we know her friend stayed here whilst she was in the process of writing the books, it was surely in her mind when she created Godric's Hollow."

The place where, on the night of October 31, 1981, Voldemort first collided with little Harry, leaving the iconic scar on his forehead, is actually a 14th-century building, restored with all the modern comforts. The house consists of two separate areas. The smaller wing includes an entrance hall, a dressing room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The larger one is on two floors: on the first floor, there is a magnificent entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen, a storage room, three bedrooms, a large bathroom, a wardrobe, while in the attic there are four more double bedrooms and a shower cubicle. The interior reflects the typical British bohemian style.

Airbnb offers the possibility to stay (minimum of two nights) at De Vere House at the price of about 130 euros per night. There are two bedrooms with wifi, television, a living room with a fireplace, a private bathroom and an English breakfast. If, instead, you are Harry Potter's big fan and you have the money, for just over a million euros you can even buy the house

But it appears that you won't be the only residents. The local legends say that the house is hunted by ghosts. According to the owner one of these ghosts, Sir Francis De Vere, inspired the character of Nearly Headless Nick of the Gryffindor House. It also seems that when in 1651 King Charles II's younger sister and the brother of his successor James II were kidnapped, they were held prisoner at De Vere House. 

To see the Airbnb page of De Vere House, click here.