Where do we sign?
Since The Holiday arrived on Netflix last week we’ve watched it approximately 18 times. Don’t judge us.
We just can’t help it – how can you not love Jude Law and his adorable offspring? Who can watch it without tearing up at Kate Winslet getting pied off by Jasper Bloom? And who can resist ‘awwing’ when Amanda runs back to a weeping Graham?
It’s the perfect Christmas and rom-com combination, and fierce competition for Love Actually.
So if you love the film and it has you wishing you lived in a quaint little cottage covered in snow, your dreams could be about to come true.
The house that inspired Iris’ home – Rosehill Cottage – is up for sale, and it’s up to you if you want to put in an offer. Honeysuckle Cottage in the village of Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking, was the house that producer Nancy Meyers had in mind when creating the set for The Holiday.
The exterior of the movie house was purpose built and all inside scenes were filmed on a set, but if you look at the two properties you can see how Myers used Honeysuckle Cottage as inspiration for Rosehill Cottage.
However, the interior looks completely different – but is just as charming, with exposed beams and a fireplace perfect for those chilly winter nights.
And let’s not ignore the beautiful kitchen.
It’s currently open to offers on Rightmove.
The sale description reads: ‘A stunning extended period cottage with ironstone galleting and brick quoins under a tiled roof complemented by leaded light windows.
‘The property retains many character features including an inglenook fireplace with Jotul log burner and exposed timbers.
‘Features of particular note include the bespoke craftsmen-built hand-painted kitchen with oil fired AGA, underfloor heating to the ground floor and an extensive use of oak joinery throughout.
‘The property enjoys delightful landscaped gardens which incorporates an extensive area of flagstone laid terrace with lovely views.’
If you want to get your hands on the three-bedroom home it’ll set you back £650,000 – but can you put a price on living in a famous movie (kind of) house?
Fingers crossed there’s a real-life Graham nearby.