You can now buy Harry Potter’s childhood home in Godric’s Hollow

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    Any die-hard Potterhead will be keen to get their hands on any magical merchandise that comes their way, which is why we were very excited last week when Primark’s Harry Potter collection landed.

    As if Potter pyjamas and potion themed fairy lights weren’t enough, last year things got extra exciting when all of our of magical dreams came true and Harry Potter’s actual house went up for sale. Yes, for the whopping price of half a million pounds we too were in with the chance of sleeping under the stairs at number four Privet Drive.

    Well if you missed out in 2016 then fear not, as the chance to live in one of Harry’s childhood homes is with you once more!

    This time around you can swap your muggle money in exchange for the house in Godric’s Hollow where young Harry was born. Be warned though, the famous De Vere House will knock you back a staggering £995,000.

    Fans of the Harry Potter series will know that Godric’s Hollow wasn’t just where a young Harry was born and raised for the first year of his life and where his parents James and Lily were murdered by Lord Voldemort, but it was also the home town of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

    The property is on sale with estate agents Carter Jonas, who describe it as ‘An outstanding Grade I listed property steeped in history and, more recently, made famous for its appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    Even though Lavenham is synonymous with fine timber-framed houses, De Vere House stands out as one of the most prestigious with its beautiful facade and significant period features throughout.’

    The property is situated in Suffolk and spans across approximately 3,165 square feet, boasting six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a stable – not bad, hey? Most interestingly, the property is compromised into two halves, with the second often let as holiday home. However, it can easily be returned to one (rather ginormous) family home.

    The website adds, ‘Forming part of Godric’s Hollow, De Vere House can be seen opposite a fictional graveyard with a Christmas tree in the window, with lights on a music emanating. Deservedly, De Vere House proudly stands as one of Lavenham’s most prized properties to this day.’

    According to the home’s previous owners, fans frequently visit the property to catch a glimpse of the popular film location and the birth place of the boy who lived. The doorway is even the second most photographed in the UK – falling short of the top spot to Number 10 Downing Street.

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