You can enter the magical world of Harry Potter with an overnight stay at his 'real-life' childhood home in an English medieval village.

Exterior shot of a 14th century English cottage
Harry Potter's childhood home: De Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk ©Airbnb

It's more than two decades since the release of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,' the first instalment in J.K. Rowling's seven-book series, but the story of the boy who lived there is still so beloved. That's because there are so many ways for fans to immerse themselves in the world of wizardry and witchcraft. There's the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, movie spin-offs, games, West End plays and now, you can even stay in Harry's childhood home which is listed on Airbnb.

White four poster bedroom with double bed
One of the four-poster bedrooms that guests can stay in ©Airbnb

The De Vere House in the medieval village of Lavenham, Suffolk is famous as the inspiration for his Godric's Hollow home. The 14th-century property featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One as the birthplace of both Harry and his mentor and headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. It was also where Harry's parents made their final stand against Lord Voldermort and the place where Harry received his famous bolt-shaped scar.

A breakfast room with a four-chair dining table
Breakfast room ©Airbnb

The house is among about 340 listed buildings in Lavenham, considered to be the best-preserved medieval village in England, according to the BBC. Owned by Jane and Tony Ranzetta, the Grade I listed building has been transformed into an award-winning bed and breakfast with lovely period features including the timber frame, fireplaces, wall paintings and a rare stone spiral staircase with a carved brick handrail. 

Where to travel based on your Harry Potter Hogwarts house

Medieval-style wooden front door
The entrance to the De Vere House ©Airbnb

An overnight stay in a four-poster bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom, will set you back £110. You'll have your own private sitting room with a cosy log fire and a courtyard garden. A full English breakfast is included. For more information, see here.


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