‘Harry Potter’ Fans, Rejoice–For $250, You Can Stay Overnight in Hagrid’s Cottage

Photo of Hagrid's Hut replica.North Shire via Facebook

It is amazing to see how some of our favorite books, movies, and TV shows can come to life right before our eyes. We get to visit theme parks, exhibits, or real-life replicas that feed into fan fantasies of living as their favorite characters.

There are Hobbit houses, Back to the Future DeLoreans, an upcoming Millennium Falcon attraction, and even the Gilmore Girls’ house that one can enjoy. All of these things exist to tickle our whimsy, and now, there is also something to add to the Harry Potter lovefest.

A woman in England has built a version of Hagrid’s hut and visitors can book luxurious a stay there for about $250 USD per night. Carol Cavendish and her hubby spent about $250,000 to have the fantastical home constructed in North Yorkshire. It has all the details and creature comforts that you would expect to find in Hagrid’s digs.

It is part of their North Shire offerings, and the house is nestled in the English countryside, away from city lights, sounds, and the prying eyes of muggles and ne’er-do-well magicians alike. As you can imagine, walking up to the door is an experience itself.

On the outside, the cottage is made from stone, with wooden stairs and wood on its rooftop. You’ll notice the stained-glass windows as you walk up to the doorway that is flanked by two lanterns.

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Once you step inside, a cozy fireplace greets you in the living area. The roomy space has beautiful wood floors and an ornate ceiling with large beams. Ropes, lanterns, and various metal pots hang around the hut, just as they would in Hagrid’s place.

The home can sleep six guests, as it includes a sofa bed, and a double bed with a set of bunk beds in the main bedroom. As lovely as that is, you may be surprised by the opulence that awaits you in the bathroom. It is like stepping into another world with its hunter green tiles and copper bathtub.

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A copper sink sits atop a barrel to help you wash or bathe by candlelight (check out the candelabra). As part of a special celebration of Harry Potter Day on May 2, Cavendish opened up the hut just a few days beforehand.

In an interview with Daily Mail, she said she was inspired by the J.K. Rowling series and other fantasy books:

“Books have always been an important part of my life even after being diagnosed with dyslexia, which meant I had to teach myself to read. They’ve also helped me through challenging times when I would turn to the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books for pure escapism. That’s why it is so fantastic to create an environment where others can also leave behind everyday life and step into their favourite storybook.”

If Hagrid’s magical hut is not your thing, guests can still enjoy time at one of Cavendish’s other nearby properties for weddings or overnight stays. She and her family also run a “Shire House” which is a replica of a Hobbit house, and the Green Dragon Café, which was built as a homage to Lord of the Rings.

For a limited time, they are running a contest for a stay at the famous groundskeeper’s home, so check them out if you want a dream Potter holiday. Bring the butter beer!

Are you a Harry Potter fan who’d love to stay at this version of Hagrid’s cottage? What do you think of the layout?