Luxury Replica Of Hagrid's Cottage From Harry Potter Opens In Yorkshire

Here's a treat for Harry Potter fans, you can now stay in a luxury version of Hagrid's Cottage in North Yorkshire.

The key word there is luxury. Whilst it might be fun to stay overnight and pretend that you're the gigantic groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it would also be nice not to stay in a run-down hovel.

Hagrid's Hogwarts Groundskeeper Cottage has recently opened at a unique holiday camp near Saltburn, just on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park.

They've opened it up recently ahead of the celebration of Harry Potter Day on 2 May.

Here's the inside. Credit: Charlotte Graham
Here's the inside. Credit: Charlotte Graham

What do you mean you've never heard of Harry Potter Day?

So, what comforts can you expect from this mythical, magical holiday getaway?

Well, there are stained glass windows, much like in the actual Hogwarts school. There's a huge fireplace, and it can sleep up to six people. That's in one double room, a decent sofa bed, and a set of bunk beds. Oh, and a gigantic free standing copper bath, in case you need a relaxing soak.

Perfect for a family of Potterheads.

The swanky digs are actually only quite small, featuring just three interwoven rooms. However, it cost the owner Carol Cavendish nearly £200,000 to create.

Incidentally, it's £195 per night if you want to stay over.

The decor backs up the Harry Potter theme. Credit: Charlotte Graham
The decor backs up the Harry Potter theme. Credit: Charlotte Graham

The decorations in the place are very much in keeping with the Harry Potter theme. The bathroom has emerald green tiles - how very Slytherin - and there are bits and bobs dashed about the place, just like Hagrid's actual cabin.

On top of that, the owners have even left a quill and some ink, a nice touch.

If you've got a furry friend, you can bring them as well. The cottage is also dog friendly. After all, Hagrid had Fang the bloodhound, didn't he?

Unsurprisingly, the owner Carol is a big fan of Harry Potter. You'd have to be to make a real version of Hagrid's cottage.

Hagrid's cottage in the films. Credit: Warner Bros
Hagrid's cottage in the films. Credit: Warner Bros

Carol said: "Books have always been an important part of my life even after being diagnosed with dyslexia when I taught myself to read.

"They've also helped me through challenging times when I would turn to the Harry Potter books and Lord of the Rings for pure escapism.

"That's why it is so fantastic to create an environment where others can also leave behind their everyday life and step into their favourite storybook."

For sure. Potterheads the world over will no doubt be checking how much annual leave they've got and booking a stay.

Featured Image Credit: Charlotte Graham

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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