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​People Baffled By 'Absurd' Harry Potter-Themed House Listing

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​People Baffled By 'Absurd' Harry Potter-Themed House Listing

People browsing for houses online have been left baffled by an 'absurd' Harry Potter-themed house listing - which describes a home seemingly devoid of any features relating to the beloved franchise.

An ad for a three-bedroom semi-detached property on Station Road in Coleshill, Birmingham, was shared by Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents.

While the home, which is being sold for offers in excess of £250,000, doesn't seem to have any links to the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry, the listing's description on Zoopla is littered with references to Harry Potter and co.

Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
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Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents

It reads: "Welcome to Kings Cross Station, platform Nine and three quarters, and all aboard the Hogwarts Express!

"Unfortunately, this time, the platform isn't invisible to other muggles, so you'll have to move quick to get this home as it is sure to be popular.

"Sitting within the convenient spot of Coleshill, this superbly appointed home has been renovated throughout and comprises an entrance hall, two reception rooms and a fabulous modern kitchen to the ground floor.

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"Upstairs, in the Gryffindor house, you have three bedrooms, including two doubles and a small third which would be the perfect nursery or study and an uber stylish family bathroom.

Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents

"Outside, be sure to book a window seat as you will want the vistas over the sweeping front garden overlooking a green, and the generous rear garden.

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"So sneak past any other buyers in your invisibility cloak and call us today to book in your viewing, as it won't take a wizard to work out that this is a wonderful home!"

Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents

A screenshot of the listing was shared on Reddit, where many people commented on the 'absurd' sales approach, with one confused user writing: "There is nothing Harry Potter themed about the actual property."

Someone else said: "Someone was either very bored at work or is stuck in an estate agent job when they really aspire to be a writer."

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A third quipped: "The only link I can see is that the kitchen is about the same size as Harry's childhood bedroom."

A fourth joked that prospective buyers are 'clearly wearing invisibility cloaks' as the property was listed back in May before being reduced in price in July, while another added: "Absurd, I was at least expecting it to be near actual Kings Cross Station but no it's in Brum."

Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents
Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents

Someone else suggested: "Some older Victorian house being marketed to younger folks might fit the bill, but just imagine an older person wrapping their heads around this nonsense."

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My best guess is that the house is on Station Road, which could be seen as a nod to King's Cross, where Potter and his friends board the Hogwarts Express.

Anyone else have any better ideas?

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press/Andrew Downing Booth Estate Agents

Topics: Harry Potter, UK News, News, Property, House

Jess Hardiman
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