LOOK alive Potterheads because you can now officially stay in a holiday home inspired by Hagrid’s cottage – and it’s about as close to the films are we’re ever going to get.
The replica of Hagrid’s Hogwarts Groundskeeper Cottage has just opened in a fantastical holiday park near Saltburn, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, to celebrate International Harry Potter Day on 2 May.
Complete with an enormous stone fireplace and Hogwarts-style stained windows, Harry Potter fans can rent this cottage from £195 per a night.
But unlike Hagrid’s extremely humble living quarters, this magical little home is spacious enough to sleep up to six diehard Potterheads thanks to its double bedroom, bunk beds AND lavish leather sofa bed.
In fact, the cottage – which is comprised of three-interlocking circular rooms and cost £195,000 to create – even boasts its own free-standing copper bath in a bathroom paved with stylish emerald green tiles.
And much to our delight, the cottage’s owner Carol Cavendish has also placed a ink bottle and quill – which wouldn’t look out of place in a Hogwarts classroom – in the living room.
In order to make you feel as if you’re actually one of Hagrid’s house guests, the cottage has been littered with old ropes, baskets, leather bags and lanterns.
But while we can only dream of what it would be like to actually have Hagrid host us in his home, guests are allowed to bring their very own pet Fang for a small extra cost.
That is, as long as they’re as well behaved as Hagrid’s guard dog… and a bit less slobbery.
Unsurprisingly, Carol is a diehard fan of the magical franchise and first discovered JK Rowling’s series in her early twenties.
She 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.
In other words, we know how we’ll be spending International Harry Potter Day this year *books stay immediately*