Owl Never Came? Stay at Harry Potter's Childhood Home Instead

Nope, not on Privet Drive.

(SPOT.ph) J.K. Rowling's fantasy novel series Harry Potter left most of us wishing that an owl would come to deliver a letter of admission to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But nothing came. Not even Hagrid on his rusty motorbike. But at least we have the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London and a lot of Harry Potter merch to give us a semblance of this magical world. Adding to this is the Airbnb listing of James and Lily Potter's home in Godric's Hollow: the De Vere House in Suffolk, England.

Potter didn't return to Godric's Hollow until Christmas of 1997. Cinemablend

This house in the Lavenham village served as the filming location for Harry Potter, particularly in scenes showing the neighborhood where notable wizarding families once lived. Godric's Hollow was home to Godric Gryffindor, Ignotus Peverell, Bathilda Bagshot, and the Dumbledore family. And, of course, it was also where the young Potter couple was killed, and where Voldemort met his downfall because of the Boy Who Lived. It was Harry Potter's childhood home before he had to live with the Dursleys in Privet Drive.

In the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Potter and Hermione Granger visit Godric's Hollow in 1997 to find Bagshot. He finds his childhood home preserved but in ruins, with a sign outside saying, "its ruined state as a monument to the Potters and as a reminder of the violence that tore apart their family."

The De Vere House in England Airbnb
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Guests can rent one of the two rooms. Each room has a four-poster bed. Airbnb

The host serves complimentary English breakfast. Airbnb

Guests can also lounge around the sitting area. Airbnb

The De Vere House has two bedrooms with four-poster beds and en-suite bathrooms, a sitting room with log fire, and a courtyard garden. Guests are served with a full English breakfast. Rates, according to Airbnb, start at P7,154 per room per night.


The De Vere House is in Lavenham, Suffolk, England. For more information, visit Airbnb.

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