Harry Potter Childhood Home on Airbnb: Location, Price and How to Make a Reservation

Harry Potter fans can live out their Godric's Hollow dreams in the childhood home of the young wizard from the cult Warner Bros. film series. The house used for filming is now available to rent on Airbnb, the property rental website.

De Vere House is the real-life property in Suffolk, England, where, in the films, Harry Potter was born and lived with his parents Lily and James Potter, who were later killed by Lord Voldemort.

The historic home sits in the heart of the medieval village of Lavenham, which is home to more than 300 protected heritage properties and formed the backdrop of the fictional village of Godric's Hollow in the film Deathly Hallows Part One, according to the property's website.

"In the filming of Harry Potter, different parts of De Vere House were cut and paste to make up the whole of Godric's Hollow. Filmed during the summer, the special effects team added winter snow (even pasting a Christmas tree into our front bay window together with the sound of Christmas carols in the background)," the venue's website describes.

The latest Airbnb listing features two 4-poster bedrooms (the John de Vere room and the Lady Elizabeth Howard room) each with en suite bathrooms, as well as a private guest sitting room with a log fire and a courtyard garden. But the house is "not suitable for pets, children or those with mobility problems due to the age and layout of the house," Airbnb notes.

Wifi and TV access are included and a full English breakfast is served in the dining room of the main wing of the house. Guests also have their own entrance which can be accessed 24 hours a day.

The property is available to rent from $187 per night, with a minimum stay of two nights. Images of the interior and exterior of the house as well as reservations are available at the Airbnb website.

De Vere House is a former 5-star self-catering and bed-and-breakfast venue and was one of the three properties owned by the de Vere family in Lavenham between the 14th and 17th centuries.

Harry Potter Home De Vere House Suffolk
The exterior of De Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk, pictured here in March 2012. Getty Images

The former hall is a listed property for its various features of architectural and historical interest. They include "a stone spiral staircase based on that in Oxburgh Hall; the remains of one of the last garderobes to be installed in this country; a rare and original medieval wall painting; and a magnificent front door-way, with its carved huntsmen (dating back to the early 15th century) and the heraldic symbols of John de Vere, the 13th earl of Oxford (boar, star, wool jack and scales)," the property's website notes.

While not much of the original 14th century hall remains, most of the internal and external 15th century beams and some of the internal and external brickwork have remained "pretty much as it was over 500 years ago," the property's website adds.

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