Is there some mysterious benefactor out there who is suddenly releasing a bunch of Harry Potter properties for sale to the public? Because following on from the news that Sirius Black’s London flat from the movies is for sale, another piece of Harry Potter-centric property has hit the market. And this cottage is in the very village that the wizard was born!
Over Suffolk way, in the Medieval village of Lavenham, on the delightful-looking Prentice Street, you’ll find Box Cottage. It’s a charming Grade II-listed property that dates all the way back to the sixteenth century. And with its period features and jettied timber frame, it sure looks the part. As does the rest of the village in fact!
Box Cottage in Harry Potter
In the films, Box Cottage was used as the backdrop during the Godric’s Hollow scenes in the first of the Deathly Hallows films. It’s here that Harry and Hermione encountered Bathilda Bagshot in an incredible unsettling scene. If it looks a bit different in real life, that’s because the cottage was altered through CGI for its presentation in the film.
Adding further pedigree, it’s found in the very village where Potter’s parents lived when he was born. It’s in this small village that Lord Voldemort killed his parents, and gave baby Harry his distinctive scar.
Despite it’s (fictionally) murder-y past, it is quite cute inside! And no sign of ex-horcruxes that we can see…
Now look, we like film memorabilia as much as the next person – but a cottage is a bit out of our means! Even though a three-bed Grade II-listed property with a lovely little garden seems like a steal at under half a million pounds!
Imagine practicing your spells and potion-making back there!
We’ll be honest, though, this is a slightly worrying sentence in the property description: “It is understood that mains water, drainage and gas are connected”. Understood – but not assured? I guess whoever buys the property will find out! But, then, that’s what you get in a Medieval village. Is it also understood (but not assured) that no evil wizards will visit the occupants?
Find out more about the property, and perhaps even request a viewing, at Carter Jonas.