Stay In Harry Potter’s Real-Life Childhood Home – And Apparently It’s Haunted

Potter fans! How would you like to stay  in Harry Potter’s “real life” childhood home?

Well here’s your chance for £110 per night.

This 600-year old property was featured in a key scene in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One when Lord Voldemort killed Harry’s parents.

Strangely enough the property has its own history of the supernatural.

The De Vere House is based in Lavenham, Suffolk and is a grade 1 listed property. 

The 14th Century residence is owned by Jane and Tony Ranzetta, who have lived at the house for over 20 years.

Unsurprisingly, given the popularity of the film the couple have transformed the heritage building into a guesthouse. 

One caveat – over the years Jane and Tony have witnessed several paranormal goings-on including a man walking through the kitchen wall into the garden.

The house is steeped in history and in medieval times the De Vere family who owned the property were the second-richest family after the king. 

The house keeps many of its original features including fireplaces, wall paintings, rare stone spiral staircase and huge timber frames.

Tony also claims that the inspiration JK had for Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor house ghost, came from one of the property’s own ghosts, Sir Francis De Vere. The ghost’s outfit in the films bears a strong resemblance to the portrait of Francis’ costume.

It’s now available to rent via Airbnb. Check out the listing.

Guests can choose to stay in one of the two guest bedrooms and each features a four-poster bed with an en-suite bathroom.

Airbnb is our favourite way to travel. They are often cheaper than a hotel and with much more space. Perfect if you are a group or family. Use our link and you’ll get £25 FREE towards your next stay.

About the area:

We are in a village that has a stunning medieval Church, several restaurants, loads of interesting craft and antique shops, tea rooms, a butchers, bakers three grocers, a spa, several beauty therapists and hairdressers, two Museums, one Art Gallery, tennis courts in the village and four golf courses within 25 minutes, swimming pool in nearby Sudbury, and is close to the historical and shopping centres of Bury St Edmunds, the wool towns of West Suffolk, Newmarket races, Colchester and Cambridge. The village is easily accessed from Stanstead Airport or by rail terminus from London