Fans Now Able to Spend the Night at Hagrid’s Hut
Every Potter fan has wondered what it would be like to live at Hogwarts, eat in the Great Hall, and sleep in their House dormitory. Although it isn’t yet possible to do all of that, fans are now able to stay in a cottage inspired by the home of the half-giant himself, Rubeus Hagrid!
The cottage is in the North Shire campsite in Yorkshire, England, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, making it the perfect spot for a cottage dedicated to a gamekeeper.
Just like the original film set, the cottage has three interlocking circular slate-roofed buildings, two of which have turrets, and it also features stained glass windows throughout.
The inside of the cottage features everything you need for a cozy night in, with an open-plan living room, a roaring fireplace, and wooden beams draped with everything you’d expect a gamekeeper to have, such as rope and old baskets.
Moving on from the living room, the circular bedroom is filled with both a double bed and a bunk bed.
Another door from the living room leads on to the bathroom, which stars a stunning freestanding copper bath as the centerpiece, complete with emerald tiles perfect for any visiting Slytherins.
Carol Cavendish, the owner of the campsite, is a big fan of the Harry Potter series and poured her love into the building of this homage to the fan-favorite character. Small details such as the ink bottle and quill on offer are all part of the immersive experience that will make guests feel like they’re really inside Hagrid’s home!
The cottage itself cost almost £200,000 to build, benefiting from the vision of Billy Cessford, a stage and screen prop maker, who brought the location from the series into real life.
A night’s stay will set you back £195 with space for 6 people, and there’s even a spot open for one well-behaved dog for those who can’t imagine Hagrid’s hut without Fang.
Cavendish was inspired by her love of reading to create an immersive experience for fans who want to escape the real world, if only for a night.
Books have always been an important part of my life even after being diagnosed with dyslexia, which meant I had to teach myself to read. They’ve also helped me through challenging times when I would turn to the Harry Potter […] books for pure escapism. That’s why it is so fantastic to create an environment where others can also leave behind everyday life and step into their favourite storybook.
You can check out the website to find out more about booking a night at this magical spot!