Potter Family’s Godric’s Hollow Home Still Up for Sale

A filming location used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has become a hot spot for Potter tourism, but the owners of the Potters’ family home are struggling to find a buyer for their house.

According to the Mirror, Jane and Anthony Ranzetta have lived in the former bed and breakfast hotel for 30 years. They put their home up for sale in 2017, ten years after it became famous for its use as the Potters’ house in Godric’s Hollow, but they have yet to find a buyer for the property.

 

The house used as a filming location for the Potter family home in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1".

 

The house and surrounding village appear to have become a tourist destination in the summer months and are often visited by fans of the Potter series. One business owner in the Suffolk village has stated that the increase in visitor numbers since the movie’s release has meant that the village is “heaving during summer.”

Some visitors may take their love of the series too far, however, with the Mirror reporting that fans have been known to knock on the door of the property to ask if “if Harry was home.” 

 

The house used as a filming location for the Potter family home in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1".

 

The house itself was built in the 1500s and is a Grade I listed building, meaning that the heritage group Historic England has designated it a building of architectural or historic interest. The village itself contains around “300 listed buildings.”

The location for the Potter family home is not the only famous house to have come out of the film series. The location for number four, Privet Drive is often visited by fans and was included in a list of most famous homes last year. In this case, the Dursleys’ house was rebuilt at Leavesden Studios for the later films after being used for two weeks of filming during Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The current asking price for the house seen in Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is £950,000. If this is a bit out of your price range, the Independent has reported that the Potters’ home is also available for fans to stay in starting at £254 for two nights, including breakfast.

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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!