UPDATED: Potter Family’s Godric’s Hollow Home Still Up for Sale
UPDATE (February 11, 2020):
The Potter family home is no longer up for sale. The De Vere House, which served as the location for the Potters’ house in Godric’s Hollow, has been taken off the market so that the current owners can focus on looking after the property, which was built in the 15th century. Jane and Anthony Ranzetta also run an Airbnb from the house, which has soared in popularity over the past few weeks. Speaking to Bury Free Press, Jane Ranzetta spoke of the growing interest in the Airbnb, since stories of the house being up for sale were published.
The publicity around the house has been extraordinary, and we have taken even more bookings. It has always been quite busy, but now we are fully booked until Christmas. Guests from all over the world have been making inquiries, and this country as well.
It looks as though the De Vere House has become a must-visit vacation location for fans of the Harry Potter series across the world!
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 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 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.