Scottish “Harry Potter”-Themed Flat for Sale, Plus “Potter”-Themed Guest Houses Available to Book Now
With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in some areas around the world, many are looking to book their next vacation. For Harry Potter fans, this means finding the best themed places to stay. If you are one of these travelers, we have a few guest house recommendations for you. But first, in news, there is one Airbnb that may not be available for future travelers due to its being on the housing market.
Ground Floor Flat, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
This modern and whimsical Airbnb lies in the city center of Edinburgh and is for sale for £210,000. Located on West Bow in Grassmarket, this magical getaway drew in Potter fans with its themed rooms. The living and dining area is covered in portraits, and a stag chandelier hangs from the ceiling. The bedroom, which can be found behind a hidden bookcase, is decorated as a magical woodland. A secret cupboard is hidden by a long mirror framed in gold trim. Other references to the magical world can also be found in the apartment, such as a wizard’s chest, antique books, and a copper coin bathroom floor.
The kitchen opens up to the living area, and the windows provide a wonderful view of Grassmarket. The flat comes with a double bedroom, a bathroom, and a newly installed boiler for electric heating. Other features include permit parking and an entrance to a common stairwell.
It is unknown whether the next buyer will keep this place as a magical locale.
Now we move on to currently available places to stay.
Hagridd’s Hideaway, Chess Valley, Chorleywood, England
You can now see what it would be like to live like our favorite friendly half-giant in Hagridd’s Hideaway. The adorable magical exterior gives nods to the films’ interpretation of Hagrid’s home. However, inside loosely resembles the Gryffindor boys’ dormitory with maroon Hogwarts crest bedding.
The place consists of one bedroom, which can sleep up to five people; one bathroom, which includes a rainfall shower; and a little kitchenette with a refrigerator, toaster, teapot, and microwave.
Hagridd’s Hideaway is only a 15-minute drive away from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and one hour away from London.
Prices start at £200 per night, and stays can be booked on Host Unusual.
Draiocht Magic House, Boyle, Ireland
MuggleNet has previously reported on this magical getaway, but it’s so fantastic that it’s worth mentioning again. Draiocht is Gaelic for “magic,” and throughout this Airbnb, there is nothing short of magic here.
The Airbnb sleeps seven people, with each bedroom designed with a Hogwarts House theme. Throughout the rest of the house is more wizarding decor, including a trolley sticking out of the wall and signs to Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Broomsticks line the walls, and school flags decorate the stairs.
The half-acre garden behind the home includes a tree house for children to play in. With just a five-minute walk to town, visitors can easily find pubs, restaurants, and shops.
If you’re feeling outdoorsy, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is just 2.5 miles away. Draiocht Magic House is also not too far away from the Carrowkeel passage tombs and the Caves of Keash.
Prices are €149 (£170.73) per night per person, with a minimum stay of two nights. Stays can be booked on Airbnb.
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