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October 7, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

It has been 20 magical years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published…For all the Potterheads out there looking to re-live the time they fell in love with The Boy Who Lived, HomeAway®, the world leader in vacation rentals, recommends the following properties where you can live like your favourite characters in the Harry Potter films. Take your pick between living as lavishly as the Malfoys or cozying up in a cottage like the Weasleys.

Keep Your Wildest Animals (like Fang) in Rubeus Hagrid’s Hut

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Calling all Hagrid fans! Surrounded by nature and stunning views, you can live just like Rubeus Hagrid and his (completely safe) pets do in this traditional barn that was converted into a cottage that can accommodate 4 guests. Do not worry about the amenities here as the cottage is equipped with modern-day comforts like Wi-Fi, a heating system and a fully functional kitchen.

Stay in The Burrow like the Weasleys

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If you love traveling in a large group with your friends and family, this HomeAway will be a magical dream come true. This beautiful barn and oast cottage is ideal for large family gatherings, and the spacious neighbouring fields could allow for an old-fashioned Quidditch match with the family! In fact, it also serves as a wedding venue, which brings to mind Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s beautiful wedding at The Burrow.

Meet at the Headquarters of the Order of Phoenix

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Sirius Black’s family home is located smack in the middle of a muggle neighbourhood. This gorgeous HomeAway flat located at a quiet cobbled street is reminiscent of the Black family home, and is a mere minute’s walk to King’s Cross Station (Platform 9¾ anyone?).

Tide through the Dark Times in the Malfoy Manor

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Immerse yourself in the world of old money and grandeur like the Malfoy family in this beautifully preserved Edwardian Castle, complete with 2000 acres of glen walks, forests, 3 beaches, 2 lochs, award-winning walled gardens and 2 waterfalls to explore. Perhaps the only things missing from this stately estate are white peacocks and Dobby – the House Elf.

Elope with Your Other Half (or Fleur Delacour) to the Shell Cottage

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Shell Cottage is a beautiful haven for the newly-wed couple Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour. This delightful semi-detached stone cottage on HomeAway, located in the town of Harlech, is the perfect romantic retreat for couples. The double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is cozy enough for two, and the cottage is within walking distance of nearby shops, pubs and restaurants. Bring your significant other and enjoy a romantic getaway!

The Riddle House

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This magnificent Westbury Castle was home to the Mostyns, one of the great families in the History of Wales. Reminiscent of the family home of the wealthy Riddles, enjoy the stunning architecture in this castle that can accommodate up to 34 guests. Perfect for weddings, birthday celebrations or even just the experience of living in a castle, Westbury Castle is fitted with modern-day amenities and appliances that will allow you to live it up like the Riddles did.

Hogwarts Castle

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It is almost like you are leaving the world of the muggles and entering that of Harry Potter’s – yes, there is no shame in waiting for your acceptance letter from Professor McGonagall every year! This Victorian mansion located in the United Kingdom will make you believe that you are in the Hogwarts Castle. Feel free to conduct your own Transfiguration or Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons here. Accommodating up to 28 guests, this castle is perfect for hosting special occasions… even weddings!

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