Here's a little something to perk you up—you can spend a night in a perfect replica of Hagrid's cosy cottage at North Shire in Liverton!
The first time we met Rubeus Hagrid from J. K. Rowling's incredible magical world, the Hogwarts groundskeeper was wielding a magical umbrella and had half-broken down a door to inform Harry that he was a wizard!
It's easy to fall in love with the affable and warm-hearted half-giant, who nurtures a love for illegal and dangerous creatures. If you've waited (as I have) for Hagrid to break down your house door and tell you that you're a witch/wizard, then you must have been sorely disappointed.
Potterhead Carol Cavendish spent a whopping 200,000 pounds to recreate Hagrid's cottage with luxe interiors, just in time for Harry Potter Day on May 2. The cottage is surrounded by six acres of lush, green old English countryside which gives you a feeling that Hagrid might come loping out of the trees with a baby arachnid in his arms.
The quaint cottage consists of three interlocking circular slate-roofed buildings with two turrets and plenty of stained glass windows through which the sunlight streams in to scatter myriad colours around the room.
The living room is cheery and equipped with a stone fireplace and plump armchairs gathered around it. The open living room comes with a galley kitchen and a dining area.
If you look up, you'll see an assortment of pots, pans and lanterns hanging from the wooden beams, much like Hagrid's original cottage in the movies.
The cottage can accommodate up to six Potterheads, thanks to its cleverly designed bedrooms with a cushy bed along with two bunk beds.
The wooden flooring, the stone fireplace and arched doorways lend the cottage an earthy, rustic charm. Not to mention that the leather sofa, which doubles up as a bed, is perfect to curl up with a book and some hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
The star of the cottage though is its elegant bathroom with emerald green tiles inspired by the Ministry of Magic and a gleaming copper bathtub for the ultimate bathing experience.
Some Hagrid-related paraphernalia such as ropes and a lantern hang at a stand, ready for a moon-lit adventure of taming magical creatures in the Forbidden Forest.
The Groundkeeper's Cottage also has an ink pot, a feathered quill and a leather-bound diary to encourage you to look out into the dark moors and feed the writer within you.
If you've been missing the familiar sight of Fang slobbering in a corner then you can get your own Fang to keep you company.
After all this, Hagrid's abode can hardly be termed as humble. A magical night at this cosy cottage will set you back by Rs. 17,600 but it's well worth it to Potterheads who can immerse themselves once again in the enchanting world of Harry Potter.
You never know, you might just see a gentle giant with voluminous hair and twinkling eyes breaking down doors to tell you that you're that long-lost witch/wizard who's finally been found.
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