Potter mansion too famous to sell | Daily News

Potter mansion too famous to sell

The £1million medieval home which featured in the Harry Potter films is still on the market after six months. Apparently it is so famous that it has no taker.

After appearing in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one, fans came from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the wizard's birthplace.

But it's fear that might be putting potential buyers off purchasing the Grade I listed building, located in the village of Lavenham, Suffolk, which doubles up as fictional Godrick's Hollow in the iconic films.

According to Caroline Edwards of Carter Jonas, tourists are always taking selfies in front of the house and it could be one of the primary reasons why it is taking a bit of time to sell.

Another reason, according to her, that it might not be selling is that it is heavily timber framed and a lot of people might not like that feature as it is so unique.

The property, which is named De Vere House when not being used for magical purposes, is decked out with exposed timbers and ornate carvings.

According to history, the De Vere family were the second richest family in the country after the King, and they were responsible for creating much of Lavenham's medieval grandeur.

They also built Castle Hedingham and an ancestor, Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, is thought by some to be the true author of the plays attributed to William Shakespeare. Reuters 


 

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