The birthplace of Harry Potter in Lavenham is up for sale at almost £ 1m. The 14th century cottage, De Vere House, featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One is Grade I-listed six-bedroom period home. The house is named after De Vere family, known to be the second richest family in the county, after the king, in medieval times.
It is listed for sale for the second time in five years and is among 340 listed buildings in Lavenham, which is considered to be the best preserved medieval village in England. With an asking price of £995,000, the property features massive timber frames, fireplaces, wall paintings and a rare stone spiral staircase with a carved brick handrail.
The preserved property was used as a place for house arrest of the sister and youngest brother of Charles II and James II in 1651. It boasts of many other royal connections as well. Between 1649 and 1660, the young princes and princesses were placed under the custody of Mary de Vere, the wife of Lord Fairfax.