Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This charming rustic hut offers a truly magical back-to-nature experience. Set in its own pumpkin patch in the extensive grounds of the magnificent Hogwarts Castle, it offers spectacular views of the castle itself as well as the Forbidden Forest and the Black Lake.
The interior of the property is basic but comfortable, with one giant-sized bed and plenty of floor space for additional guests. Accommodation is on a self-catering basis, although the friendly owner lives on site and will be happy to provide rock cakes, stoat sandwiches and giant mugs of tea upon request. Pets are more than welcome, although for safety reasons we would ask that dragons are left at home. Please note that the owner has one large, friendly dog (named Fang) who will guard the property during your stay.
Hagrid's Hut is located within easy walking distance of Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade. If you wish to bring your own transport, there is plenty of room for broom storage inside the hut. Alternatively, you can park your Hippogriff in the pumpkin patch.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Hogsmeade 2 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Please note that due to the high levels of magic in and around Hogwarts, no electronic devices function within the Hut. For your entertainment, we have a selection of spell books, back copies of the "Daily Prophet" and a radio tuned to the WWN (Wizarding Wireless Network).
|Further details outdoors|
The spacious Hogwarts grounds include a Quidditch pitch and a large lake, perfect for strolling or taking a dip in summer.
For 10 Galleons we can provide a welcome basket including bottles of Butterbeer, Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, Pumpkin Pasties and Chocolate Frogs.
The Possibly Scotland / region
The Highlands of Scotland are home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the United Kingdom, with high mountains, deserted moors and deep, mysterious lochs. One of the best ways to admire this is from the comfort of your own carriage on the Hogwarts Express. Alternatively, you can rent broomsticks to explore the countryside around the castle - just make sure you don't get lost!
The nearby village of Hogsmeade has all the amenities you will need during your stay. There's the Post Office, where you can send owls to your loved ones to let them know how much you're enjoying your stay. Young and old alike will find plenty to tempt them at Honeydukes Sweet Shop and Zonko's Joke Shop, while Hogsmeade's star attraction is the creepy Shrieking Shack, rumoured to be the most haunted building in Britain!
After all that excitement, you're bound to be in need of refreshment. The most popular pub in town is the Three Broomsticks, where Madam Rosmerta will happily serve you a warming Butterbeer or some of her famous home-made mulled mead. A little more rough around the edges is the village's other pub, the Hog's Head, where you will be welcomed by eccentric owner Aberforth Dumbledore and his pet goats. Just make sure to bring your own glasses!
Hogsmeade / Hogwarts' Grounds area
There's so much to do around Hagrid's Hut, you probably won't feel the need to leave the Hogwarts grounds once during your stay.
Founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin over a thousand years ago, the splendid castle of Hogwarts is home to one of the UK's oldest and finest educational establishments. Access to the castle is restricted, but you can book a place on one of the official tours led by caretaker Mr Filch or one of the castle ghosts. The tour offers a unique insight into Britain's rich magical heritage, and takes in such iconic sights as the Great Hall (with its enchanted ceiling that mirrors the night sky), Gryffindor Tower, Professor Snape's potions classroom, and of course the famous Hogwarts Library.
The lake in the castle grounds is a pleasant spot for a stroll, particularly on a hot day. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the elusive Giant Squid, or even of one of the merpeople who are rumoured to live in its murky depths.
The flora and fauna around Hogwarts is second to none. Keen herbologists can book a tour of the Hogwarts greenhouses; however, the jewel in Professor Sprout's collection is a rare and magnificent Whomping Willow specimen - just be careful not to get too close!
The Forbidden Forest, meanwhile, is home to magical creatures not found elsewhere in Britain, including unicorns, giant spiders (Acromantula), Thestrals, and centaurs. There have even been rumours of werewolf sightings, although there have been none of these for several years now. For safety reasons, we would not recommend that guests at Hagrid's Hut venture into the forest along, although we can organise wildlife-spotting tours upon request. Our unicorn tours have proved particularly popular with younger guests.