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Hobbit holiday home brings the Shire to Yorkshire

Written by
Shaun Curnow

Sure, you could sleep comfortably in a room at a Travelodge – but how about a weekend away somewhere that's absolutely precious?

This delightful Shire-inspired cottage is located on Golden Hill Farm, a camping and holiday retreat set within six acres of the North York Moors, near Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Built by Golden Hill Farm owners Carol Hopkinson and Karl Wragg, the 'Lord of the Rings' hobbit home, called 'Potts Corner', has been created after paying close attention to the descriptions in Tolkien's books.

However, with the Shire appearing so prominently in the movies adaptations, the circular stained glass windows and porthole door make this subterranean home instantly recognisable.

Whether Potts Corner is faithfully hobbit-spec inside, we couldn't say, but we don't image Frodo and pals would turn their noses up at the cooking area, log burner or luxury organic wool mattresses. They wouldn't have to be filthy hobbitses either, thanks to a free-standing, roll-top bath.

Potts Corner can sleep six (including up to four adult human sized guests) and offers views across the countryside to the sea.

Such is the popularity of the home, there are already plans to to build two more hobbit holes in what is now known as 'North Shire', along with a replica of Bywater's Green Dragon Inn to further recreate the fabled hobbit village of Hobbiton.

Potts Corner holiday home is available to rent for £650 for three nights or £850 for seven nights and is located just over an hour north of Leeds. Check the website for more information.

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