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Sprinkle magic into your family life – Harry Potter’s childhood home on sale

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20 September 2016

Former deputy editor

Like Hogwarts headmaster Professor Albus Dumbledore once said: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Well, Harry Potter fans will surely be over the moon to know they can now live inside the 4 Privet Drive home the boy wizard played by Daniel Radcliffe occupied in the Hollywood films.

Although J.K. Rowling’s novels of the Boy who Lived depicted his 4 Privet Drive home as a Surrey residence, the actual location of the £475,000 property is in the neighbouring county of Berkshire – specifically Martins Heron in Bracknell.

Local estate agent Chancellors is handling the sale and has said interest is so high it will host a launch day on Saturday 24 September to give prospective buyers a chance to see what they stand to get their hands on.

The home comes with three bedrooms, while the master room includes an en suite. The upstairs also includes a family bathroom.

Downstairs, interested parties will be pleased to know the kitchen and breakfast room have been refitted with a fresh look, while the house alarm system has also been upgraded – presumably to keep away dark wizards.

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The living room, meanwhile, has a door that leads out to the landscaped rear garden and patio. Other outdoor features include a new driveway, while the garage also comes with a new door.

The cul-de-sac location is billed as ideal for access to the M3 and M4, while Martins Heron station is just 0.2 miles away, Bracknell 1.3 miles and Ascot two miles. Though, obviously, the transport links are all redundant because buyers will likely have access to broomsticks, apparition or the Floo Network when travelling.

Really and truly though, the property sounds very lovely, but I can’t help but feel Chancellors missed an opportunity to provide clarity on the condition of the cupboard under the stairs where Potter slept for many years.

If broomsticks aren’t your thing, you might want to opt for a private jet – £3.5m was spent on the transport method during Premier League summer transfer window.