Harry Potter-inspired flat in Diagon Alley on sale – and it even has a hidden room
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, we’ve got a property that is right up your alley – Diagon Alley to be exact – a gorgeous one-bed flat in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area
A Harry Potter-themed flat complete with a hidden room has hit the market for £210,000.
The one-bed property, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, was previously used as a short-term holiday let for the millions of visitors who flock to Victoria Street every year – which is said to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s Diagon Alley.
Located just minutes from Edinburgh’s top attractions, the flat is prime Potter real estate, neighbouring several of the cafés where the author wrote early chapters of the book franchise.
Owners will also have Edinburgh Castle on their doorstep, which is claimed to have served as inspiration for Hogwarts.
The flat’s front door opens into a hallway that contains secret storage space disguised by a long mirror (which looks just like the one in the Room of Requirement).
The impressive sized living space and modern kitchen-diner boast plenty of natural light and some wallpaper that fans of the franchise will recognise is similar to that of the magical photos which hang in the halls of Hogwarts.
A woodland-themed bedroom, hidden behind a fantastically concealed bookcase door, helps give the feel of being in The Forbidden Forest – though thankfully there’s no giant spider named Aragog in sight.
A compact bathroom, with a double shower and a rustic copper coin floor, gives the newly-refurbished apartment an eclectic homely feel that any Weasley would be proud of.
Other features of the pad include a wizarding chest, references to Gringott’s Bank, antique books and a Diagon Alley sign.
Despite its bustling location, the property’s newly installed slimline sash and case double glazed windows with handmade shutters are sure to keep the noisy moaning myrtles or dementor-like drafts at bay.
While the flat was previously available to rent on Airbnb and was a hit with fans, it is now available to buy.