Step inside this Middle Earth Hobbit house, on the market for £200,000

Calling all Lord of the Rings fans! Middle Earth could be closer than you thought...

If Middle Earth is nothing more than an otherworldly dreamland to you, then think again.

This teeny-tiny cottage in Derby has been attracting the attention of Lord of the Rings fans for a while.

Christine Tacon, the current owner, says that tourists often crowd around the outside of the Grade II-listed, one-bed house taking photographs because it's similar to the Hobbity homes they've seen on screen in Middle Earth.

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Christine told the Metro: ‘They stand on the other side of the street so they can fit the entire house in the shot.'

The miniature one-bed cottage was built around 1800.
Squeezed between two human-sized terraced houses, it's located in the heart of Wirksworth Town, just off the Market Place.

And it's surprisingly spacious inside. A large fitted kitchen, complete with a cream three-door Aga is perfect for entertaining hobbit friends. An exposed stone feature wall stands out against the neutral colour scheme and gives it a rustic look.

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The bedroom has a large feature window overlooking the market place and comes complete with a double bed. Not bad for a hobbit!

The lounge has a large window on one side, which lets natural light fill the room. And there's a feature fireplace for getting cosy next to in the winter. It certainly won't take long to heat the house.

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But the best room has to be the bathroom, which, not only comes with a roll top bath and shower, but also has a sloping roof and window seat looking out over the market.

The outside of the property is surrounded by cobbled pavements and an ornate wrought iron gate and railings enclose a small courtyard.

And with the house currently on the market for £200,000, it could be yours.

Contact Bagshaws Residential for more details.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.