This manor house looks like it has fallen out of a Harry Potter book

The Hogwarts-esque holiday let is currently available to rent

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone. What better way to celebrate than in a Hogwarts-esque manor house near Northumberland?

Ravenslaw House is a stunning holiday home near Alnwick Castle and can sleep up to 18 people. From the name of the house to the interiors, this property looks like it could easily play host to Dumbledore or Professor McGonagall's next mini-break.

Harry Potter super fans will also note that Alnwick Castle, which is just a stone's throw away, was used as the filming location for the first two films. The courtyards and baileys of Alnwick Castle were used to film the Hogwarts students and staff going about their days.

Let's take a look around the incredible property.

Ravenslaw House

ravenslaw house exterior

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Ravenslaw house looks like a mini Hogwarts at first glance thanks to its aged stone walls and a turret. The grand Victorian manor house looks out over lovely traditional English garden ideas, with sweeping lawns and an abundance of greenery surrounding the property.


hallway with armchair

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On the hunt for hallway ideas, why not double one up as an extra sitting room area? This hallway features a rich blue and yellow colour palette - which just so happen to be the Ravenclaw house colours... coincidence?

The selection of leather furniture is the best sofa choice for a high traffic area like this. It's a heavy-wearing material that just looks better and better with age.

Living room

living room with fireplace and sofa

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Is anyone else feeling some very strong Gryffindor common room vibes in this striking living room? The tartan carpet is a bold choice, however, it helps create a cosy feeling in this traditional decor scheme.

Dining room

dining area with wooden flooring

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The moldings on the ceiling are the first thing that caught our eye about this dining room. This room is the perfect case for why some ceilings are simply not meant to be painted white.

Covering the walls and ceiling in the same green shade is a smart dining room idea, as it helps this vast space feels more intimate and welcoming.


bedroom with double bed and bedside table

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No Hogwarts-esque holiday let would be complete without a four-poster bed. Even in the Gryffindor dormitory rooms Harry and Ron are treated to a four-poster bed, though they're definitely not this grand.

This stunning carved mahogany piece makes a statement, working beautifully with the green wallpaper backdrop.

Outdoor sauna

outdoor sauna

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Nestled among the lovely outdoor gardens is an outdoor sauna and hot tub, the perfect spot to relax after a day of sightseeing at Alnwick Castle.

The holiday home is currently listed with Cottages in Northumberland. A four-night stay starts at £137pp, it also welcomes dogs with an additional £20 charge per week.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.