Harry Potter fans listen up because you can now life in a real-life, refurbished Hogwarts. The new apartments are being created using one of the filming locations from the Harry Potter, Warner Bros. film franchise that Potter-heads will all instantly recognise.
Royal Connaught Park in Bushey, Hertfordshire was formerly known as the Royal Masonic School for Boys. Set in 100 acres of parkland, it was constructed in 1903. However, it is more famous for being a filming location for the first three Harry Potter films. Its 1,400sq ft dining hall was transformed into the Hogwarts Great Hall, where Halloween dinners, sorting ceremonies and the House Cup winner is announced.
The main building of the school has also been the setting for many other British classics including Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, Hot Fuzz, EastEnders, Spooks and Midsomer Murders.
Now though, the Victorian Gothic stone and turreted Grade II listed building has been renovated and transformed into luxury, modern apartments. One of these modern two-bedroom apartments has been listed on the market for £759,950.
The apartment comes with two allocated parking spaces, double glazed windows, under floor heating, a 24-hour concierge and a shuttle service to and from Bushey train station. The property complex also boasts a private health and fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. As well as tennis courts available on site too.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “It’s fantastic that Harry Potter fans with enough Knuts, Sickles and Galleons can buy their own corner of a truly magical place. This converted school has been built with incredible craftsmanship and it’s plain to see why this charming building was chosen to depict Hogwarts. I’m not sure if you can play Quidditch at the on-site leisure centre, but residents at Royal Connaught Park definitely have a gem on their hands.”