Shire delight! Inside the £140,000 underground holiday home that looks like it belongs in Lord of the Rings


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  • Carol Hopkinson and her partner Karl Wragg spent £100,000 building Potts Corner on the Yorkshire Moors
  • Couple were also helped by £15,000 of tourism-related funding and a £25,000 start-up loan
  • With a grass roof, circular door and stained-glass windows it could be the perfect spot for a hobbit

But this real-life hobbit house, which would make the perfect pad for Bilbo Baggins, is available to rent by the week at Golden Hill Farm on the North Yorkshire Moors. 

The cottage, Potts Corner, would be fit for any self-respecting hobbit, complete with a free standing bath and luxurious mattresses, and is just the place to return to after a day spent wandering around the Shire. 

Doorway to hobbit heaven: The circular door of Potts House is unusual and this sense continues throughout the pretty property

The cottage is available to rent by the week at Golden Hill Farm on the North Yorkshire Moors

The cottage, Potts Corner, would be fit for any self-respecting hobbit, and comes complete with a free standing bath and luxurious mattresses

The cosy retreat is the first of seven Tolkien-inspired hideaways to be built by Carol Hopkinson and her partner Karl Wragg as they create an entire village of fantasy houses. 

Carol, 35, said: 'We hope that this will be a way for people to step out of the busy reality of their everyday lives and the rat race and into a fantasy world. 

'As a child I used to love hiding away and reading not just Lord of The Rings, but the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, and other fantasy books. 

'Karl and I love the hobbit house, and have tried to make it as authentic as possible, matching up all the features and fittings with those shown in the films. 

'There is nothing better than sitting in the lounge with the round door wide open, watching the sun go down. It really is like being in another world. 

'We opened a few months ago and have already had some avid Tolkien fans to stay. That was nerve-wrecking because we knew these people would be the most likely to find fault. But thankfully we have had no complaints just yet.' 

The cosy retreat is the first of seven Tolkien inspired hideaways to be built by Carol Hopkinson and her partner Karl Wragg

With its grass roof, circular door and stained glass windows this underground cottage would not look out of place on the set of a Lord of the Rings film

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