It’s been a busy month for JK Rowling; not only has her first adult book, The Casual Vacancy been released, but she has also put her eight bedroom home on the market. Although the famous author wrote her first Harry Potter books in an Edinburgh cafe to keep warm, her subsequent ones were penned in this Edinburgh property that is now up for sale for £2.25million. The family home, which she shared with her husband and three children until 2009, comes complete with two kitchens, a library and plenty of period features including flagstone floors, fireplaces and sash windows. Rowling’s former home also boasts an extensive security system and electronic gates – to keep out the eyes of those hard-core Harry Potter fans.
The stone house is surrounded by a landscaped garden and features a separate split-level summer house/office with its own kitchen, double bedroom and sitting room – perhaps where Rowling dreamed up young Harry’s future adventures?
So if you want to live in the house where the famous young wizard was created, here are those important details from Rightmove.co.uk
8 bedroom detached house for sale – Offers Over £2,250,000. Abbotsford Park, Edinburgh, Midlothian
An exceptional detached family house standing within a large yet discreet landscaped and walled garden in one of Edinburgh’s most exclusive conservation areas. The property has been redesigned and extended utilising the very best in modern fixtures and fittings to complement retained Victorian period features and now provides incredibly bright, beautifully proportioned and flexible accommodation over two floors while also incorporating a detached split level office with kitchen and shower room (offering potential use as additional accommodation), summerhouse, various outhouses and a double garage accessed from the cobbled lane to the rear.
Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining/Sitting Room, Kitchen, Study, Double Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Utility Room, Cloakroom with W.C., Further W.C, Rear Hallway.
Upper Landing, Five Double Bedrooms, Two Further Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Library, Secondary Kitchen, Two Bathrooms, Various Stores.
You can request details or contact the agent by telephoning: 0843 313 9040. Rettie & Co , Edinburgh Sales. 1 India Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HA