British writer JK Rowling, 54, who recently recovered from coronavirus, paid € 458,000 to take over the residence, the BBC reported.
In Church Cottage, Tutshill, a small village in Dean Forest, Gloucestershire, Rowling has lived from 9 to 18 years. The author himself confessed that “this place where I spent my childhood and adolescence was an inspiration for the situations that Harry Potter lived during his adventures.”
The property belonged to BBC producer Julian Mercer after he bought it in 1995 from the Rowling family. In 2011, the house was put up for sale for 2,500,000 euros, notes the British press. The moment when the writer bought the domain is not certain, because the payment was made in secret and only now it was found, from the realtor, that the house is the property of JK.
The house contains some elements that could be seen in the Harry Potter films. Since the launch of the first volume, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, in 1997, books by JK Rowling have gained immense popularity and commercial success worldwide.