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You can now book a holiday at Hobbiton and the introductory deal is cheap af

Pack your bag we are going on an unexpected journey to stay at the Baggins.

LOTR fans can now tick a stay at Hobbiton off their bucket list, with thanks to the family who own the property that Peter Jackson immortalized in The Lord of the Rings films.

Russell Alexander was approached by movie scouts over twenty years ago when they stumbled upon his property in the Waikato region in New Zealand and promptly fell in love with the green rolling hills and the idyllic water holes.

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Since then, fans have flocked to the property on day trips, just to bask in the glory of the iconic location, and to catch a glimpse of the little red door of the Baggins (which Alexander had kindly put up). 

Now Tolkien fans, and indeed Jackson fans the world over can stay for the night at the original Hobbiton film set, in their very own hobbit hole.

Alexander has listed this iconic property on Airbnb and says via the site: “For more than two decades, we’ve welcomed millions of passionate fans to Hobbiton Movie Set, but never before has anyone had the opportunity to spend a night in Middle-earth. I am delighted to share the beauty of my family’s farm and pleased to be hosting this iconic location on Airbnb for fans from around the world.”

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Alexander will host three individual two-night stays for up to four guests at NZD $10 (£5.20) per night as a tribute to the 10th anniversary of The Hobbit.

Guests will have access to 44 hobbit holes, The Millhouse, The Green Dragon Inn, as well as enjoy the sweeping views of The Shire, they’ll also enjoy cosy overnight accommodation, curated by the trilogies’ Creative Director Brian Massey, that includes a writing nook at The Millhouse.

the hobbit milhouse airbnb

And if the accommodation doesn’t get you, maybe the evening banquet will in The Green Dragon Inn with a feast featuring beef and ale stew, whole roast chickens, freshly baked bread, and plenty of ale is also thrown in, along with a second breakfast and elevenses.

A behind-the-scenes private tour of the movie set is also included.

Hobbits, elves, wizards, and others may request to book one of three overnight stays on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 PM GMT at airbnb.com/hobbiton.

Stays will take place from March 2 to 4, March 9 to 11, and March 16 to 18, 2023.