With the latest instalment of the iconic trilogy coming to screens next month, there’s no better way to escape day-to-day life, than a stay in a Hobbit Home. These unique homes take inspiration from the world-famous franchise, and allow fans to disconnect, enjoy the outdoors, and escape the rest of the world, either below or above ground.
Vrbo® shares seven unique hobbit homes in the UK, France, and the US for a magical escape with family or friends for the end of summer or next autumn.
Perfect for: exploring the outdoors and a glass of wine – East Sussex, UK
Price: from £439 per night, for up to 4 people*
Where to book: https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p10935486
Nestled in the heart of the Rother Valley in the East Sussex countryside, this quirky hobbit house may be small in stature, but offers the best of the best for activities including kayaking, cycling and walking, with sweeping views of the High Weald valleys – even better for its location on the Oastbrook Vineyard for the perfect tipple! Just a short walk from the house is the magnificent Bodiam Castle, which transports back to time gone-by. Plus, those looking for some R&R, the property includes a hot tub, perfect for late night stargazing.
Perfect for: outdoor swimming – Ariege, France
Price: from £85 per night, for up to 4 people*
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p10794043ha
Inspired by the original hobbit homes of the trilogy, this small holiday home village is an oasis of calm in the Occitanie region in Southern France. The gite comes with a private terrace, garden and outdoor swimming pool, perfect for a swim or enjoying the late summer evenings, with a cosy fireplace inside when the temperature drops. Just an hour’s drive from Carcassonne, a historic walled city, it is the ideal place to get back to nature.
Perfect for: relaxation (private underground spa) – Dordogne, France
Price: from £219 per night, for up to 5 people
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p10328875ha
This striking semi-buried house, nestled under a meadow in the Dordogne valley is perfect for adult families or couples seeking to escape the real world on their holiday. Enjoy the natural light pore through the plexiglass ceilings, creating natural light throughout the property, and wander along the private terrace to find calm in the secret spa.
Perfect for: a party in Middle Earth – Arkansas, United States
Price: from £500 per night, for up to 16 people
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p1951422vb
Step through the circular wooden front door, and be instantly transported into the ultimate hobbit house for large groups and families to relax, party, play games and enjoy the great outdoors. This epic property features an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and large communal spaces. This unique home oozes nature, even indoors with its furniture built entirely from sustainable materials, and the home being self-sustaining. The home includes three connected sections: the straw bale home (insulated with hand stacked straw bales), the tire home (made of recycled tires) and the epic games room!
Perfect for: film buffs – Arkansas, United States
Price: from £185 per night, for up to eight people
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p2011545vb
Shrouded amongst the forest and just a mile away from a lake, sits the dream holiday home for film superfans, which all begins by walking through a mysterious green door. This large but cosy home is perfect for immersing yourself in the world of fantasy, while kicking back on the enormous sofa, gaming and marvelling at the Middle Earth-inspired interiors.
Perfect for: a taste of modern luxury – Tennessee, United States
Price: from £144 per night, for up to two people
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p1737983vb
This stunning holiday home is perched on top of a cliff, overlooking a rock quarry pond. With touches of luxury throughout, it is the ultimate place to unplug, and escape to an underground home far away from home. Relax outside by the pond, or by the snug fireplace – the ideal place to disconnect from everyday life with a good book.
Perfect for: design lovers – Santa Fe, United States
Price: from £226 per night, for up to six people
Where to book: www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p202554vb
Architecture-savvy fans will adore the unique design of this hobbit home. A real-world work of art, this home is surrounded by a stunning private landscaped garden, unique waterfall, and detailed mosaic tiling throughout the home. Just a mile down the road is the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Fe and the historic plaza, but guests will feel far from the outside world in this peaceful sanctuary.