It is important to search for a home on Google before buying it.
A couple in the UK said they had just bought a house, not realizing it had been featured in one of the popular holiday movies. Now, they have to deal with movie fans who stop to take pictures and ask questions.
John and Cressida Bromley accidentally bought the house from a Christmas rom-com 2006 The Holiday, Southwest News (SWNS) reports. To be more precise, they purchased the house on which the cottage in the movie was directly based.
During pre-production for the film, researchers from the studio found the house and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, the site was too isolated to bring the cast and crew to it. Instead, the studio built a near-perfect replica of the house on the plot.
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However, the Bromleys didn’t know any of this when they bought the house in 2019.
“I came to see her on my own at first and immediately fell in love with him,” John told SWNS. “Everything was beautiful – low ceilings, it’s got a huge fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Then we saw that in the Country Life article saying something like ‘The Holiday’ cottage inspiration’ is back on the market.” I thought ‘bloody hell! “
The couple explained that they receive visitors from time to time.
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“We had two Scouts,” John explained. “There are very few people who pass by looking for the house. Then you find the stranger who passes and stops and says ‘I realize, is this the ‘holiday’ hut? and “Do you mind if I take some pictures?”
Despite the home’s fame, the Bromleys say they still love their cottage and the area around it.
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John said, “It’s one of those places you go and hide somewhere in a small village. There’s nothing here but a pub next door, no shops. I’m really proud of it, it’s a very nice house and we’re very lucky.”
He continued, “It snowed last year and it has that warmth when you walk through it. I’m really proud of that.”