Bilbo’s Hobbit Hole to be recreated in Suffolk forest

Staff at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park created a real life Hobbit hole fit for Bilb

Staff at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park created a real life Hobbit hole fit for Bilbo Baggins - but now a holiday site want to create one you can sleep in - Credit: Contributed

West Suffolk is set to be the home of the UK’s first replica, habitable “Hobbit Hole” from the popular JRR Tolkien fantasy books and films.

West Stow Pods, based near Bury St Edmunds, have been granted planning permission for the development at their camping site.

The owners, husband and wife Ed Lengyel and Jan, offer en-suite ‘megapods’ with BBQ for holidays in the forest.

“This is an exciting opportunity to enhance our existing megapod retreats and create an enchanting Hobbit Hole, built into a grassy mound in the woodland glade here at West Stow. We intend to recapture the magic of Tolkien for visitors to enjoy,” said Mrs Lengyel.

The holiday Hobbit Hole will accommodate four to five people and work is hoped to start later this year under the close supervision of Tolkien Society member Alan Baxter to ensure authenticity.


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The owners are seeking crowd funding via Kickstarter to support the development, with a range of rewards on offer.

To find out more or to invest visit www.weststowpods co.uk

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