The Holiday is without a doubt one of the best Christmas movies out there, and I’ll hear no objection. It stars Cameron Diaz, the queen of rom-coms herself (a title I just made up) as Amanda, and Kate Winslet as Iris, two women who decide to switch homes for the holiday season in an attempt to escape the guy-troubles in their lives.
With Amanda living in LA, and Iris in London, crossing the ocean for some peace of mind away from men, seems like a good idea. But in true romantic comedy fashion, they each then find a local man to fall in love with.
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll probably remember Rosehill Cottage, Iris’s home in which Amanda then moves to for the getaway, right? It was a truly enchanting, warm-looking, tiny, and adorable little house which Diaz describes in the movie as a ‘fairytale English cottage’.
Well, if like me, you too have always wanted that home for yourself, now is your chance.
Now, while Rosehill Cottage was created for the movie, it was inspired by a real house which is now for sale! And if you thought Rosehill Cottage was a cute name, wait until you hear what the house that’s now on Rightmove is called: Honeysuckle Cottage!
Just imagine going around telling people “Yes, I live on Honeysuckle Cottage!”
Here it is below:
The cottage is located in the village of Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking, England, and sports three bedrooms, a spacious living, a dining room, and kitchen, and a stone fireplace (similar to the one in the movie). It also has a small garden and an arched doorway (again, similar to the one from the movie where Amanda and Graham meet for the first time.)
The cottage’s description on Rightmove reads:
A stunning extended period cottage with ironstone galleting and brick quoins under a tiled roof complemented by leaded light windows. The property retains many character features including an inglenook fireplace with Jotul log burner and exposed timbers.
Features of particular note include the bespoke craftsmen-built hand-painted kitchen with oil fired AGA, underfloor heating to the ground floor and an extensive use of oak joinery throughout.
The property enjoys delightful landscaped gardens which incorporates an extensive area of flagstone laid terrace with lovely views.
The house is selling for £650,000 ($814,775) which isn’t a small amount considering we don’t even get Jude Law along with it. But I guess the house itself would be worth it, and you may even find a Jude Law equivalent among the locals – you never know.