The true-life cottage from Christmas romcom The Vacation – starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet – is now obtainable to lease on AirBnb after a pair purchased it with out realising it was well-known.
The dreamy nation cottage has appeared on screens each festive season for the reason that movie’s launch in 2006. However Jon Bromley, 58, and his spouse Cressida, 52, had no concept till strangers turned as much as take pictures they usually noticed information of the sale in a property journal.
Now the couple often has film followers turning as much as their house in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, to pose exterior and snap footage.
A number of weeks in the past the couple put their house on AirBnb for a mean of £295 an evening and had quick bookings.
The true-life cottage from Christmas romcom The Vacation is now obtainable to lease on Airbnb for a mean of £295 per evening after a pair purchased it with out realising it was well-known. Pictured: Cameron Diaz on set exterior the modelled cottage
Jon Hutman, manufacturing designer for the Christmas film, stated on the DVD commentary that the moviemakers had been in search of the ‘cutest, smallest, most English cottage that we may discover’ once they came upon the real-life house
The couple nonetheless dwell there however have bookings scheduled for Christmas, New 12 months and the summer time.
Within the festive flick, newly-single Amanda Woods – performed by Diaz – leaves Los Angeles to spend a two-week vacation in Rosehill Cottage.
In the course of the mini-break she meets the landlady’s brother Graham, performed by Jude Legislation, they usually fall in love.
Film researchers visited the house however once they found it was too removed from the solid and crew in London, they recreated it brick by brick in a studio.
Jon Bromley, 58, and his spouse Cressida, 52, pictured, had no concept the home they bought in 2019 was well-known till strangers turned as much as take pictures and noticed information of the sale in a property journal
The three-bed cottage boasts an AGA range, underfloor heating and the enduring picket fence as seen within the film
The couple positively perceive why their chocolate field property served because the inspiration for the flick’s distant romantic getaway
Within the film, Rosehill Cottage is the same match for the Bromley’s house – right down to the picket fence, wood gate, nation backyard and rural observe which Diaz famously slips down.
Mr Bromley, a sports activities photographer, stated: ‘I had bookings immediately. Our first visitors had been a number of weeks in the past for 2 nights. They had been scientists from Cambridge and actually loved it.
‘It is a kind of getaways the place you go and conceal your self someplace in a bit of village.
‘There’s nothing right here however a pub subsequent door – no retailers. I nonetheless dwell within the cottage however I’ve 4 lettings to date – Christmas, New 12 months and two in summer time for weddings regionally.
Within the film, Diaz leaves Los Angeles to spend a two-week vacation in Rosehill Cottage in rural England. Throughout this mini-break, she meets the landlady’s brother Graham, performed by Jude Legislation, they usually fall in love
‘I am simply actually happy with it. It is a very pretty home and we’re very fortunate.’
The Bromley’s moved into the £625,000 house in 2019, completely unaware of any Hollywood significance. The three-bed cottage boasts an AGA range and underfloor heating, surrounded by a landscaped backyard and flagstone laid terrace, with views over the Surrey hills.
The couple have embellished the home for Christmas, including fairy lights, an out of doors Christmas tree, and one inside with decorations across the well-known fire.
Mr and Mrs Bromley have by no means achieved a house swap – just like the film – however have had individuals take care of the home whereas they had been away.
Mr Bromley stated: ‘I got here to see it by myself to start with and simply actually fell in love with it immediately.
‘Simply all the things was stunning – low ceilings, it is beamed, it is received a large inglenook fire with a log burner in.
‘Then we noticed it in Nation Life article saying one thing like ”the inspiration for The Vacation cottage is again in the marketplace”. I assumed ”bloody hell!”’
Manufacturing designer for The Vacation, Jon Hutman stated on the DVD commentary he was in search of the ‘cutest, smallest, most English cottage that we may discover’ when he came upon the actual life house.