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You Can Now Stay In The Jaw-Dropping Seaside House From ‘About Time’

You Can Now Stay In The Jaw-Dropping Seaside House From ‘About Time’

Ever fancied living on the set of a real life rom-com? Well now you can... at least for a mini-break.

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Yep, who remembers the Richard Curtis classic About Time? Because Tim's family home is now on Airbnb, and it's as stunning as it was in the film.

Centred around Tim [Domhnall Gleeson] as he learns a family secret - that he can travel back in time - the property acts as a base for his adventures.

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

As any 21-year-old boy would, he decides to use his gift to bag a stunning girlfriend [Rachel McAdams], but when his family encounters a tragedy, the plot soon darkens.

In real life, the seaside Grade II listed property, based in Saint Austell, Cornwall, is as picturesque as it was in the film.

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With stunning period features, a stretching grassy garden and the sea shore right below it, we can't think of anywhere more beautiful to stay, tbh.

The gigantic property, named Porthpean House, has nine bedrooms and six bathrooms, and overlooks St Austell Bay on Cornwall's south coast.

Porthpean House is the base of the movie Credit: Airbnb
Porthpean House is the base of the movie Credit: Airbnb
Credit: About Time / Universal Pictures
Credit: About Time / Universal Pictures

It has been owned by the Petherick family for five generations, but is now also available for guests to live out their rom-com fantasies.

Fans of the 2013 film will remember the huge living room, equipped with a real wood fireplace, which was the centre of the family's Christmas celebrations.

They'll also no doubt recall Charlotte Petherick's bedroom, which was home to the closet Tim used to hide in when he was time travelling.

Plus, if you're a super-fan, you might remember that the characters held a movie night using a projector on the outside wall of the property.

They used the family closet in the movie Credit: Universal Pictures
They used the family closet in the movie Credit: Universal Pictures
The property has nine bedrooms Credit: Airbnb
The property has nine bedrooms Credit: Airbnb
Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

However, some of the rooms were changed around for the film.

The house's stretching dining room was changed into a library for the movie, making it the perfect cosy setting for Tim and his dad to have some of their more meaningful heart-to-hearts.

And much of the decor was tweaked. Today, we can see a much more modern, clean look running throughout many of the rooms in the property.

Fans will remember the living room from the film's Christmas scenes Credit: Universal Pictures
Fans will remember the living room from the film's Christmas scenes Credit: Universal Pictures
The decor was changed for the movie Credit: Airbnb
The decor was changed for the movie Credit: Airbnb

The house sleeps up to 21 people, and is described as the "ultimate retreat for large house parties, romantic weddings and family anniversaries".

Discussing how their home was portrayed in the movie, the Pethericks said that they thought it "captures the exceptional beauty and atmosphere of the house so perfectly".

Some rooms were changed for the film Credit: The Big Beautiful Beach House
Some rooms were changed for the film Credit: The Big Beautiful Beach House
The dining room became a library in the film Credit: Universal Pictures
The dining room became a library in the film Credit: Universal Pictures

If you want to stay in the cottage, you'd better be quick, as it's already getting quickly booked up throughout 2020.

Other than a few days during the third week of November this year, the cottage is fully booked until next June. But don't worry, that's perfectly in time for you took book in a summer vacay.

Prices start from £635 a night, but increase during the busier months of the year.

We wonder how many guests have jumped in the closet *just in case* it miraculously works IRL...

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures/ Big Beautiful Beach House

Topics: airbnb, Life News, Life, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Pretty 52 who loves writing about all things food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also has a particular interest in women's issues.

 

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