First Look! Shell Cottage Under Construction in Wales


Apr 24, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several weeks ago we reported filming for the Shell Cottage scenes would take place in Wales, with crews due to arrive for work before the main filming next month. Today, TLC is delighted to bring you the first photos of the house under construction on the coastline in the Pembrokeshire area of Wales. Notably, as seen here, we can see the details of the stone house being built, on a beautiful coastline, all which will be the site of the emotional scenes with the Trio and dear Dobby. You can see the rest of these photos here in our image galleries.

The main filming for the Shell cottage scenes are due to take place on location next month, May 11 to May 15th, in Wales.

Thanks ever so much J & M!

89 Responses to First Look! Shell Cottage Under Construction in Wales

Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: That looks awesome! I cannot wait for the Shell Cottage scenes! It's set in such a beautiful location, just like I imagined!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: omgomgomg! It's going to be beautiful!Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: Thanks for posting these, Sue! You're a master newslady! :-)Avatar Imagemoglet says: What great pictures, the closest one show's you so much detail.Avatar ImageMatea says: how nice! it looks really beautiful....but now when I think of...this is the place where Harry is going to bury Dobby. oh my God. I'm tearing up...Avatar ImagewrockfangirlSQUEE says: not exactly how i pictured it but it's absolutely amazingAvatar ImageHarryHermione25 says: Yes, that pretty much how I pictured it... look great!! :) Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I love the setting for the cottage. It's gorgeous. Maybe when HP is done, they'll put it up for sale on ebay. LOL. The house I can't wait to see is the Lovegoods!!!!!Avatar Imagevandy says: Oh my go! its so wonderful.... The place looks very eerie and its just perfect and small...Avatar ImageWoodette says: Looking Good...i'm excitedAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow! Shell Cottage is looking very good! I am amazed! I can't wait for the Lovegood's house too! :DAvatar Imagenicole 313 says: Wow! Looks great! Its going to be beautiful when its finished. Lovely sea view too :) Cant wait for the film :DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It looks nothing short of beautiful. I cannot wait to see what it will look like when it is completed.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Beautiful!Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: yeah. looks great. it's nice that they are building it on an actual beach especially somewhere as beautiful as Wales. go Wales. we have another location to go now in out Harry Potter tour of the uk heheAvatar ImageDrome says: Ooh, It's so lovely! =)Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: it looks wonderful! I am so excited for it to be here and we haven't even seen HBP yet!Avatar ImageLomelindi says: The cottage itself is beautiful....but the location is not remotely how I pictured it. I think I did a sketch of it once where it is on this sort of cliff top overlooking the ocean. This still works well I think, it's just not what I was expecting.Avatar Imagepottershrink says: I want to live there! Sets like this are why I don't complain about WB being after the money - the fact that the films take in so much money (due partlt to reschedulings) is why the films have such terrific budgets and can creat such fantastic sets in such wonderful; settings!Avatar Imagesaffran says: nice :)Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: really amazingAvatar ImageMagglall says: Looking good... Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: cant wait for july Avatar ImageDespina says: I pictured it near a cliff... but it's fine, really. Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: posting agin but go Wales yayayaAvatar Imagemollywobble says: Looks great. I'm still not sure how you can bury Dobby in the sand though, but I guess that's what magic is for. Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: according to leaky and many people scene in lovegood house is a place where DH 1 is gng to end.......and now latest reports ( photos) shows that filming will soon start in relation to shell cottage where i believe scene of dobby death will be shown.......if i am not wrong then dobby death is after lovergood house scene right? then is dobby death is place where it will end or they changing timeline of the movie?Avatar Imageele0206 says: I think it'll look even more awesome in May!! I imagined the scenes in a different way, though.Avatar Imageraisaers says: wow it's exactly like i pictured it.:)Avatar Imagejanspach says: it is absolutely perfect!Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Wow, it's going to be so beautiful, and what a gorgeous, lonely stretch of land for Dobby's burial. The scenes there will be haunting, I can picture them already. Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: Coastlines PERFECT....but it's just not how I pictured it. It looks like a church!Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: Ohhh...the house isn't how I pictured it...whoopsAvatar ImageMadameSuede says: It looks amazing! Almost exactly like I pictured it! :DAvatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: @hbp will be betterthan tdk first off, they are filming dh 1 and 2 at the same time, secondly the ending of the first part has not been confirmed, and im thinking they wont confirm it, actually frankly i hope they dont, i think it SHOULD be a surprise. anyway, they *may* change the timeline of the movie, they have before, however from what ive read, they are truly trying to stay true to the book. but that is what ive deduced. that also doesnt mean they *wont* change a few things. so dont fret :)Avatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: btw, the shell cottage looks exactly how i pictured it. this location is PERFECT for dobby's grave. it is absolutely beautiful.Avatar Imagedavid1228 says: WOW!!! That's so perfect!!!Avatar ImageJennie Rae Urban says: Aah! I knew I shouldn't look... I definitely didn't imagine it at ALL like that. I imagined it smaller, and rounder, and greyer. And I dunno... more homely, and the area more overgrown. I imagined it on a sharp cliff, not on a beach. It looks good, just not how I would have done it.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: The cottage is looking amazing and the coast line is just SO beautiful!Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: that's a great location they scouted for Shell Cottage! Yes it looks kinda churchy with the really angled roof but i think once the roofing material goes on it'll be really charming. i'm going to guess some dark brown roofing material....not hay but like that thicket kind of look.Avatar Imagestarlesswinter says: I like the really high gables, but the diamond-shapes windows look rather something on a Disney theme park shop. And I'm also surprised that the cottage isn't on a cliff, because that image is so cinematic. Avatar ImageFereverto says: I think it's fantastic and I think a good break would be after shell cottage and before Gringotts break in. I can hardly wait!Avatar ImageBarb says: I love the look of the cottage didn't imagine it to be set in the dunes but hey what do I care I only live 10 mins away from the location so can't wait until I visit the site in the flesh. Going to camp there (if allowed) when the cast arrive...Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: That beach picture is so pretty!!! And I hope they make that house look more like a rook!Avatar Imagecghambright says: It's GORGEOUS!! Perfect! The set designers/art director ( Stuart Craig) for these movies are BRILLIANT!!! And it's such a beautiful location too. It's the perfect place for the trio to recuperate before the Gringotts break in and then of course the BATTLE! :DAvatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Looks wonderful pretty much the way I imagined it. Can't wait to see the finishe product... Avatar Imagefan.numero1 says: love itt. exaclty how i imagined it. i can't wait to see the final results in the lovegood house :) :) !!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: I always thought of it way, way smaller, I thought it looked like a one room hut on the outside, but inside it had all the rooms. This probally makes more sense size wise, but still...magic.Avatar Imageavrenim says: the area looks beautiful! i did picture shell cottage to be a lot smaller, though.Avatar ImageAvangelis says: super coolAvatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: i can't wait to see it when it's done!!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: beautiful!! but i imagined it on a clif and under the beach.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yes! Shell Cottage is along the beach! It's really too cool! :)Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: Shell Cottage is not exactly my favorite part of the book (the only reason for which is because there is not a lot of action), but the set looks great.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I visualized it being on a cliff. I'll have to doublecheck the book. Avatar Imagericardo2 says: ta muoti show and more like the beautifulAvatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: Nooooo! Everything is coming way to fast! What'll we do after the seventh movie(s)?!?! The cottage looks great!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: The location is perfect!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: How pretty! I wonder what they do with these buildings when they're done filming? Do they just tear them down? If so, what a shame!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Aw! So kute! Not how I pictured it, but beautiful none-the-less :)Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: wow it's beautiful, I want to live there-Avatar Imageagentzac says: The cottage looks very lovely. I hope the film makers weave their special effects magic so that the house is set on the edge of a cliff like described in the book. I so can't wait for this movie... azAvatar Imagekylejhood says: The pictures look great. Dobby's funeral better be as good as he deserves. Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: thx 4 the pics!Avatar Imagemish149 says: It's lovely, but nothing like I pictured it... For some reason I always thought of a tidier version of the burrow..Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: It looks really, really beautiful. I can't believe it, they really have got it right. A perfect place to lay Dobby to rest. :*(Avatar ImageBlackCat13 says: That will look so greatAvatar Imagesplinch says: they are going to bury dobby in sand? i always pictured it on a grassy cliff overlooking the ocean, with the garden out front and such. it is nice though =)Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Not exactly how I pictured it, but still awesome. I especially love the ocean view. Beautiful. A beautiful last resting place for Dobby.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Oh, I like it - I want to go live there!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Oooo, it looks great! Beautiful location!Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Oh, it looks perfect!! I'm so glad!! :)Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: those pictures are great!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: squee! it looks so lovely and relaxing. I never thought that Fleur would live in such a house. I thought her to be grander Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: It's just amazing. Perfectly how I imagined!Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I love the look of the house. I'm thinking it might just be used for the exteriors -- the interiors are of course filmed on a sound stage, and the interior size can be much bigger because of magic, right? I am also imagining the exterior being done with matte paintings to heighten the cliff effect, and they may just paint in different terrain, too. That would provide the garden area where Dobby rests -- and won't it be a beautiful view, with that ocean vista? Love it!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: YaY Shell CottageAvatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: wow it's so pretty! Flure and Bill are so lucky .......i wish i could live there insted of hot and swampy Ga Avatar ImageSarabi says: Yay! It looks pretty close to what I had in my head :D how exciting!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: That's my new vacation home! :o)Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: Just how I imagined it. Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Wow! Looks great! :DAvatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Look at it! Oh! It's so perfect! I guess that's what all the sand was for?Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: omg i've just read that bit today... (again) it looks beautiful :)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: It's a really nice spot, just like I imagined it!Avatar ImageJersey says: Very coolAvatar Imageiconshero says: Its how i wanted it to look!Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: I loved the description of Shell Cottage in Deathly Hallows, and where it was described to be. To see this gorgeous cottage being constructed - wow. Can't wait to see what the completed cottage :-) I loved the description of Luna's home too. That will be awesome to see. I bawled my eyes out when Dobby died in the book. Not forgetting MadEye Moody, and Hedwig. Prior to that was the sadness of Dumbledore's passing. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Awesome!

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