Shell Cottage Nears Completion

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May 02, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Construction is nearing completion on Shell Cottage, currently being built along the coastline of Wales for use in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Thanks to TLC reader Victoria, we have some nice new photos of the cottage, with the front door now in place, and an attic room or copula and twin chimneys now added to the structure. You can also see more of the beautiful location of this cottage (gorgeous in the sunlight, even with the scaffolding) as well as these photos of the platform now holding new mounds of dirt, which will serve as the site where Dobby is laid to rest. As reported many times previously, location filming with many of the primary cast members will take place starting Monday May 11th at Freshwater Beach, in Pembrokeshire area of Wales.

Thanks ever so much Victoria!





122 Responses to Shell Cottage Nears Completion

Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: OMG! First post? :D Oooh... I really love the look it's going to, this Shell Cottage. :D But I think it's a bit too big... Or is it just me?Avatar Imageselene21 says: Looks GreatAvatar Imagesunlitdays says: oooh it looks so beautiful!Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: looks perfect. Cannot wait to see them just apparate here, and it won't be a happy time, coz it's when beloved Dobby croaks :(Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: I am so glad I didn't have to help with this construction. I think I would have lost my mind putting all those shells on one at a time. Yikes!! But I agree it is beautiful!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Looks GreatAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: amazing!Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: everything about it just looks absoulutly beautiful. can't wait to start getting pics from thereAvatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: oh wow that was fast.. :)Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: cool! xxxAvatar Imagejonfrog says: it looks really cool, can't wait to see it in the movieAvatar ImageAriel says: it looks really beautifulAvatar ImageSTARZOE says: COOL!! :D Looks great!! ....\☻ ......▌\ ≡≡>─╫─── - - Avatar ImageDanielleD says: This is going to sound so stupid, but only now looking at the picture did I realize that SHELL Cottage has SHELLS all over it. Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: This is so... i don't know... i don't have words at the moment. i think it's great but i can't find words!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Wow. It looks beautiful! I cannot wait to see it in the final film.Avatar ImageAngelasCrochetingCorner says: Beautiful!!!Avatar ImageRokstar says: It looks AWESOME!!!!Avatar Imageinaboxofchoccs says: Oh, it's just how I imagined the cottage would look! Thought it would look more run down, but still... looks great! Can't wait!Avatar Imagemoony_lupin says: This cottage is gonna look beautiful on screen. I'm looking forward to seeing the scene in the film. Avatar Imageravenclanna says: it looks great! not really how I pictured it (I thought it was smaller), but the location is perfect!Avatar Imageccking says: this is great! i can't wait until we get shooting pics ! =)Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh it looks great !Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: that is great!!!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: I would like to live there!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: this is great!!! twin chimneys looks wierd but interesting!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: I want one!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Oh, and I love the shells for roof tiles! Very appropriate ;)Avatar Imagedodgycupcake says: Question...I may be totally out of the loop here, but how are they doing the Bill/Fleur wedding without...Bill/Fleur?Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Aw! Poor Dobby! :''( But such a beautiful location!Avatar Imagehermy65 says: totally cool!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Looking good!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I love Shell Cottage! :)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I love Shell Cottage! :)Avatar Imagehpftw says: sweeeet!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: aswome!!! looks great! =)Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Wow! It looks absolutely amazing!! :DAvatar Imagethe_spectacle says: It's fantastic! Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: cant waitAvatar Imageblackhair says: sounds great :)Avatar ImageSarabi says: Lookin good!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: yay! it looks amazing!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: wow. I can't wait to see it in the filmAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: This is awesome , they built really quickAvatar Imagehannah abbot says: omg! i want to live here! do you think people will be able to live in it ater theyv finishd filming? :LAvatar Imageele0206 says: My gosh, gorgeous landscape really!! Although I always thought Shell Cottage was on a high place.Avatar Imagevictoria_price says: It is a stunning location and yes the house has Shells all over it, stunning, really amazing and clever. it is a very big house and in a beautiful place. I can't wait to see it in the film, Its so sad that after 2 months this house will no longer excist because the Robin Hood film is also on location here so the house is being taken down. I am so lucky to live here. I will do my very best to take more pics while their filming....Im going down there next week with every intention to get some more amazing pictures. WISH ME LUCK xxxx VictoriaAvatar ImageMeri says: It looks very nice. Not exactly as I had pictured it but I like it anyway.Avatar ImageChrysanthemum says: Victoria_price, the photos are beautiful. Quick question, what is that on the opposite hill in the back ground, when your viewing the cottage from the back? I'm seeing a strange structure that looks strangely like a silhouette of Stonehenge. I'm weird I know. Just curious.Avatar ImageChrysanthemum says: I keep hearing that old Sunday School ditty "the foolish man built his house upon the sand..." every time I look at these photos! Avatar Imagevictoria_price says: I don't know what that is, but the location is right by an army barreks, with a shooting rang near by, or it could be a look out post because scomer island is right next door, and its kind of a nature reserve, if you know what I mean because that is the end of our welsh coast lookng out to sea, Il take a better look next week xxAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: Awesome, im so excited for both HBP and DH!!! Im counting down :DAvatar ImageName Unknown says: Awesome! I wish I could see it in person!Avatar ImageLooie says: I do agree that it looks maybe a bit big. I pictured it as just a small little place on the beach, but of course this is MUCH nicer! I love the shells, it really adds a nice touch.Avatar ImageDee jarvis says: Hey Sis, awesome pic's of the cottage. Can't wait to go and see it with you next week. Will defo bring my telephoto lens and hopefully will be able to get some really good close up pic's of the place too. Until then love ya....WooHoo xxxxAvatar Imageamparisey says: Looks great! Can't wait!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I cannot wait to see the finished product.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Awesome! Looks beautiful!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: i love this teams design squad. they could have more easily and cheaply tacked a bunch of ceramic cloth onto the back of the house and digitally composed seashells onto it, but they actually have built the whole thing. too bad they'll just take it down; it would be such a cool little monument. its great to see this much work being requested from the film makers. the funny thing is that the actual house won't be used to do interior scenes, that'll be another set i suppose. walking outside of this castle will be amazing though. keep blowing us away, wb. :].Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: shell cottage looks SO cool!!!! cant wait to see it in the movie!!!!!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: http://gallery.the-leaky-cauldron.org/picture/235936 this one is SOOOO pretty :DAvatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: ahhh its so awesomeAvatar Imageavrenim says: it's beautiful! Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: squee im so excitedAvatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: no im WAY BEYONDE excitedAvatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: It looks amazingAvatar ImageWeenyOwl says: It's way taller than I imagined, but I'm just glad that the filmmakers didn't come up with some way to cut Dobby out of Hallows altogether, like they did with Goblet. Oh, and Sue, I think you mean "cupola" - a "copula" is a structure that connects 2 other things, like a linking verb in grammar (yes, it has the same Latin root as "copulate").Avatar Imageraven_puff says: Wow! It looks amazing! They sure got the set together fast!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: I wonder what they will do with it after the movie is doneAvatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: I hope they don't simply tear it down unceremoniously after filming is done... it looks amazing. this is when i really appreciate the hi-res images on leaky because it lets you see every last detail!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I guess they'll do Dobby's death scene here. Avatar ImageNuttyasafruitcake says: looks awesome guys. nice work. =)Avatar Imagejessica911jc says: I think it looks great I really do. But I do think it is just a little big, I thought that it would be a little bit smaller that's all. It still looks good though. :)Avatar ImageHarryLight says: Nice, nice, nice!!!Avatar ImageAriel says: Looks beautiful!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: looks awesome!!Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: Awesome!! :]Avatar Imagejojojojo says: I've just got back from seeing it, we didn't realise how far a walk it was! I've lived here all my life (25 years) and I've never been to Freshwater West, shocking really, it's a stunning beach, so long and huge!!! There was some sort of surfing event on the beach today, so parking was limited, by the time we walked down to it, it was gone 9pm, no one else around but the security guards, and they must of thought we were barking!!! Only got a couple of pictures, but being dusk, they are a bit blurred, so we're going down again tomorrow. I have a pretty decent camera, so I should get some cool shots. I was surprised how close you could get, the railings around the front are only about ten feet away from the house itself! It's a shame that they are going to take it down, Pembrokeshire could do with the tourism boost, but as I've said before in previous posts, it is a protected area. Can't wait till I go down again tomorrow!!Avatar Imageizziewitch says: love the chimneys. It still doesn't look the way I imagined, from Jo's description, but still wonderful anyway.Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: OMG this is EXACTLY how I pictured it!!! I love love LOVE it! This is absolutely wonderful! I'm so excited. It seems like they're really getting into the fine details about this movie and I can't wait!!!!Avatar ImageAvangelis says: its great but the thing as a whole looks odd. i can't wait for footage from this sceneAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Bravo Stuart CraigAvatar ImageCatherine says: COOOL!!! photos of DH, it seams like its all coming on so fast!Avatar Imagefirekeeper says: Wow! Shell Cottage is really looking great.Avatar Imagefresh-pickled toad says: its all happening too fast lolAvatar Imageblackhair says: well its amazing sounds goodAvatar ImageWitByndMsr says: So excited but ahh these scenes are going to be so sad!!Avatar Imageiconshero says: Too cool!Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: Its not how I imagined it but it looks brilliant.Avatar ImageFereverto says: It's beautiful, but larger than I imagined. Three stories. Wow! I thought a cottage would be a more modest house. I really like it. Actually, I want to live there! lolAvatar Imageginnyrose says: WOW there built that quick think i may try and make it in to a sim house Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: It's just beautiful, exactly how I imagined. :-)Avatar Imagekalb says: Looks like a wizard's home to me. It's not what I pictured, but it is very cool. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: wow this is beautiful!!! i'm glad it's a real location and no computerized!Avatar ImageProfessorCharms says: The location looks perfect! The cottage is much bigger/taller than I imagined it. I pictured it as being two stories and more "cottage-like." :) Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: It looks so beautiful! They really did a fantastic job with it!Avatar Imagemoglet says: I think the design team on all the Harry Potter films have been amazing, and the people who build the sets and make the props to bring these designs to life are beyond awesome. Shell Cottage is breathtaking!Avatar ImageArthur22 says: I am just so glad this scene is in there, as well as dobbyAvatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: Looks great!Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: The richness of detail these set makers, prop makers and costume makers put in their work never ceases to amaze me.Avatar Imagejojojojo says: I went back today and took some detailed photos, I have emailed the guys here at the Leaky, but if you can't wait, they're on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jo_prout/sets/72157617697090442/ Enjoy!Avatar ImageTschudiff says: I think it looks just perfect, very cosy and it stands on a beautiful spot, I wish I could go there for holidays. =)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Cheers for the pic link, *jjpembs*! The closeups of the shells covering the roof and the details of the cottage are amazing.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Wow! That looks amazing!Avatar Imageascendancy33 says: Awesome newsAvatar Imagevivianlovegood123 says: YAY! I'm so excited for this movie!Avatar Imageweasleytwinsrule34 says: Yay! Progress! I can't wait til the park opens next year!!!!! :) :D :D :D Avatar Imagepotterkid says: Oh it looks beautiful!!! I can't wait to see it in the movieAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: lol, im lovin the shell roof. not quite as i imagined, but it looks really quaint and cozy, will look awesome in the movie =DAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: It looks great, but it's bigger than I imagined it would be.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: WOW! Ir's amazing!!Avatar ImageJennie Rae Urban says: Okay, so, I don't hate it as much as I did at first.Avatar ImageHBPIA says: OMG i cant waiiiit i realli want to see dh and HBP Avatar ImageJersey says: Very sweet. Looking greatAvatar Imagelau399 says: I think how they did it is great!!!!Avatar Imagetourdefrance says: It's looking fantastic!Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: They look so cool, this movie is going to rock!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: its sooooooo beautiful!!!! i wanna live there!!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: they are so lucky!Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: I would love the plans for Shell Cottage, because if I win the lottery, I will have it built to live in :-) With a grotto for Dobby too. Avatar Imageraven_sword says: It's so nice Dobby deserves to be buried there. :)

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