A 14th Century cottage used as Harry Potter's fictional birthplace is on the market for nearly £1million.

The Grade I listed six-bedroom home is the famous location where the young wizard got his famous lightning scar.

It formed part of Godric's Hollow and is the spot where Harry Potter's parents were slain by Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One.

It is the second time in five years it has been put up for sale by its current owners Jane and Tony Renzetta.

The property has an asking price of £995,000 and its magnificent front doorway is among the most photographed in the country.

Estate agents Carter Jonas said: "De Vere House proudly stands as one of Lavenham's most prized properties to this day.

"Residents can let their imagination run wild and relive their favourite Harry Potter scenes in real life Godric's Hollow."

The film showed the historic cottage opposite a fictional graveyard with a Christmas tree in the window, with lights on and music emanating from within.

The real-life building boasts many period features including a massive timber frame, fireplaces and a self-catering wing.

It is sited in what is thought to be the best preserved medieval village in the UK and is among some 340 listed buildings in Lavenham, Suffolk.

De Vere House was best known for its royal connections before featuring in the movie and historians believe it was visited by King Henry VII in 1498.

It also houses the remains of one of the last garde-robes - a rare and original medieval wall painting - to be installed in the UK and comes with a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attic room.

Its five star self-catering wing features a reading room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room and two double bedroom suites.

De Vere House takes it name from the powerful de Vere family which owned it from the 14th to 17th centuries.

They were known to be the second richest family in the county after the King in medieval times.