The project will see the hillside of the current Bagshot Row, shared by three existing Hobbit Hole facades, excavated and transformed into a series of themed rooms.
The concept features two almost identical hobbit hole interior experiences built side by side so visitors will be led through one of two entry and exit doors to allow for a more intimate experience inside the Hobbit Hole. Each interior will feature an entry hall, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and dining area, an equipped pantry and a parlour complete with a crackling fireplace to provide guests with a fully immersive experience.
Construction is set to begin in April 2023, with development expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Tours will continue as normal throughout this period.
To date, the primary tour experience at Hobbiton Movie Set has been a two hour fully guided tour where visitors explore the meandering pathways and see the 41 Hobbit Hole exteriors, followed by a visit to The Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude the experience.
The completion of the Bagshot Row project will see the experience increase to two and a half hours.