Sweet shop that inspired Roald Dahl’s books including Matilda and The Twits is now an Airbnb

Holidaymakers can now stay in the sweet shop that inspired some of Roald Dahl’s classic books, including The Twits and Matilda, as it’s now listed on Airbnb

  • Mrs Pratchett’s sweet shop in Llandaff, Cardiff, sleeps up to 21 people and can be rented for £450 per night  
  • It has recently undergone a renovation by owners the Lau family after previously being a Chinese takeaway
  • It is thought to be where Dahl put a dead mouse in a gobstopper, a scene described in his autobiography

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Holidaymakers are in for a scrumdiddlyumptious treat as children’s author Roald Dahl’s boyhood sweet shop is now an Airbnb.

Mrs Pratchett’s sweet shop was the inspiration behind his much-loved books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits and Matilda.

It is also thought to be the location where Dahl put a dead mouse in a gobstopper – a scene described in his autobiography, Boy.

The living room inside the sweet shop that author Roald Dahl used to visit as a boy, which has now been transformed into an Airbnb 

The shop was the inspiration behind Dahl's much-loved books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits and Matilda. The Airbnb sleeps up to 21 people

The shop was the inspiration behind Dahl’s much-loved books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits and Matilda. The Airbnb sleeps up to 21 people 

The shop, in Llandaff, Cardiff, has undergone a makeover to open its doors to families on holiday for £450 per night

The shop, in Llandaff, Cardiff, has undergone a makeover to open its doors to families on holiday for £450 per night

The newly renovated Airbnb, which was previously a Chinese takeaway, is described as a 'home away from home' in its listing

The newly renovated Airbnb, which was previously a Chinese takeaway, is described as a ‘home away from home’ in its listing

The front of the former sweet shop in Llandaff. It is thought to be the location where Dahl put a dead mouse in a gobstopper - a scene described in his autobiography, Boy

The front of the former sweet shop in Llandaff. It is thought to be the location where Dahl put a dead mouse in a gobstopper – a scene described in his autobiography, Boy

The shop, in Llandaff, Cardiff, has now undergone a makeover to open its doors to families on holiday for £450 per night.

And the owners, the Lau family, even leave little sweet treats around the property for children staying there.

It sleeps 21 people, has four bathrooms and a ground floor that boasts an open plan kitchen diner area.

The newly renovated Airbnb, which was previously a Chinese takeaway, is described as a ‘home away from home’ in its listing.

One satisfied guest who stayed at the property said: 'The house is very lovely. The kids loved the sleeping area and especially the chocolate Easter bunnies they found'

One satisfied guest who stayed at the property said: ‘The house is very lovely. The kids loved the sleeping area and especially the chocolate Easter bunnies they found’ 

Famed children's author Dahl was a student at the Cathedral School near to the Airbnb and lived in Llandaff until the age of nine

Famed children’s author Dahl was a student at the Cathedral School near to the Airbnb and lived in Llandaff until the age of nine

The owners, the Lau family, leave little sweet treats around the property for children staying there

The owners, the Lau family, leave little sweet treats around the property for children staying there

The description says: ‘[The house is] situated in a quaint village, which is home to Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff Meadow and the river Taff, as well as a number of family run pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and shops.’

One satisfied guest who stayed at the property said: ‘The house is very lovely. We were three adults and four children between the ages of 18 months and seven years.

‘They loved the kids sleeping area and especially the chocolate Easter bunnies they found.

A blue plaque is proudly fixed to the shop wall and was unveiled during a ceremony in 2009 attended by the author's widow Liccy and son Theo

A blue plaque is proudly fixed to the shop wall and was unveiled during a ceremony in 2009 attended by the author’s widow Liccy and son Theo

‘I highly recommend for a family who love Roald Dahl or who want to experience Cardiff and the surrounding area.’

Famed children’s author Dahl was a student at the nearby Cathedral School and lived in Llandaff until the age of nine.

A blue plaque is proudly fixed to the shop wall and was unveiled during a ceremony in 2009 attended by the author’s widow Liccy and son Theo.

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