Hidden deep within the Old Forest, Tom Bombadil’s home is a sanctuary for weary travellers and lost hobbits of all kind. The peculiar man opens the doors of his modest abode to everyone willing to sit down for a while, and listen to his stories. Decoration wise, Bombadil’s house is also one of my favourite place in Middle-Earth. Modest and enchanting, the ambiance is absolutely spot on. So even if you’re level 75, next time you’re waiting for your group to get ready, take a stroll down the forest and pay the old man a visit. It’s a place worth going back to!
Tom’s house appears to be out of fully grown trees and mossy stone.
On the ground, you’ll find Tom has a pretty elaborate herb garden, with a large variety of flowers, plants and ivy. Most of them are carefully planted in stone basins, like the ones on the right side of the picture.
The house also comes with a garden shed on the side. Pretty enough that I really would like to make it my own!
Final feature of the exterior design: the absolutely amazing door. I don’t know how they call a door with 4 folding sections but the light and the carving of the window is gorgeous!
The interior decoration is pretty humble, but some unique (i.e. totally weird) pieces can be found (i.e. a kissing face on the chimney?!)
Tom’s fascination with plants continues inside with numerous planters on the floor. There are also a couple of uncommon chairs in the main room that really complete the comfy look of the house.
Looking closer, you can see all the planters are from a collection of blue china! Oh that would look great in some houses I know…
I can also imagine the house smells great with the many hanging herbs on the ceiling.
In the back room, a well furnished kitchen awaits for dinner.
Finally, a wooden green door and stairs leads up to what I can image is the guest room and an upstairs master bedroom. What a truly beautiful and simple house. A must-see!