British Columbia’s “Hobbit” house was renamed after Warner Bros. threat of lawsuits.

The house is built into the dirt, much like the famous Bag End house in the movie and movie series, and features furniture and decorations inspired by the fantasy series.

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BRIDESVILLE – The owner of a BC Airbnb property paying homage to the fantastic Lord of the Rings hobbit race has been forced to change the name of her property after being threatened with legal action.

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Christina Le Comte purchased the Hobbit Mountain Hole in 2020 as part of a larger ranch purchase in the Thompson Okanagan area of ​​British Columbia.

She alleges that Warner Bros., the entertainment company that distributed the Hobbit film series, reached out last week by threatening to take legal action if it didn’t change the name.

Warner Bros. did not immediately return a request for comment.

The property has now been renamed Second Breakfast Hideaway, a nod to the Hobbits’ love of dining, and Le Comte hopes that will be enough to deter the entertainment giant from taking legal action.

She says people are renting the property to escape the stresses of everyday life.

“It really gives people a place to switch off,” she said in an interview on Sunday. “It’s not just the people who come here who are huge Lord of the Rings fans, it’s people who want to come and get away from it all.”

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The house is built into the dirt, much like the famous Bag End house in the movie and movie series, and features furniture and decorations inspired by the fantasy series.

The property sits on a ranch owned by Le Comte and her husband, without anyone else for several miles, which Le Comte says adds to the feeling of escape.

But she said once the threat of a lawsuit turned out to be real, she knew she had to change the name of her rental property.

“There’s no way in the world that I can go up against these guys,” she said.

The Earl said she will contact to let Warner Bros. of the name change in the coming days.

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