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Friday, May 18, 2012

Winnie the Pooh's home for sale


Cotchford Farm

Winnie the Pooh's 16th century home is on the market. Cotchford Farm, the childhood home of Christopher Robin Milne that inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories, is for sale for the first time in 40 years.

Inside Cotchford Cottage

The house in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, in England's south-east, was owned by the Milne family for more than three decades and was the setting for A. A. Milne's poems and stories.

Ashdown Forest - part of the estate.

The online advertisement for the property says that the "local area is now commonly referred to as Pooh Country".

10 comments:

Maria said...

I swear to GOD...if I had the dough, I would be buying this place. I always wanted to go out walking with Christopher Robin and Pooh.

JohnD said...

Yep! But they don't put a 'price tag' on the on-line advert lol!

Susan Heather said...

Not that far from our home village on the Surrey,Sussex,Kent border. Very nice it looks too.

JohnD said...

I have been informed that this house was also the former home of Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones. He drowned in the swimming pool there.

The Elephant's Child said...

What a place. I was never a fan of Pooh - preferred Eeyore and Tigger. I would love to walk in those woods though.

Sue said...

Looks like an episode of Escape to the Country. Don't think I can quite afford it, John. I still have my original book Winnie the Pooh given to me as a child. I treasure it.
Sue

LindaG said...

Would definitely buy it if I had the money, too. Pretty sure since they don't list a price, it must be astronomical, haha.

Share my Garden said...

It will be an eye-watering amount of money I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

It's only going for a couple of million ($2.3, I think). I expected a higher price for a place of childhood sentimentality for those who loved AA Milne's stories.

Annmarie Pipa said...

looks so much like my house.