The House Where Pooh Was Born

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The house of A.A. Milne, the author of everyone’s favorite Pooh Bear, is now for sale  in East Sussex, England for the first time in 40 years.

The 3,779-square-foot home where Winnie the Pooh was born, known as “Cotchford Farm,” sits on 9.5 acres and borders Ashdown Forest… or maybe we should call it the “100 Acre Wood”. Purchased by Milne in 1925, this home has a very rustic, country feel. However, though it is old in age, dating back to the mid-16th century, it still has modern amenities. It boasts 6 bedrooms, a large, modern kitchen, a heated in-ground swimming pool, as well as walking or horseback riding through Ashdown Forest (horses not included).

 

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Listed at £2 million, or about $3.15 million, this home was owned not just by A.A. Milne. It was also owned by famed British rocker, Brian Jones, founder and musician of the Rolling Stones, until his death in 1969.

 

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Travel to “Pooh Country”, as the local area is called, and see the real “Poohsticks Bridge”, “Pooh Corner”, and other locations that inspired Milne’s tales of the 100 Acre Wood. Have your own Winnie the Pooh adventure!

 

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Above: notable residents of Cotchford Farm, A.A. Milne (left) and Brian Jones with the statue of Christopher Robin on the property (right). Below: Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.

 

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