Many of us have grown up in the A.A. Milne’s stories of Winnie the Pooh. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. If your life is boring and you want to live Christopher Robin’s life, it is now possible literally. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne has decided to sell his childhood home, English countryside Cotchford Farm, the same house which served as the backdrop for iconic children’s stories for £2 million (around $3.22 million).
Located on the edge of Hartfield, East Sussex, the magical Garden II country estate is amidst beautiful gardens forestry. Wooded area hides the home from the B-road on the other side of it. The area is known by the locals as “Pooh Country” because many of the locations in the stories can be found nearby, such as the Hundred Acre Wood, Poohsticks Bridge, Pooh Corner, and Galleons Lap. The country home from the mid 16th Century could be great as a vacation destination featuring “exposed timbres and beams, some oak frame mullioned windows, painted wooden drop latch doors, flagstone and polished brick flooring.” The drawing room has an inglenook fireplace and a wood burning stove. The south elevation overlooks the lovely gardens outside, which include many stone statues of Christopher Robin, Owl, and a sun dial “where Pooh and all his friends are incorporated beneath.”
The home features a total of six bedrooms and three shower/bathrooms, but the real appeal is the 9.5 acres of land. At the north-west end of the house, there’s a kitchen garden full of seasonal vegetables, fruit bushes, and an apple orchard. There’s a heated swimming pool, as well as an ornamental fish pond beside the home. About half a mile from the estate, you’ ll find the Poohsticks bridge
Above all, country house also has musical ties as the talented founder of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, lived here right up until his death in 1969. [Savills]