The beautiful country house that inspired many of Winnie the Pooh's stories and poems is for sale. The renowned author A.A. Milne bought Cotchford's farm in 1924 as a refuge for him and his family: his wife Dorothy, and his young son, Christopher Robin Milne.
Located in the Ashdown Forest, the place is known as "The Country of Pooh". Also, the sites that appear in the books, such as Hundred Acre Wood, Galleon's Lap, Poohsticks Birdge Y Pooh Corner, They are based on locations in the area.
The house, located on Cotchford Lane in Hartfield, East Sussex, dates from century XVI. Distributed on three floors, the interiors contain exposed beams, windows with oak walls and polished brick floors. The two-level living room has a beautiful brick-clad fireplace and a wood-burning stove. The walls of the dining room are made of oak panels, and in the garden there is still a statue of Christopher Robin, and a sundial with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit and Owl carved in the stone.
The property, with 6 bedrooms and almost 4 hectares of land, was also the home of the founder of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones. In addition, the mansion includes a swimming pool, a summer house, forests and gardens, a fish pond, and a billiard room.
Within walking distance are a supermarket, a church, a gift shop, tea rooms and a medical center. And trains to London pass approximately every 45 minutes.
Robert Jacobs of Savills Tunbridge Wells comments: "Cotchford Farm allows you to buy not only a beautiful house, but part of British history. It is strange to find a property that has been home to two iconic Britons, but more than that, it is a Idyllic family home in a world-renowned setting. "
Price: € 2,100,000 (approx.) In Savills
Photos: Courtesy of Savills
Via: Country Living US