"Pooh house" for sale

May 17, 2012|By Dave Rosenthal

If you're in the market for a home with a literary heritage -- and have a few million dollars to spend -- check out this English estate that once was the home of Christopher Milne (1920-96), who was immortalized in the Winnie the Pooh books.

The listing for 9.5-acre Cotchford Farm notes that the house was bought by A.A Milne in 1925 as a country retreat for himself, his wife and son, Christopher Robin. "It was here, amidst the beautiful Sussex countryside and surrounding woodland where the wonderful stories of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh came to life, now world famous childhood classics. The local area is now commonly referred to as 'Pooh Country' and places in the books such as the 500 acre wood, Galleons Lap, Poohsticks bridge and Pooh Corner are all based on nearby locations, where Christopher Robin used to visit with his bear 'Winnie The Pooh'."

The property features a six-bedroom house and a garden with "a number of stone statues of Christopher Robin, Owl and an lovely sun dial where Pooh and all his friends are incorporated beneath. ... The remainder of land comprises a partially fenced field with a stream running along the southern wooded boundary. 'Pooh Sticks Bridge' is half a mile up stream."

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