The adventures of beloved children’s character Winnie the Pooh were imagined in a lush estate in the English countryside—a fitting locale for a character who resides in the forest. And now a part of the popular story's history is for sale. Author and creator, A.A. Milne’s Cotchford Farm is on the market for £1.895 million (approximately $2.378 million).
The 16th-century farmhouse, located in Hartfield, East Sussex (about one and a half hours from London), was the country home of Milne, his wife, and their son Christopher Robin (who was the basis for the eponymous character in the books). According to Stuff New Zealand, the author purchased the property in 1925 and gained inspiration for the books through his walks in nearby Ashdown Forest. The Hundred Acre Wood in the books and Disney series is based on the real-life Five Hundred Acre Wood in the forest. The property has many details from when Milne lived in the home: a stone statue of Christopher Robin, a sundial with his initials, and etchings of Pooh Bear and friends.
On 9.5 acres, the large 3,779-square-foot, three-story house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and four reception rooms. Inside there’s definitely an English countryside feel to it—with exposed wooden beams, an oak paneled dining room, and a brick fireplace. Outside, there are many lush gardens, terraces, a pergola, and a heated swimming pool. In addition to the main house, a pool room and summer house are also located on the vast property.
Take a look at images from the property below, courtesy of Savills, which is representing the property.