For Sale: "The House at Pooh Corner"

17 May 2012

The house where Christopher Robin lived and Brian Jones died is on the market for the first time in 40 years.

Cotchford Farm, the childhood home of Christopher Robin Milne and setting for the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ stories is for sale for the first time in 40 years through Savills.

The house in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex, was the Milne family home for over three decades and the inspiration for many of the poems and stories written by AA Milne featuring his young son and what was to become, the most famous teddy bear in the world.  A  statue of Christopher Robin as a child  and a sundial carved with  Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit and Owl - both commissioned by Dorothy Milne for her husband - still stand in the garden she created .

Dating from the 16th century, the six-bedroom house in over nine acres was home to more than one celebrated owner. In 1968 Brian Jones, the founding member of The Rolling Stones bought Cotchford Farm, dying tragically a year later at the age of 27.

Robert Jacobs of Savills Tunbridge Wells office which is handling the sale says: “This is the most idyllic house in an exquisite setting and captivates everyone who sees it”. It is easy to understand why Christopher Robin Milne says in his autobiography ‘The Enchanted Places’: ‘Cotchford was different..Cotchford was ours and on an autumn morning in 1925 we...drove down to take possession. No, I have got it wrong. It was Cotchford that took possession of us’.

Savills is stating a guide price of £2 million for the freehold. 


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