Christopher Robin Milne, the son of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne,
grew up in this quaint brick mansion in the English countryside.
Christopher Robin inspired the young boy of the same name in Milne's
iconic children's stories and, so too did the bucolic setting of the
family home serve as the backdrop.
Known as Cotchford Farm, and on the
market for the first time in more than 40 years, the Grade II listed
estate spans 9.5 acres of lawns, forest, and streams. The six-bedroom
main house, the quintessential English country house if there ever was
one, is listed for $3.22M.
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
A.A. Milne also wrote The Red House Mystery.
There's more to the Milne house than just Pooh, as it was also later
owned by Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, who reportedly died on the