Cotchford Farm goes on the market for $3.2 million
Pooh Corner was the fictional home where Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too) had their adventures, but in real life, Pooh Corner was Cotchford Farm where A.A. Milne lived and spun his tales about a boy, his bear and a cast of other stuffed-with-fluff friends. Pooh Corner is also where Milne raised his son, Christopher Robin.
And then, Brian Jones moved in and made Pooh Corner a rock n’ roll historical landmark.
In 1969, Brian Jones, one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones, was kicked out of the band for being out of control—yes, you can be too out of control for the Stones. Less than a month later, in July, Jones was found floating dead in his pool at Cotchford Farm.
Today, Pooh Corner is up for sale. This piece of literary and rock n’ roll history can be yours for a mere $3.2 million. For the price, you become neighbors with Poohsticks Bridge (its actual name) and the Hundred Acre Wood (real name Ashdown Forest, and measuring 500 acres). You also become the owner of Brian Jones’ pool.
This is the first time in more than 40 years that the house at Pooh Corner has been for sale.
Pooh Corner (okay, it’s called Cotchford Farm, but come on. It will always be Pooh Corner) boasts six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, oak-paneled dining room, split-level drawing room, and of course, the heated pool.
The grounds and gardens that became a story book setting are set on 9.5 acres.
Pooh Corner is located in East Sussex, England and dates back to the 16th century.
A sundial on the property, which was commissioned by A.A. Milne’s wife Daphne as a gift to her husband, features the characters carved into the base, seemingly dancing around. Owl, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, the entire band of friends are all on the dial. The sundial reads, “This warm and sunny spot belongs to Pooh / And here he wonders what it’s time to do.”
A couple of things to keep in mind when wandering on the grounds at Pooh Corner: If someone shouts “Hallooo” don’t look up. It’s probably a “jagular” waiting to drop on you. Second, walk, don’t run, by the pool.