Fans of Winnie The Pooh will be familiar with the character’s creator AA Milne, and could be interested in purchasing the home near where he wrote the legendary books based on the honey-loving bear.
However, they would need a cool £2.85 million to buy Hartfield Hall, located by the stream the Cambridge graduate frequently wrote about during the 1920s, the Daily Mail reported.
The five-bedroom country residence is situated in Sussex’s Ashdown Forest, a beautiful woodland area the author called Five Hundred Acre Wood in his books.
This is where Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Piglet, Eyeore and Christopher Robin, enjoyed many of their escapades, which included inventing the much-loved game Pooh Sticks. This is thought to have taken place at a bridge close to the impressive mock-Tudor mansion.
Andrew Harwood, of estate agents Strutt and Parker, was reported as saying: “The house itself is very close to Pooh Bridge, almost a stone’s throw from it.”
He confirmed the area is popular with tourists who want to enjoy a real-life experience of Pooh’s famous adventures, but reassured potential buyers fewer visitors head here compared to better-known attractions, such as the New Forest.
The home is not just appealing for its literary credentials, however, and buyers will be vying to purchase the property thanks to its flawless interior.
Boasting five bedrooms, the same number of bathrooms, a dining hall, study, large kitchen, and drawing room, this 1980s detached house is expected to receive an offer quickly.
It also has a spectacular conservatory, with windows all around, including in the ceiling. Bi-fold doors enable owners to extend their indoor living space to their sizeable garden, while conveniently placed drapes provide shade on those sunny days.
Not many of us have a budget that stretches to £2.85 million, but this does not mean we can’t recreate our ideal home in our current residence. If you have always dreamed of a conservatory in Liverpool, get in touch with us today to see if we can build a similar one to Hartfield Hall’s for you.
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