Cotchford Farm, setting of 'Winnie the Pooh,' for sale

The House at Pooh Corner: Cotchford Farm, previously owned by both author A.A. Milne and musician Brian Jones, is up for sale with Savills.
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The House at Pooh Corner: Cotchford Farm, previously owned by both author A.A. Milne and musician Brian Jones, is up for sale with Savills.

Not many houses would satisfy admirers of British literature and of rock and roll history, but Cotchford Farm should probably do it.

The six-bedroom, East Sussex house, which dates from the 16th century, was the home of both "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A. Milne and Brian Jones, the founder of the Rolling Stones.

It's now up for sale through Savills Tunbridge Wells with a guide price of 1.89 million pounds ($2.74 million).

Milne bought the property in 1924 as a country retreat and used nearby locations that his son Christopher Robin visited with his teddy bear Pooh as the basis for many famous spots in his "Winnie the Pooh" stories and poems, including the 500 Acre Wood, Poohsticks Bridge and Pooh Corner.

According to Savills, the Milnes owned Cotchford Farm for more than 30 years and left their mark in the shape of a statue of Christopher Robin in the garden and a sundial with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit and Owl carved into the surround.

But the property's history is not entirely cutesy.

Musician Brian Jones bought Cotchford Farm in November 1968 and died in its pool in July 1969, having been ousted from the Rolling Stones the previous month after his drug addiction caused him to fall out with bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.

Jones was 27. The coroner ruled it was "death by misadventure.

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