We probably don't need to tell you much about the Hundred Acre Wood, the House at Pooh Corner and all their inhabitants -- but we would like to share with you the real-life inspiration for all of it.
Click here to go to a slideshow of the real-life House on Pooh Corner, including a photo of the real-life stuffed animals that Milne's son (named Christopher Robin) played with as a child.
Milne's Cotchford Farm in England's East Sussex has been on the market for some time now, asking 2 million pounds (about $3.2 million at today's exchange rates). The real Christopher Robin grew up on its 9.5 country acres. The Ashdown Forest, less than a mile away, contained the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood (where the real Christopher Robin used to take his stuffed bear), and many specific spots mentioned in Milne's stories can be found there.
The house is thought to date back to the mid-16th century and has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and four "reception rooms" in its 3,800 square feet. Stone statues throughout the garden depict Christopher Robin, Owl and other characters.
You can see the full listing on the Savills real estate website.
Here's a recording of Milne reading a Winnie-the-Pooh story (he speaks starting not quite a minute in):
And here's the classic song "House at Pooh Corner" performed by Loggins and Messina way back when:
On This Day, previously:
• Oct. 4: Debut of suburban icon 'Leave It to Beaver' and its opposite, '90210'
• Oct. 1: Revisiting Walt Disney's futuristic suburban dream on EPCOT anniversary
• Sept. 30: 'Flintstones' architectural drawings on TV show's anniversary
• Sept. 26: On 'Brady Bunch' anniversary, we tour every room of its house
- Christopher Robin
- House at Pooh Corner