Friday, May 18, 2012

The Pooh House is For Sale

If you have a spare £2 million and a hankering to live south of London, then Crotchford Farm might be for you!

This is the house where Christopher Robin Milne grew up.  His father, Pooh author A.A. Milne owned this English estate for about 30 years.


One subsequent owner of the 16th century, six bedroom home was Brian Jones, founding member of the Rolling Stones, who died here in 1968 at the age of 27.  ("Death by misadventure," according to the coroner's report.)


Jones, who had recently been exiled from the Stones, was found floating in the still existing swimming pool.

Alastair and Harriet Johns are the current owners.  According to Alastair, they get their share of curious Milne and Jones fans.  “By and large, the Jones fans are rather nice. They almost always contact us first, to make an appointment, and unlike the Winnie-the-Pooh crowd, they don’t think they can just walk in here, as of right.”

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