Cotchford Farm, in East Sussex, is known for two things… it was the home of Winnie The Pooh author, AA Milne, and his son, Christopher Robin. It was also the home of The Rolling Stone’s Brian Jones who drown in the backyard pool in the summer of ’69.
Now the property is listed for sale for £2 million.
The Telegraph reports the pool where Jones drowned is still there, as are the panes of colored glass Jones installed inside the house. Also, a pink fluorescent light tube that he put in one of the bathrooms is still working. A statue of Christopher Robin remains in the garden along with a Winnie The Pooh sundial commissioned by Christopher’s mother, Daphne.
Alastair Johns purchased the property in 1970 and is now selling. He said “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.”
“The numbers of callers increases every time there’s a new Winnie-the-Pooh film, or someone is looking to reopen the investigation into Jones’s death,” says Alastair. “For the most part, though, it’s quite manageable, about a dozen people per year.”
– Carrie Ann 104.3 WOMC