Winnie-the-Pooh ‘bearbnb’ comes to East Sussex to mark 95th anniversary

Airbnb allows Disney enthusiasts to stay in a bespoke Winnie the Pooh-inspired home for one weekend only.

The tree-built house sits in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex – the original inspiration for the hundred-acre timber in AA Milne’s tales.

The guesthouse was curated by Disney-appointed illustrator Kim Raymond, who used original artwork from EH Shepard’s book when designing the treehouse.

“I have illustrated Winnie the Pooh for 30 years and continue to be inspired by classic EH Shepard decorations and more recent Disney stories,” said Mr. Raymond.

“The ‘bearbnb’ is a unique experience that brings the charm of Pooh to life for fans while honoring the original adventures that have been so important to so many for 95 years.”

(Henri Woide)

Kitchen shelves filled with model honeypots await guests, allowing them to embrace their natural surroundings and “live more like Pooh,” who is famous for going at his own pace.

During the stay, guests will also enjoy a guided tour through a reinvented hundred-acre woodland and can enjoy meals inspired by locally sourced honey.

(Henri Woide)

The house will host two separate stays on September 24 and 25 for £ 95 per night and available booking dates will be posted from September 20.

Catherine Powell, Global Head of Accommodation at Airbnb, said: “Winnie-the-Pooh is a childhood gem loved by families around the world. This year, the original books celebrate their 95th anniversary.

“What better way to commemorate (Milne’s) classic work than with these two unique stays. A perfect place to do nothing. As Pooh said, “doing nothing often leads to the best thing. “

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