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So cute

 

(CNN) — If your childhood dream was to live like Winnie the Pooh, this is your chance to make it come true by staying at a replica of the storied bear's tree house.
 
Pooh illustrator Kim Raymond is hosting two one-night stays at the "Bearbnb," custom-built at the real site that inspired the fictional Hundred Acre Wood in England to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Pooh's creation by writer A. A. Milne.
 
"The 'Bearbnb' is a unique experience that brings the charm of Pooh to life for fans, whilst honoring the original adventures that have been so important to many people for 95 years," Raymond said.
 
The house is one room that looks like it is built into a tree, complete with the Mr. Sanders sign above the door on the outside and "hunny pots" in the cupboard inside.
 
Guests will be taken on a tour of the area in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex that was the inspiration for the books' wood setting, and the stay includes playing "poohsticks" on Poohsticks Bridge and "hunny-inspired meals," according to the Airbnb listing.
 
 
Raymond, who illustrated Winnie the Pooh for 30 years, said he was inspired by the original depictions in the books by E. H. Shepard in designing the house and its interior.
 
The house sleeps four people, with a double bed and two smaller loft beds above it, according to the listing.
 
House rules permit "multiple naps" and encourage snacks of "a little something" at 11 a.m., the time Pooh famously took his refreshment. "Poohsticks" are mandatory and "strictly no heffalumps" are allowed in the house.
 
 
The house will be for rent for September 24 and 25 for about $130 per night. Airbnb reviews will be used in considering the renters for each night, according to the release.
 
 
Sadly enough for those outside the United Kingdom, only UK residents will be eligible to book, starting September 20, the release said.
 
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It sounds like a fun two night getaway!  The place is adorable with the exception of the two loft beds, they do not look safe to me!  I also like the idea of the tour and activities, sounds like a carefree time and celebrating Winnie the Pooh's anniversary, lots of smiles!  It is something different too.

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Adorable!

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So cute and perfect for the very young Winnie the Pooh lover. 

It would make a great Birthday gift for the child.

Down side..it doesn't look like it has running water, electric, or most important.. a bathroom.

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Aww, how fun would that be?

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OH!! How cute!!

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Its cute.....I can hear that song now---"Winnie The Pooh, Winnie The Pooh...Winnie the Winnie the Winnie The Pooh......Winnie the Pooh and the Hunny Tree - Winnie the Pooh Image (2042932) -  Fanpop

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@DREAMON wrote:

So cute and perfect for the very young Winnie the Pooh lover. 

It would make a great Birthday gift for the child.

Down side..it doesn't look like it has running water, electric, or most important.. a bathroom.


This is what it says in the listing. It does have heat and hot water and electric. No wifi lol

 

Guest access

A temporary bathroom will be located a few steps from the house for your private use. In the temporary bathroom, there will be a toilet, shower, sink and bathroom, as well as toiletries and towels.

Note, there are no bathroom facilities in the house itself. There is step-free access to the house and the bathroom is fully accessible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

@DREAMON wrote:

So cute and perfect for the very young Winnie the Pooh lover. 

It would make a great Birthday gift for the child.

Down side..it doesn't look like it has running water, electric, or most important.. a bathroom.


This is what it says in the listing. It does have heat and hot water and electric. No wifi lol

 

Guest access

A temporary bathroom will be located a few steps from the house for your private use. In the temporary bathroom, there will be a toilet, shower, sink and bathroom, as well as toiletries and towels.

Note, there are no bathroom facilities in the house itself. There is step-free access to the house and the bathroom is fully accessible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Which may answer the question...

 

Does a bear ____ in the woods?

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@Greeneyedlady21   Sounds perfect to me, but alas I am not in the UK.  

 

What a great way to spend a weekend.  Thanks for sharing.   

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