Are you a lifelong fan of Winnie the Pooh?
Well, now you can stay in a Winnie the Pooh inspired house in the Hundred Acre Wood thanks to Airbnb.
As part of Disney’s 95th Anniversary celebrations of the loveable children’s character, guests can now live in Pooh’s world.
The Bearbnb is situated in Ashdown Forest and is inspired by A.A. Milne’s original tales.
There are two separate stays available on September 24 and 25, and the house sleeps up to four guests at a time.
Hosting the Airbnb stay is Disney-appointed Winnie the Pooh illustrator, Kim Raymond, who curated the Bearbnb and has been drawing the iconic bear for over 30 years.
Kim brought Pooh’s house to life taking inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard.
‘I have been illustrating Winnie the Pooh for 30 years and I continue to be inspired by the classic decorations of E.H. Shepard and the more recent Disney stories,’ he said.
‘The ‘Bearbnb’ is a unique experience that brings the charm of Pooh to life for fans, whilst honouring the original adventures that have been so important to many people for 95 years.’
Winnie the Pooh inspiration can be found in every corner of the special Airbnb.
If guests peek inside the kitchen cupboard, they are sure to find shelves stocked with honey pots. While the house is built with exposed tree branches wrapped around the doorway with ‘Mr. Sanders’ inscribed above.
The house is also fully equipped for a relaxing stay. There is a double bed on the ground floor, and a mezzanine area with two comfortable single beds.
The lounge space is finished with cozy seating and a dining area for guests to appreciate a ‘smackerel’ or two.
During each stay, guests will be taken on a guided tour through the original Hundred Acre Wood, play Poohsticks on the iconic Poohsticks Bridge and enjoy locally sourced honey-inspired meals.
The ‘Bearbnb’ will also be filled with wellness products to help guests embrace the natural surroundings and live more like Pooh. Yoga mats, journals and throws are all on hand to help you enjoy a slower pace of life.
‘Winnie the Pooh is a childhood jewel beloved by families the world over,’ said Catherine Powell, Airbnb Global Head of Hosting.
‘This year, the original books celebrate their 95th anniversary. What better way to commemorate A.A. Milne’s classic work than with these two once-in-a-lifetime stays in the original Hundred Acre Wood.
‘A perfect place to do nothing.’
For those hoping to stay in the woodland retreat, booking opens on September 20th. Places are very limited so get there quick.
And always remember the number one rule: no heffalumps allowed!
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