Love Winnie the Pooh and the world in which he and his friends live? Then why not spend a night in this spectacular hideout in Ashdown Forest, inspired by A.A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Woods tale. This stay is available to book for Disney’s 95th-anniversary celebrations of the Winnie the Pooh character. Ashdown Forest is also the original forest that inspired the author for the 100 Acre Woods.
Also known as the “Bearbnb” it was designed by the Disney illustrator Kim Raymond who has been drawing the loveable character for more than 30 years now.
“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. 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.”
Inside the cozy home are a few surprises and Easter eggs waiting for guests. Opening up the kitchen cupboards you’ll find shelves full of ‘honey’ pots.
Amongst stuffed animals of the characters from Pooh’s world, the space is also fully decked out for a comfortable stay. There’s a double bed on the first floor and also a mezzanine area with two more single beds. There’s also a small kitchen and living space.
During the stay guests are entitled to a guided walking tour around the ‘100 Acre Woods’ to explore magical locations and stories from the tales of Winnie the Pooh.
“Winnie the Pooh is a childhood jewel beloved by families the world over. 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. As Pooh said, “doing ‘Nothing’ often leads to the very best Something.”Catherine Powell, Airbnb Global Head of Hosting