Cotchford Farm

A Gateway to the Magical World of Hundred Acre Wood

Just a stone’s throw from Cotchford Farm lies the vast expanse of Ashdown Forest, a tranquil and captivating landscape that served as the original Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne’s cherished Winnie-the-Pooh tales.

South of England, with its origins as a medieval hunting forest established soon after the Norman conquest of England. Its mosaic of heath and, woodland is a paradise for nature lovers, providing a habitat for a plethora of wildlife and plant species. From meandering deer to various species of birds, butterflies and rare orchids, the forest pulsates with life in every season.

Butterflies and rare orchids, the forest pulsates with life in every season.


Ashdown Forest’s undulating hills and verdant valleys are crisscrossed with a myriad of footpaths and trails, making it an ideal place for walks and hikes. Its highest point, Gills Lap, offers panoramic views of the stunning Sussex countryside, and is also home to a commemorative plaque dedicated to A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, the illustrator of the Pooh stories.

Please join us in supporting Ashdown Forest by supporting The Ashdown Forest Foundation and help preserving this cherished natural haven for generations to come.

A visit to Cotchford Farm is not just a stay; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Immerse yourself in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Ashdown Forest, a treasured part of England’s natural heritage and a vital piece of Winnie-the-Pooh’s legacy.

Come, explore the enchanting backdrop to Cotchford Farm and let the spirit of A.A. Milne’s stories permeate your adventure.

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