Fairy-tale cottage which inspired Goldilocks and the Three Bears goes up for sale for £1m 

The home that isn’t too big, or too small – but just right… Who wants to sleep in the Fairytale cottage which inspired Goldilocks and the Three Bears as it goes up for sale for £1million?

Grade II listed property in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset, once belonged to author Robert SoutheyThe four-bedroom cottage offers a thatched roof, an under-the-eaves bedroom and a secluded gardenDespite being built more than three centuries ago it has recently undergone a 21st-century revamp

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A fairy-tale cottage which was the inspiration behind the children’s classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears has gone up for sale with a price tag of just under £1million. 

The stunning Grade II listed property in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset, once belonged to the author poet laureate Robert Southey who wrote the popular novel while living there.

The four-bedroom home known as Burton Cottage offers a thatched roof, under-the-eaves bedroom and secluded garden.

It has recently been put on the market for £995,000 with Fine & Country New Forest.

The stunning Grade II listed property in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset, once belonged to the author poet laureate Robert Southey who wrote the novel while living there

The ground floor boasts a spacious kitchen (pictured) which comes fitted with Bosch integrated appliances, granite worktops and a Belfast style sink

The ground floor boasts a spacious kitchen (pictured) which comes fitted with Bosch integrated appliances, granite worktops and a Belfast style sink

There is also a dining area (pictured) which can comfortably seat ten people as well as a reception room, utility room and a snug

There is also a dining area (pictured) which can comfortably seat ten people as well as a reception room, utility room and a snug

The cottage was built more than three centuries ago but has recently undergone a 21st-century revamp.

It now retains many of its character features but is fully capable of keeping up with the demands of a modern lifestyle.

The ground floor boasts a spacious kitchen which comes fitted with Bosch integrated appliances, granite worktops and a Belfast style sink.

One of the current owner's favourite spots is the large triple-aspect living room (pictured) which features a log burner and statement mantelpiece

One of the current owner’s favourite spots is the large triple-aspect living room (pictured) which features a log burner and statement mantelpiece

The four-bedroom house was built more than three centuries ago but has recently undergone a 21st-century revamp. Pictured: The snug

The four-bedroom house was built more than three centuries ago but has recently undergone a 21st-century revamp. Pictured: The snug



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