Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Goldilocks House Looks Just Right

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Goldilocks House Looks Just Right

Article excerpt

Ever wondered what inspired the author of Goldilocks and The Three Bears to write his intriguing story of a hungry girl who steps into a mysterious house in the woods to try the beds, and porridge? One candidate is Burton Cottage, an idyllic rural thatched property. Author Robert Southey lived there between 1799 and 1805 and it is where he wrote the story, based on an earlier fairytale.

His version wasn't published until 1837, but it's easy to see why Southey's time at Burton Cottage was influential.

The pretty thatched property lies in a secluded, wooded garden in the village of Burton, two miles north of Christchurch in Dorset.

It's just the place where three bears eating their differently-sized bowls of steaming porridge would enjoy sitting down in the cottage's spacious interior, or tucking themselves into its comfy beds at night. …

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