Bateman's

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

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The old mill, Bateman's, East Sussex. ©National Trust Images Andrew Butler

About

This 17th century Sussex Ironmaster's house, built in a Wealden valley, was the home of writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936. Rooms used by Kipling can be seen, including his study which is exactly as it was when he wrote Puck of Pook's Hill and other books and poems here. Kipling's Rolls Royce car is also on display. Events take place throughout the year.

Three waymarked walks of various lengths are available on the estate and families can discover a natural play area in a secluded glen by the car park. Visit the watermill at the bottom of the wild garden. It is believed that there has been a mill on the site since the late 1200s.

The Mulberry Tea-room serves delicious lunches and a tempting selection of home-made cakes and treats. Wherever possible we use estate grown fruit and vegetables. End your visit with a browse around the Oast House gift shop and second-hand bookshop. 

For a full event listing or for more information, please visit nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Dogs are welcome in most outdoor areas of Bateman's. Find out more here.

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Please visit the website for tickets and booking information. National Trust members enter free with a membership card.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Joyce C
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th November 2022
      Well worth a visit, A very interesting house, well set out for visitors, with helpful & informative guides in the rooms and the mill. Lots of information about Kipling on display. The weather meant a... Read full review
    • annabI981MC
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Better education on VI needed
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th November 2022
      Went there with my parents and Nan for a birthday treat and was pleasantly surprised. The gardens were beautiful and the inside was lovely and well decorated in authentic looking furniture and... Read full review
    • Lorraine H
      Telford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Batemans
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th January 2023
      What a beautiful house this is! for me The house itself was just as interesting on its own. The house is full of Rudyard Kipling's original belongings, all set set out as if he still lived... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A265. Follow the A265 to Burwash. Located 0.5 miles south of Burwash.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Etchingham. Bus to Burwash village then 0.75 mile walk. Signposted.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop at ticket office, tearoom and shop.
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide and touch list. Large print 'welcome' guide.
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
    • Wheelchair user accessible - property partially accessible, wheelchairs available to hire.

    Catering

    • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Tearoom for coffees, light lunches and teas.
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Event Venue
    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking - On site pay and display parking. NT members free.

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - When booked in advance.

    Opening Times

    * Please refer to the National Trust website for opening times.


    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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