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

 

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:

  • vistablue
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit, particularly for those with an interest in Kippling.
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st May 2022
    Pleasant country house, the former home of Rudyard Kippling, set in the Sussex countryside. The grounds drop down to a small stream and a watermill at the bottom. Not particularly extensive but... Read full review
  • petesaund
    United Kingdom
    Intimate house and gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th May 2022
    This NT property was the home of Rudyard Kipling and it provides an authentic view of his life here and illustrations and explanations of his interesting life and contributions. The outstanding and... Read full review
  • teabus
    West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Enjoyable visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th May 2022
    We decided to visit Bateman’s with our adult son yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this lovely Jacobean house. The kind volunteers are excellent at explaining all manner of interesting... 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.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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.


Events

Tuesday, 24th May 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

pink blooms in foreground wiht old country house once belonging to Rudyard Kipling in backgroundThe Glory of the GardenRudyard Kipling's poem The Glory of the Garden inspires summer events at his beloved home of Bateman's.
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Saturday, 2nd July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

focus on backs of outdoor audience with performance blurred in the backgroundThe Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin BunnyJoin Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventure in Rudyard Kipling's beloved Bateman's gardens.
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Thursday, 7th July 2022 - Thursday, 7th July 2022

View of square pond and rural house a hedgerowsPoetry Writing Workshop at Bateman's with Helen StocktonJoin local writer Helen Stockton for a day of poetry writing at the home of Rudyard Kipling.
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Sunday, 10th July 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022

Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Watercolour workshop: Paint the GardenPaint the garden with watercolour artist John Wiltshire at Bateman's.
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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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