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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    • bestcornishcat
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      So good we went round twice!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th February 2024
      Absolutely outstanding! A really interesting property (one of the NT’s finest) enlivened by the friendly and informative welcome. From the rules surrounding the depiction of Buddha to the “moving... Read full review
    • 897rosiep
      Hailsham, United Kingdom
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      Family
      Fun children's trail
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 9th February 2024
      The children's trail was great fun, especially finding the footprints! Yummy food in the cafe, friendly staff, the mill was interesting, pretty gardens even in February, dog friendly. The house was... Read full review
    • Alexandra S
      Frauenfeld, Switzerland
      Abhorrent behaviour by café staff
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd February 2024
      Incredibly rude, unfriendly and unhelpful staff at the café who made me feel like a criminal after my credit card had been declined several times. Speaking at the top of their voices about me „not... 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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