Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

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


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. 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Bettyboo2345
      Trip Type:
      A English treasure
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      Beautiful gardens, beautiful place, lots of history to Kipling here. The wobbly floors and short door frames really are what this place is all about. Plenty of long and short walks if you take the... Read full review
    • swift-simba
      Camberley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Rudyard Kipling's House and Garden
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th September 2022
      This is an amazing house to visit. It is a National Trust hose where Rudyard Kipling lived. It has beautiful flowers growing in the gardens. some very unusual ones as well as fruit trees too and some... Read full review
    • Helen T
      Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A stunningly curated and fascinating house
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 27th September 2022
      A delightful NT property, beautifully curated and with beautiful grounds which are so thoughtfully laid out. A marvellous experiemce. 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 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.


    • 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.


    Friday, 14th October 2022 - Friday, 14th October 2022

    trees in fieldAutumn walk with a rangerEnjoy beautiful views across the Dudwell valley on a guided walk around the Bateman's estate.
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    Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Monday, 2nd January 2023

    traditional christmas tree aglow with warm lights and brown parcels beneath.Bateman's at ChristmasVisit Rudyard Kipling's home at Christmas.
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    Saturday, 3rd December 2022 - Saturday, 3rd December 2022

    Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Saturday, 10th December 2022

    Saturday, 17th December 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022

    Man with long white hair, long beard and leaf headpiece giving a gift to a small boy.Meet Father ChristmasThis festive season, visit Bateman's to meet Father Christmas, dressed in traditional green!
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    • 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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