Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS
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Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century Jacobean house, provided a much-needed sanctuary to renowned author Rudyard Kipling and served as an inspiration for his work. Bateman's is very much a family home that feels as though the family have just gone out for the day. 

In the house, you can discover rooms used by Kipling, including his study where he wrote Puck of Pook's Hill and other books and poems. Kipling's Rolls Royce car is also on display. Seasonal events take place throughout the year. 

You can also discover the wider estate with three waymarked walks of various lengths. Families can enjoy a natural play area in a secluded glen by the car park. Visit the working watermill, which dates back to 1750, located at the bottom of the wild garden.   

Stop for a treat at the Mulberry tea-room, serving delicious lunches and a selection of home-made cakes. Wherever possible, the tea-room uses estate-grown fruit and vegetables. End your visit with a browse around the gift shop and second-hand bookshop.   
For a full list of events or more information, please visit 
Dogs on short leads are welcome in most outdoor areas of Bateman's. Find out more here.  

Image credit: © National Trust Images.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

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

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.


Wednesday, 5th June 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Bateman's Pop-up Garden TalksJoin the garden team at historic Bateman's to learn about their work.
more info

Saturday, 13th July 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

The Jungle Book GamesRun, balance and play your way through the Bateman's garden for this summer of sport.
more info

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