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Bateman's

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

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Bateman's, East Sussex. ©National Trust

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 on site second-hand bookshop. 

Last admission 30mins before closing.

Property closed 24/25 Dec.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Gift aid adult *£13.70 per ticket
Gift aid child *£6.85 per ticket
Gift aid family *£34.25 per ticket
Standard adult£12.40 per ticket
Standard child£6.20 per ticket
Standard family£31.00 per ticket

National Trust members enter free with a membership card. Become a member for £6 a month (adult) or £10.50 a month (family). Under 5s are always free, and children's memberships are just £10 a year.
*Includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this property. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment.

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Recent Reviews:

  • SteveStead
    New Ash Green, United Kingdom
    classic englishness
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 31st December 2019
    This is little England as Americans would think of it, the house, the gardens and the setting. I have to say the link between an author and his environment is not as evident to me as between an... Read full review
  • Uckfieldman
    Uckfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    One of my favourite National Trusts
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th January 2020
    Not as vast as some National Trusts and with a very homely feel this is one of my favourite National Trusts. I really enjoy a visit to the mill which is a short stroll down by the stream to reach. Read full review
  • IanL731
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful house in a stunning location
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th January 2020
    Loved this. The peace and tranquillity have to be heard. Its relatively small but the house is full of treasures and the Mill is worth a short walk. The history and stories behind the home of... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A265. Follow the A265 to Burwash. Located 0.5 miles south of Burwash on the B2096.

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 - Parking charge of £3 and 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

Winter opening hours* (1 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Spring, summer and autumn opening hours* (15 Feb 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Gardens, shop and tea room open at 10am, house opens at 11am. Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 24/25 Dec.


Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

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