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:

    • BadgerOfSteelUK
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Upsetting and Dissapointed
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th November 2021
      Had a really unkind and unethical experience in the coffee shop today which caused me to cancel my membership. The NT is all about the ££££ as opposed to customer/member service. Also note the lack... Read full review
    • Jakki A
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      A Delightful Visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th December 2021
      We had a lovely few hours at Batemans today. The house is small enough to feel homely and is beautifully decorated in Edwardian style. The grounds were understandably very wet underfoot, once you... Read full review
    • Mervin F
      Essex, United Kingdom
      Good place to visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th January 2022
      Came here during winter time when the house is usually closed for restoration work. As a result we had a guided tour that did not tell us much about the house, but was concentrated on the... 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.


    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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