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

Bateman's has reopened. You will need to book ahead for timed entry. Find out more here.

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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. 

For a full event listing or for more information, please visit nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Last admission 30mins before closing.

Property closed 24/25 Dec.

 

 

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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:

    • Andrew G
      Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Batemans
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th September 2021
      An interesting property for those with an interest in literature. Volunteer guides are very knowledgeable, not the sort of place I would take young children. Read full review
    • adyval
      Long Eaton, United Kingdom
      Nice place
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th September 2021
      Visited here Saturday 11th Sept 2021 on our way home to derby from Rye Harbour. Plenty of parking. Lovely setting. Cafe was also lovely as was the coffees and scones. The house was great with lots to... Read full review
    • Diana D
      United Kingdom
      Thanks to the National Trust and the Wonder guides
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th October 2021
      We thought the National Trust looks after this property very well and were intrigued by the information given by the guides. It was good to know that when Kipling acquired it he furbished it as 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

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment only
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • One way system
    • Online booking only
    • Open now
    • Outside seating
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Queuing system
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands

    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
    • 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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