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Bateman's

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

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Bateman's, East Sussex. ©National Trust

About

This 17thC 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.

*The mill is currently not operational.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Gift aid adult *£12.70 per ticket
Gift aid child *£6.35 per ticket
Gift aid family *£31.75 per ticket
Group ticket adult£10.90 per ticket
Group ticket child£5.45 per ticket
Standard adult£11.50 per ticket
Standard child£5.75 per ticket
Standard family£28.75 per ticket

*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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    257
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Recent Reviews:

  • jin6x
    UK
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely Old Jacobean House
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th August 2019
    Isolated but easy to find, this is a gem amongst NT properties. Kipling furnished the house with Jacobean period furniture. His desk and study are laid out as you would expect from a poet with lots... Read full review
  • Pinkertonx
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Back after 4 years!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    Just as last timewe visited, having spent most of the sunny day at Merriments, just up the road from Bateman's, we popped in for a flying visit and cake. The borders were particularly colourful and... Read full review
  • Paul-Cl-3
    Europe
    Very interesting house
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th August 2019
    The interior of the house is full of atmosphere with lots of information about Rudyard Kipling and his family. The gardens are nicely kept if not extensive. I was last here around 25 years ago and... 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

Garden, tea-room and shop - Main Season (1 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
2019 - House (1 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Late 2019 - House (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Late 2019 - Garden, tea-room and shop (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Property closed 24/25 Dec.

Awards

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

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