All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical


Bateman's, Bateman's Ln, Burwash, Etchingham, Sussex, TN19 7DS
01435 882302
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Bateman’s review

Bateman’s is a National Trust property in Burwash, East Sussex. It is a 17th-century Jacobean house which was once the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936. He was the author of The Jungle Book and many more great stories. The house is Grade 1 listed with some beautiful gardens.

There are family trails in the gardens and there is plenty to explore. The surrounding landscape was the inspiration for some of Rudyard Kipling’s famous books including those he wrote for his children. The estate itself is home to a network of paths through around 300 acres of countryside. Some of the walks are listed with further information on the National Trust website.

The gardens have a river running through with a wildflower meadow, a watermill, orchard and a formal rose garden. There are a number of gardens to explore and the changes of the season bring snowdrops, daffodils, Narcissi and more. The house itself remains much the same as it did when Kipling used to live there. You can see his belongings and memorabilia including his pristine Rolls Royce.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Bateman’s

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

What are the main things to do?

An extensive estate you can explore with walks, formal gardens and trails. Once the home of Rudyard Kipling, the house is set up very much how it used to be. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust. Or mid-range for non members. An adult standard ticket costs £12, children are £6. Under 5s are free, family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is a car park which is free for members. There is a parking charge for non members.

When are they open?

Bateman’s is open all year round, although the house tends to close over the winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in almost all outdoor areas.

Are they accessible?


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