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Bateman's, Burwash

Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Bateman's is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England. It was the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936. The house was built in 1634. Kipling's widow Caroline bequeathed the house to the National Trust on her death in 1939. The house is a Grade I listed building.

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  • Given Covid it was a shame that we couldn't visit the upper floor where the rooms are where Kipling wrote but we did not think that should reflect on our marking as we were sure would give it an...  more »
  • Our visit was during the current lockdown so we knew the house would be off limits. Online booking was simply, entry was simple and quick and we had a lovely family walk around the grounds and the...  more »
  • So yes we are pleased that Batemans has re-opened and yes everything regarding our visit was excellent especially the helpful and friendly staff. However although accepting covid restrictions and the....  more »
  • A really lovely day out. Our kids loved playing in the grounds and watching the gold fish in the huge pond. Beautiful rose garden for them to run around. Great walk around the house and lots of interesting facts about Kipling. Really helpful and friendly staff obviously passionate about the history of the place. Great outdoor play area for kids. Highly recommend a visit.
  • What a wonderful gem this is! The house is stunning and the gardens beautifully manicured. The story behind the place is fascinating and if you are appreciative of the works of Rudyard Kipling, you will be positively spell-bound! There are three walks here that are pretty easy but with spectacular views of the surrounding area. The mill is definitely worth a visit too! Really, really enjoyed a day here!
  • A beautiful, homely, home in a pretty location. Dark furniture and panelling can make it seem gloomy on dull days , bit when the sun shines the rooms are transformed. Pleasant cafe, good gift shop, large selection of plants for sale. Helpful guides in each room of the house.
  • lovely place with usual well presented tea shop and gardens. This is one of the smaller places we have visited but thoroughly enjoy the place with its beautiful gardens. Well worth an visit.
  • A fine country estate with a clear display of how one of our most notable literary figures lived. Extensive country walks branch off from here, although you may need to build on your map-reading skills to follow the longer circulatory routes.

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