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Bateman's, Burwash

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
'That's She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her – quick!' was how Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie, felt the first time they saw Bateman's. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary for this world-famous writer. The rooms, described by him as 'untouched and unfaked', remain much as he left them, with oriental rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with the East. Bateman's is very much a family home, but impressive none the less.
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  • A lovely few hours looking around the house and gardens of Rudyard Kipling. Worth the visit and very interesting. The guides were informative. We did not try the café as it was very busy. Worth coming...  read more »
  • The gardens are well maintained and pretty enough, but have little of interest in them,no real focal points We visited with our dog, i do not understand why they took our short lead , and issued us wi...  read more »
  • Visited Batemans with friends in September. The house is dark inside due to the small mullion Windows and the internal oak panels. But that does not detract from the homeliness that you feel when walk...  read more »
  • My favourite National Trust site. The house was fascinating! Only downside was the amount of people trying to view it at the same time we were, as it got a bit cramped at times and was hard to view some of the things and to just take in the stunning rooms. The best bit about this property has to be the gardens though, they are beautiful! I shall return again to visit them and also tackle the many walks this property has to offer of the surrounding area. The property also has a lovely little cafe and well stocked gift shop too, with Rudyard Kipling books. The property also has things for children to find, read and learn and I think children would love to visit the garden for picnics.
  • Wonderful and interesting old house, set in some lovely gardens. The tea shop here has seating in one of the gardens which is lovely.
  • An interesting and informative property a must for all jungle book fans. The surrounding countryside is worth exploring on the well sign posted footpaths.
  • A lovely place to walk around, beautiful gardens very relaxing.
  • I nice garden and house. There are different looks and a walk around.
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