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Bateman's, Burwash

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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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  • What a disappointment. We took our little grandson there hoping there would be exciting material on the Jungle Book and other stories. But the house utterly child unfriendly - lots of exhibits in... 
    What a disappointment. We took our little grandson there hoping there would be exciting material on the Jungle Book and other stories. But the house utterly child unfriendly - lots of exhibits in...  more »
  • Loved Bateman’s. A serene Jacobean mansion in the valley that inspired Puck of Pook’s Hill. The spirit of Rudyard Kipling pervades. Immaculately presented, including the original furniture. Nice... 
    Loved Bateman’s. A serene Jacobean mansion in the valley that inspired Puck of Pook’s Hill. The spirit of Rudyard Kipling pervades. Immaculately presented, including the original furniture. Nice...  more »
  • You can understand why Rudyard Kipling feel in love with this house! It was beautiful before he arrived in 1902, but RK has added so much to it. His father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911), made... 
    You can understand why Rudyard Kipling feel in love with this house! It was beautiful before he arrived in 1902, but RK has added so much to it. His father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911), made...  more »
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  • Easy to find, large car park, free to NT members. Extensive gardens, some shade from the hot sun. Exhibition in the house very good, guides know their stuff. Home made scones in the tea shop are to die for! Very moreish. Good place to buy second hand books.
  • Definitely worth a visit. The gardens need to be seen and enjoyed. The house is amazing and in each room is a guide who can explain matters and answer questions. Car park is large but reasonably busy, it was a weekday too. Walks are available and easily accessible. Refreshments are there too.
  • Bateman's is a lovely National Trust property, a delightful Jacobean house featuring some wonderful Kipling memorabilia, beautiful gardens and a variety of estate walks. Easy to make a whole day of it. Delightful village of Burwash is close by and can be incorporated into a walk - get your timings right for a lunchtime pint and then back to Bateman's for afternoon tea and cake.
  • Loved this place, spent exploring with my family. So much history. Grounds impeccably kept and the volunteers around the house cannot do enough for you. Beautiful natural play area too, at the other end of the car park and great facilities all in all
  • Beautiful gardens. Lovely house. Very interesting Mill. Brilliant walks. Great cafe. Children love it. Been to visit numerous times over the last 36yrs! Would definately recommend.

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