Bateman's House


Bateman’s is a writers retreat. Kipling loved this 17th century house. It was a little piece of paradise, a place where he could enjoy family life. If you ever have a chance to feel close to the world’s famous poet, Rudyard Kipling, then this is the place to do it.

The rooms are much as he left them: oriental rugs and artifacts from his Eastern adventures, a book lined study, his Nobel prize certificate for literature, a phonograph playing music and his Rolls Royce still in the garage.

A beautiful garden with an orchard, herb garden, pond and wildflower meadow surrounds the old stone house. Just a short stroll by the river reveals a watermill and beyond that there are farmland walks. Families can discover a natural play area in a secluded glen adjacent to the visitor car park.

Our gift shop specialises in second-hand Kipling books and the licensed self-service tearoom serves lunches and light refreshments.

Please refer to our website to find out more about our latest events.

There is disabled access to the ground floor of the house only. A virtual tour is available of the upstairs and also the watermill which has no disabled access.

Guide Prices

Please visit website for full price list and information.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions


Type:Historic House

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS
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Tel01435 882302

Opening Times

* Closed Christmas Eve & Day.


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

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