Bateman's

Rother

Type:Historic House / Palace

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Tel: +44 01435 882302

The old mill, Bateman's, East Sussex. ©National Trust Images Andrew Butler

About

This 17th century Sussex Ironmaster's house, built in a Wealden valley, was the home of writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936. Rooms used by Kipling can be seen, including his study which is exactly as it was when he wrote Puck of Pook's Hill and other books and poems here. Kipling's Rolls Royce car is also on display. Events take place throughout the year.

Three waymarked walks of various lengths are available on the estate and families can discover a natural play area in a secluded glen by the car park. Visit the watermill at the bottom of the wild garden. It is believed that there has been a mill on the site since the late 1200s.

The Mulberry Tea-room serves delicious lunches and a tempting selection of home-made cakes and treats. Wherever possible we use estate grown fruit and vegetables. End your visit with a browse around the Oast House gift shop and second-hand bookshop. 

For a full event listing or for more information, please visit nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Dogs are welcome in most outdoor areas of Bateman's. Find out more here.

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Please visit the website for tickets and booking information. National Trust members enter free with a membership card.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop at ticket office, tearoom and shop.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide and touch list. Large print 'welcome' guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible - property partially accessible, wheelchairs available to hire.

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Tearoom for coffees, light lunches and teas.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - On site pay and display parking. NT members free.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - When booked in advance.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A265. Follow the A265 to Burwash. Located 0.5 miles south of Burwash.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Etchingham. Bus to Burwash village then 0.75 mile walk. Signposted.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Gold Tourism South East Member - Gold 2022

Opening Times

* Please refer to the National Trust website for opening times.


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