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Type:Historic House / Palace

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Tel: +44 01435 882302



This 17thC 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 Pooks Hill and other books and poems here. Kipling's Rolls Royce car is also on display. The garden contains a working watermill, grinding corn for wholemeal flour sold from the mill and reputedly one of the world's oldest working water-driven turbines. Concerts and other events take place.

Last admission 30mins before closing.

For the latest prices and opening times please visit the National Trust website

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Includes Gift Aid donation£12.00 per ticket
Includes Gift Aid donation£6.00 per ticket
Includes Gift Aid donation£10.40 per ticket
Includes Gift Aid donation£30.00 per ticket

Prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation of 10% or more. Visitors can choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at


Monday, 5th November 2018 - Friday, 30th November 2018

Guided Tours of the HouseGuided Tours of the House
more info

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Christmas at Bateman'sChristmas at Bateman's
more info

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Wednesday, 26th December 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Just So ChristmasCome and join us in our Christmas celebrations and decorations all based on Kiplings Just So animal stories, along with another of our fun filled trails, not just for the children.
more info



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop at ticket office, tearoom and shop.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide and touch list
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • 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

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • iansL3470CQ
    Fletching, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 2nd November 2018
    Arrived at Bateman on a lovely sunny day and frankly that was the best bit ... having paid £10 ish to get in .. only to find we wasn’t allowed in the house , because it was guided tours only and... Read full review
  • CliffEdge57
    Suffolk, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great friendly house
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th November 2018
    Really worth a visit and very informative tour, homely cosy house and with all original furniture. Also, lovely dog friendly grounds. Read full review
  • 21SCH21
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    Batemans place the gardens are amazing even out of season, as there are some fabulous sculptures, the walks are wonderful. The café is lovely ,staff are always friendly and helpful . The walk down to... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A265. Follow the A265 to Burwash. Located 0.5 miles south of  Burwash on the B2096.

Public Transport Directions

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


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Garden, Shop, Tearoom, Mill (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Late 2018 - House (29 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018)
Monday11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Garden, Shop, Tea room and mill
10 am – 5pm daily except for 1 Jan – 4 Feb and 29 Oct – 31 Dec when it closes at 4pm.
Whole property closed 24/25 Dec.

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