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Bateman's

Rother

Type:Historic House / Palace

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Tel: +44 01435 882302

Bateman's

About

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.

There is a Oast House gift shop and second- hand bookshop on site.

Last admission 30mins before closing.

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£11.50 per ticket
Child ticket£5.75 per ticket
Family ticket£28.75 per ticket
Adult (Includes Gift Aid donation*)£12.70 per ticket
Child (Includes Gift Aid donation*)£6.35 per ticket
Family Ticket (Includes Gift Aid donation*)£31.75 per ticket
Group Ticket Adult£10.90 per ticket
Group Ticket Child£5.45 per ticket

*Includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this property. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment.

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
  • 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 - Parking charge of £3 and NT members free

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
  • 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 on the B2096.  

Public Transport Directions

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

Awards

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

Opening Times

Garden, tea-room and shop - Main Season (16 Feb 2019 - 27 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
2019 - Main Season - House (2 Mar 2019 - 27 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Late 2019 - House (28 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Garden, tea-room and shop - Late 2019 (28 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Garden, tea-room and shop 10am – 5pm daily except 28 Oct – 31 Dec 10am - 5pm.
Entry to house by guided tour only weekdays until 1 Mar and 4 – 29 Nov.
Property closed 24/25 Dec.

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