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Batemans

Rother

Type:Historic House / Palace

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Tel: +44 01435 882302

Batemans

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.

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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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

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

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    487
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • JFeakins2014
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Walk round the grounds and visit house
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th January 2019
    Beautiful grounds in the Sussex countryside, magnificent trees, lovely old house with historic memories for Kipling fans. Good food, excellent shop and lovely gardens. Read full review
  • Fran W
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    F Wright
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th January 2019
    Great house and very helpful and informative staff. Enjoyed it until I used the cafe. I ordered coffee and and a bacon bap. Bap came out within 1min by a young lady dressed in professional looking... Read full review
  • DorisDiner
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A Good National Trust Place to Visit in January
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th January 2019
    I have just spent a few hours wandering around the house and grounds of this National Trust property and thoroughly enjoyed it. I stopped in at the cafe first for a coffee - nice cafe, the cakes... 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.

Awards

  • 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)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Early 2018 - House (1 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
2018 - Main Season - House (3 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Late 2018 - House (29 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
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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