That's She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her - quick!' was how Rudyard Kipling described Bateman's when he first saw it.
Surrounded by the Sussex Weald, this Jacobean house provided a much-needed sanctuary for this world-famous writer.
The rooms remain much as he left them, including the study where he wrote many of his major works.
Where is Bateman's located?
Bateman's is located half a mile south of the pretty village of Burwash in East Sussex, just off the A265. Turn first left when leaving the village just before the petrol station. Look out for National Trust signs. Please do not follow Sat Nav instructions, which will lead down the very narrow School Lane.
What style of garden is Bateman's?
Nestled amongst the beautiful landscape of the Sussex Weald, the charming gardens include a rose garden and a lily pond. There is also the informal beauty of the orchards, kitchen garden and grassy meadows, which lead to a watermill.
What can guests enjoy at Bateman's?
Bateman's still remains as if the Kiplings have just gone out for the day, a little piece of paradise where visitors can relax and unwind. In addition to the house, charming gardens and mill, visitors can see Kipling's Rolls Royce and enjoy farmland walks of varying lengths. The mulberry tea room provides a range of homemade refreshments, many using ingredients from the estate. Explore the gift shop and second hand bookshop to take home a reminder of a memorable visit.
In the summer months, there are regular poetry readings and storytelling in the garden for visitors to enjoy. For families, there is a wild play area to discover and many family-friendly activities throughout the year.