Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS
'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 1/2 a mile south of the pretty village of Burwash in East Sussex just off the A265. Turn first left as you leave the village just before the petrol station. Look out for National Trust signs. Please do not follow Sat Nav instructions which will take you down School Lane which is very narrow.
What style of garden is Bateman's?
Nestled amongst the beautiful landscape of the Sussex Weald, the charming gardens include a rose garden and lily pond. There is also the informal beauty of the orchards, kitchen garden and grassy meadows leading 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 to explore, visitors can see Kiplings Rolls Royce and enjoy farmland walks of varying lengths. The mulberry tea room provides a range of home made refreshments, many using ingredients from the estate. Explore the gift shop and second hand bookshop to take home a reminder of your 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.
Bateman's also has a Historic House:
Information on Bateman's garden , Bateman's Lane , Burwash , Etchingham
|Opening Times:||Garden: Open all year, daily. 10:00 - 17:00 in summer and 10:00 - 16:00 in winter. Closed 24 & 25 December. For House opening times please see NT website.|
|Admission:||NT Members Free. Adult £12.00, Child £6.00, Family £30.00 valid until 31 December 2018.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (Welcome in the Gardens on a short lead.)|
|Location:||½ mile south of Burwash. A265 west from Burwash, first turning on left.|
Cars £3 for the day. NT members free, Children's trail, Coach parking available, pre-booking required, Partial Disabled Access, Shop, Tearoom
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