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Dressed for Christmas

And handbells as well! Great house and Mill with interesting history of Rudyard Kipling not only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Amazing for Christmas

Love this house so lived in you imagine him being there. Volunteers around are so interesting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicky K
Essex, United Kingdom
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Bateman's is a beautiful old sandstone house surrounded rolling Sussex countryside and was home to one of the greatest writers of our time, Rudyard Kipling. Soak up the atmosphere of Kipling's study and enjoy the serenity of the formal garden...more
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Batemans Batemans Lane, Burwash TN19 7DS, England
+44 1435 882302
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The gardens are wonderful, and the mill is situated idyllically, but despite what the staff will tell you, this is not a place for the physically disabled. They loaned me a wheelchair to get about, but it almost killed my companion to push me up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And handbells as well! Great house and Mill with interesting history of Rudyard Kipling not only here but also in India and Rottingdean. Felt catering facilities where limited for lunch.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this house so lived in you imagine him being there. Volunteers around are so interesting to talk to and you learn so much more from them. Lovely decorations, fire in the hall and beautiful ornaments, arrangements etc made by locals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vicky K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A house full of the history of Rudyard Kipling. Each room is of interest and the guides could tell you wonderful stories about life in the house over the years. Once you have seen the house there are lovely walks around the gardens. Then make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 269lanceh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely quaint place with interesting information about Rudyard Kipling. The guide's in the room were very informative and gave us a great insight into Rudyards life. Had a lovely walk round the garden down to the mill. We really enjoyed our day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 the mill is easy, unfortunately essential repairs are in progress...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 21SCH21
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Really worth a visit and very informative tour, homely cosy house and with all original furniture. Also, lovely dog friendly grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CliffEdge57
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

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 they were all full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iansL3470CQ
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We had a lovely visit to this lovely family home. The staff were very enthusiastic and the house felt like a much loved home. We had very enjoyable soup and hotpot for lunch in the cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Took a friend to see the home of Kipling in the beautiful village of Burwash. The house is well kept and full of history and interesting artefacts. The family car is in a garage outside as is the restaurant in a converted outhouse. The food...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pat M
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2 September 2018|
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Response from oconnor49 | Reviewed this property |
Only around the grounds and not in the house. I would telephone ahead/check the website for areas accessible for your needs. I've always found the staff very helpful.
2 September 2018|
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Response from Margo H | Reviewed this property |
Disabled parking spaces near entrance but a gravel surface if I remember correctly, then a downwards slope on good surface to cafe and gardens near to house (some sandstone slab paving). Inside house and area around the... More
21 April 2018|
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Response from karenp511 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would think you could get one from there you could ask a member of staff there to book you one there are no taxi on site there though id give them a call before just incase Batmans is a fab day out hope this helps