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Lovely house

We were very keen to visit this house as we had recently been to the. Wimpole Estate in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Really lovely afternoon out

We live locally and are very spoilt with National Trust locations around us, but having never been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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“rudyard kipling”(217 reviews)
“jungle book”(50 reviews)
“national trust”(110 reviews)
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very keen to visit this house as we had recently been to the. Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire which had been owned by Kipling’s daughter and it had been recommended by one of the stewards there. It was difficult to find as there were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live locally and are very spoilt with National Trust locations around us, but having never been to Batemans before it was always on my list. We stopped for a bit of tea and cake which was yummy, and a nice walk around the gardens....More

Thank Pushroom
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit and the house is most interesting with the room guides being particularly friendly and interesting. The gardens are a delight and the carrot cake in the cafe was wonderful - do try it! If you have a dog...More

Thank Kitp01
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky, visiting on a Monday in September and late in the afternoon, there was no crowds to jostle with. If you are a National Trust member, entry and parking is free. There is a free leaflet with information and excellent map provided, and...More

Thank vicky p
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to visit with a lot of history. An amazing building and lovely grounds and gardens. Well worth a visit.

Thank MaryLaw284
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here while staying in the area. Rainy day unfortunately. A cosy warm house with some interesting things relating to Rudyard Kipling, It was quite busy (coach trip had arrived) and the occasional bottle neck at doorways etc. The gardens are lovely and...More

Thank laurabrown507
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a coach party, the house is very interesting with details of his life throughout the house you can watch videos and read about his history. The gardens are intesting the map provided is not very good for showing you where things are. Did...More

Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed 1 week ago

How interesting.not a huge house, just a lovely family home. So much interesting information. Nice to stroll around the garden. Typical National Trust, having to pay for car parking and then again to go into the house. Reasonable cafe. Good room docents. Enjoyed our visit...More

Thank joseph c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens. If you are in the area it is worth a visit. The house was interesting too. The Restaurant had a Pork Pie salad on when I went which was pretty good. That may have influenced my rating as I am partial to a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only live about 15 mins away, so try to go regularly. We are National Trust members so it’s great to go just for a walk around. The house is beautiful and lovely to walk around. I was walking with sticks but found the house...More

Thank BorntocruiseUK
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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 karen p | 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