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Fantastic place.

As we were on holiday in the area, we decided to visit Bateman's. So glad we did. Learned a lot... read more

Reviewed today
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Pretty house, authentic

Grounds and house are very nice. Loved the house as it is a nice example of a luxury house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands
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“rudyard kipling”(228 reviews)
“jungle book”(50 reviews)
“national trust”(115 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
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Reviewed today

As we were on holiday in the area, we decided to visit Bateman's. So glad we did. Learned a lot about the great writer and were fascinated by the house and in particular, the contents of his study. Was lovely to hear one of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First the good news - despite what it says on the website, they don't charge for a carer, or for car parking in the disabled bays. After that it goes downhill. No signage to find the "accessible" route to the house (they give you a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grounds and house are very nice. Loved the house as it is a nice example of a luxury house decorated in early 20th century style.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 469arvidk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was lots to do and see here on an unseasonal spring like day. We looked all-round the house, admiring the many items like Kipling’s Nobel prize certificate and also watched the film of him giving a speech. I found his study really fascinating and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a sunny spring Sunday with parents in law, husband and children age 9 & 2. Spent a lovely 2 or 3 hours wandering around the gardens and then the house and being transported back to the early part of the 20th century. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DizzyLizzyFrimley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house is one of the homes of Rudyard Kipling and it is full of fascinating artefacts and furniture. The house is just as the family left it and the room guides have a wealth of information about the house and the family. Lovely grounds,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JC1LondonEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a walk to the mill. The garden is full of Spring flowers. The millpond is drained atm. We took a walk to the quarry garden too over the road. A good tea room with plenty of tables outside. Plenty of families enjoying themselves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S1078YSkevinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A dreary cold February morning. But a small delight visiting rudyard Kipling's home. Very informed guides and volunteers. They were so very helpful and knowledgeable. Doesn't take too long to walk around. Not somewhere I would take my grandchildren they would be bored. But for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cbeebob
Reviewed 27 January 2019

My nephew, age 10, was staying during the summer holidays and Bateman's had a World War 1 re-enactment weekend in early August, so we visited the house and grounds for the day. The WWI camp, enthusiasts, demonstrations and activities were brilliant. The volunteers were happy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank indigo2brown
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Very interesting house to visit, Kipling's home and a good story, well related by the guide, who worked tirelessly on a day when they were short staffed. A bit dark in places, the grounds are nice it a pleasant way to pass a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 jerryadsett | Reviewed this property |
Your Husband should have no problem there
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