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“A step in the past”
Review of Bateman's

Bateman's
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Burwash
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Please note that Bateman’s is closed from January 2018 8th-18th due to major electrical works.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Bateman's is the last home of the famous English writer R. Kipling. Today the house is owned by the National Trust and is in a perfect condition. The house is a real museum with lots of things that belonged to Kipling and his family. At the entrance you are given a plan of the house with shorts description of the rooms. But in every room there is a National Trust: member, who will gladly tell you lots of interesting things about the things in it. Taking photos is allowed. What I like most, you can touch things and even have a rest in an armchair in the sitting room. Near the house you can see Kipling's Rolls Royce car - a rare exhibit.
The house is surrounded by pretty gardens with a small picturesque pond and plenty of benches to have a rest. Facilities also include a restraunt, a gift shop and toilets.
Admission fee (£9-10 depending on donations) is relatively cheap for such attraction. This place is definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

A charming 17th century property lodged into the side of a hill and surrounded by a number of garden "rooms" with an orchard and a long fruit arch. The house has been superbly curated containing a vast collection of artefacts that link one to Kipling in a touching and rather poignant way. His Nobel Prize, his beautifully maintained Rolls Royce and the smell and atmosphere of a building that the man could have just left that very day.

The tea shop/restaurant served excellent teas and delicious gluten free home made cake - perfect!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great weather the day I visited. national Trust provide the opportunity for a great day out. Table and chairs are dotted around the gardens with games and books to read. The house was interesting with plenty to see. Staff were available in all rooms to give the history and answer questions about Rudyard Kipling his life and family.

1  Thank akapat
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, plenty well displayed information in the house, demonstrations of the mill working, unfortunately there was a problem when we visited it,

1  Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

A lovely venue set in beautiful countryside. The story of how Kipling chanced upon Bateman's and his love for the place is very engaging. His keenness for motoring, his Rolls Royce on show and the enthusiasm of guides for filling in the details is fabulous. Bateman's is a fantastic place to visit for both the house and the gardens. As NT members we visit often, sometimes just for a relaxing sit down and a stroll around the grounds.

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