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Notice: During the winter some of the rooms will be partially closed to allow for cleaning and conservation work.
Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling
'That's She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her - quick!' was how Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie, felt the first time they saw Bateman's.
Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer.
The rooms, described by him as 'untouched and unfaked', remain much as he left them, with oriental rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with the East.
Bateman's is very much a family home, but impressive none the less.
Winter opening at Bateman's
This winter visitors can get an inside view of the house at this peaceful time of the year with our new 363 opening. Explore the house and watch our conservationists in action - they'll be happy to chat about their work. Or take a stroll through the gardens down to the mill. Perhaps you might even be inspired by the winter landscape to pen a verse or two on a countryside walk.
On a cold winter's day come to our cosy tea room for a warming cup of tea or coffee and a delicious slice of cake or bowl of soup. Also, don't forget to visit our shop and see our great range of gifts, souvenirs and fun toys.
Volunteer at Bateman's
Volunteer Open Day - Weds 4 Feb 2015 11am to 3pm
Now that we're open all year round we need much more help in sharing this wonderful house with our visitors. If you'd like find out how to be a volunteer here then pop along to our Volunteer Open day. We'll give you a tour and over a cup of coffee you can discover the roles on offer in the house, mill, garden countryside or even on our paddle boat.
If you can't make this day, then give us a call on 01435 882302 for more information.