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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.
30 November - 23 December, 11.30 - 3.30pm
It is the night before Christmas, the Kipling family are visiting friends and the servants are putting the finishing touches to the house ready for festivities. Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of a candlelit Edwardian Christmas.
Experience our Christmas trail walk (don't miss the Elves workshop) and win a prize. Join us afterwards in the Restaurant for a Christmas lunch (12 - 2:30pm). Browse our gift shop for that something different present for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives.
Festive flower displays are by the Heathfield and Horam Flower Club.
Become a miller
Looking to try something new?
We would like to have our watermill working every day, but to do this we need a lot more volunteer millers. Contact Fiona or Holly on 01435 882302 to join a milling class.
Have a look at our volunteering opportunities.