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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.

Christmas festivities

Festive drinks at Batemans,East Sussex

Sat 29 November - Wed 31 December

Make Bateman's a family Christmas tradition.There's something for everyone from the Elves' Workshop in the mill to the house ready for a Kipling family Christmas.



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