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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.
Wednesday, 5 February 11 - 3pm
From March 2014 we will be open everyday except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We would love to have some new volunteers to join our team in the house, garden, shop, restaurant or watermill to help us provide a great experience for everyone who visits. Drop in anytime and discover what volunteering at Bateman's involves. Explore the house, have a look behind the scenes as well as chatting to our current volunteers over a cup of tea.
For further information please contact Fiona or Holly on 01435 882302