A view through the gate, on a frosty morning at Bateman's, Burwash, East Sussex, the former home of Rudyard Kipling.

Important notice -

The Mulberry Tea room will be closed 9-25 January for refurbishment. There will however be a pop-up café offering light refreshments open until 3pm. The top floor of the house is also closed for conservation purposes. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling


Things to see and do


What's on

Winter berries covered in snow

Winter events 

Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and estate in winter with a bracing walk or the excitement of our winter garden trail. Watch our conservators at work or book in for one of our lecture lunches.


Eating and shopping

Cup of coffee

Mulberry tea room and Oast gift shop 

We're refurbishing our tea room and gift shop during January. There'll be a pop-up cafè serving light refreshments throughout but the shop will be closed for part of this period.


Get involved

Volunteering at Batemans East Sussex

Join our team 

Volunteering is so important to us at Batemans and many of the team here give their time to us as volunteers. Why not find out how you could join us?



Batemans History Image

Kipling's time and earlier 

Most notable as the home of world famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling, Bateman's history dates back further and is connected, we think, to the iron industry.




Venue hire

Rose buttonhole for weddings at Bateman's

Hire Bateman's 

Whether it's a wedding, special occasion or corporate event you are organising, Bateman's is a unique venue which can provide a stunning backdrop for your day. We can help to organise everything you'll need to make your event a memorable one.