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

Important notice -

The Oast shop will close for a week starting Mon 20 February for repairs, a small selection of items will be available from a pop-up shop in the house. The Mulberry tearoom will have a delayed opening on Mon 20 Feb. 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 

Our newly refurbished Mulberry tea room is open for business with tempting treats to start or round off your visit to Bateman's. The Oast gift shop will be closed from 20 - 26 February for refurbishment and we look forward to opening our doors again on Mon 27 February.


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.