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

Important notice -

Please be aware, selected rooms on the ground floor will be closed for conservation throughout November. There will be no wheelchair access to the house as entry will be via the side door.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling


Things to see and do


What's on

A study at Bateman's in East Sussex decorated for Christmas

Winter events 

Visit our naturally decorated house, inspired by Kipling's Sussex fairy tales. Try your hand at making your own wreath at one of our workshops. Drop in with the family for a festive high tea or to enjoy our woodland garden trail.


Eating and shopping

Eating and Shopping


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.