Mellow autumn sunshine shines on Rudyard Kipling's family home of Bateman's in East Sussex

Important notice -

5 October 2017 - Due to an unsafe building our Puck's estate walk (Pink route) has a temporary closure to part of the route. We hope that this route will be re-opened within the next two weeks. Our other estate walks are unaffected by this closure.

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

More about this place


What's on

Front view of Bateman's

Autumn events 

Enjoy the beauty of this colourful season with an autumn walk on our estate or discover the delights of Arthur Rackham's magical illustrations as we celebrate his 150th birthday.


Eating and shopping

Cup of coffee

Mulberry tea room and Oast House shop 

Our recently refurbished Mulberry tea room has lots of tempting treats for you to enjoy either inside or out. Pop in and see what's on offer after you've finished browsing the displays in our Oast House shop. There are plenty of great gifts and souvenirs for you to take home as a reminder of your visit.


Get involved

A volunteer room guide talking to visitors at Bateman's in 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.




Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Bateman's on the National Trust Collections website