Festive shopping at Bateman's

The Bateman's Oast-house gift shop has a great selection of National Trust gifts, books, souvenirs and beautiful artisan products from the local area. Perfect for some hassle free Christmas shopping.

Shopping at the Oast-house Shop

Find unique presents at Bateman's this festive season, from delicious food hampers to glassware made by local artisans. There’s something for everyone at the Oast-house shop.

With gifts for gardeners, gourmets, or National Trust gift memberships to choose from, you're sure to find that perfect something for that special someone. Whenever you need a present, our gift ideas are here to help.  Enjoy hassle free Christmas shopping in the Oast-house shop at Bateman's. 

A selection of Christmas food and drink from the National Trust Online Shop

Gifts for gourmets

Give an elegant touch to this year's Christmas with our exclusively designed food range like the tangy St Clements curd, Jingleberry Jam and indulgent Marc de Champagne Truffles. These Grain to Glory products inspired by the floral ceiling of Knightshayes give you everything you could need for a luxurious Christmas this year.

The 2019 Limited edition NT christmas bauble inspired by Knightshayes

Limited edition Christmas bauble

Exclusive to the National Trust from the Grain to Glory range, is this years hand-painted, Limited Edition Christmas bauble. Sparkling with lavish colours and intricate detailing, it's sure to make your tree extra special!

A lady wearing a scarf from the autumn winter 2019 National Trust collection

Wrap up in nature

Style yourself in nature this Christmas with a gorgeous scarf from our shop. We have a whole range of designs inspired by Petworth, with delicate floral hand-painted prints on soft fabrics, which would all make for a perfect gift for friends and family this Christmas.

Children's toys and books

For children, we have a fun range of toys in our shop including perfect stocking fillers.

Kipling wrote many stories for his children, Elsie & John, and Macmillan publishers have produced a special range of Kipling storybooks which are available for you to buy to take home to enjoy with your children and grandchildren.

MacMillan Kipling book range
A row of different Kipling books for children
MacMillan Kipling book range

Something for your home

There are plenty of inspirational food gifts and souvenirs that are great to take home to keep the memory of your visit alive. Look out for our special tea towels and Bateman's branded range of sweets and delicious National Trust jams and chutneys.

For that special something to add to your home, we have delicate wool throws, perfumed candles and pretty homeware.

Treat yourself to something with our attractive printed fabric bags, pretty scarves and gorgeous floral scented toiletries.

Pop in and see what's on offer and if you're looking for a special gift, ask our staff for advice, they're full of good ideas and will be happy to help.

Batemans Christmas hampers

Christmas hampers

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas, then let us help you with our ready made National Trust gift hampers or even make your own unique and personalised hamper. Just ask one of the shop team for help to get your started.

A bottle of Generation 11 Gin

Generation 11 gin

We are excited to offer Generation 11 Gin at the Oast-house shop. The Gin is distilled in Chaley using their own Spring water and locally sourced herbs and botanicals. Ed and Claire Kentish Barnes have a great story to tell, they are 11th generation descendants of William of Orange who is said to have brought Jenever (Gin) to England in 1689.

Local artisans

Handmade glass christmas tree decorations

Isabel Sargent Christmas decorations

Delicate Christmas tree decorations from local artist Isabel Sargent, who works from her studio in Hastings. She creates these glass decorations by carefully selecting the colours, cutting all the glass by hand and assembling each tree individually, so each one is unique.

The English soap range

The English Soap Company

Be spoilt for choice, when selecting one of the beautiful soaps from The English Soap Company range. This local Kent company was inspired by vintage design and the luxurious soaps of a bygone age. The only problem you will have is in selecting which one you want to take home with you.

Assortment of woollen bobble hats in a basket

Winter pom-pom hats

Beautiful pom-pom hats, handmade in Kent. These come in a selection of beautiful colour combinations and are extremely soft to the touch. Which colour will you go for?

Old or new books

We've an interesting range of books in the shop, including a great selection of Rudyard Kipling books, bibliographies and writings that will captivate your imagination and inform and, maybe even, motivate you to pen something yourself.

For those who like a well-worn book, then our Scullery second hand bookshop has an interesting selection of old edition Kipling and other similar authors' books which can be yours to take home and treasure for a small donation. The monies raised by the sales in the bookshop go towards supporting storytelling at Bateman's.