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Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

The front of the house at Bateman's in winter with frosty grass

Planning your visit

Paper village snow scene with Christmas tree twinkling in background

Christmas at Bateman's 

For Christmas at Bateman's in 2023 we invite you to explore the 17th century house adorned with twinkly lights, natural foliage and decorations inspired by Rudyard Kipling the writer's home.

A female toddler in a blue woolly hat and white raincoat handling leaves

Family visit to Bateman's 

Planning a day out with family? You'll find space to play in the Bateman's garden and family trails and activities throughout the year.

Paper sculpture of the house at Bateman's

The Writer’s Home: Bateman’s Reimagined 

Experience the magical beauty of Su Blackwell’s art installation created from copies of an original handwritten Kipling manuscript. Daily from 15 Sept, 11am–3.30pm.

Enjoying a walk around the grounds

Visiting Bateman's with your dog 

Find out about bringing your dog to Bateman’s where you can explore the beautiful grounds of Rudyard Kipling's former home together. Bateman's is a two pawprint rated place.

View of the East Front of Bateman's, the home of Rudyard Kipling

Group visits to Bateman's 

Bring your group and discover what is so special about Bateman’s – once home to Rudyard Kipling, with its pretty secluded garden, 13th-century watermill and acres of countryside.


Bateman's map 

Take a look at the map of Bateman's to help plan your visit.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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