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Bateman's

Batemans Batemans Lane, Burwash TN19 7DS, England
+44 1435 882302
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Very enjoyable

Had a really nice day here. Sat in the garden and listened to some poetry read by a charming... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
caroline1965190759
,
Ashford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Feeling closer to Kipling

The house is not big but its atmosphere is very cosy and this glimpse into Kipling's life is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pierre J
,
Azores, Portugal
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rudyard kipling”(199 reviews)
“his life”(31 reviews)
“national trust”(104 reviews)
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Please note that Bateman’s is closed from January 2018 8th-18th due to major electrical works.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Batemans Batemans Lane, Burwash TN19 7DS, England
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+44 1435 882302
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice day here. Sat in the garden and listened to some poetry read by a charming gentleman. Then a stroll around the well kept and pretty gardens. Next we enjoyed lunch in the Mulberry tea shop. Quiche ,potato wedges and fresh salad....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is not big but its atmosphere is very cosy and this glimpse into Kipling's life is well worth the visit. I now feel more affinity with him and I see his works in a different light.

Thank Pierre J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I particularly loved the recordings of Kipling s writings, and also the walk down to the Mill surrounded by wonderful wild plantings of bulbs and other wild flowers

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super visit to Kipling's home. Fascinating to see where he lived and all is brought alive by the very knowledgeable and helpful guides.

Thank Lijenza
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely house and you can just imagine Rudyard Kipling living here. You can see his Rolls Royce too and check out his Nobel prize for literature.. Make sure to visit the old mill which has been restored. Lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank mariabarnes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guaranteed a great day out . Visited to pay homage to my wife's family that lived their many generations ago. All staff were very amiable and compliant to my bombardment and interrogation ,all in jest which imparted knowledge both ways . Extremely interesting day ....More

Thank Gregg M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (with friends) re-visited this beautiful historic country house. Not only the home of Rudyard Kipling but a wonderful house and garden. By chance, we chose a hot day and strolling round the grounds was a joy! The cafe/tea room was well used, the choice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Bateman's, and the lovely sunny day made the visit all the more enjoyable. I had visited Bodiam Castle in the morning and decided to go here as it was only 20 minutes drive away. The car park is free...More

Thank livelifet0thefull
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Visited on a lovely april's day when the grounds where full of beautiful flowers. The grounds really are wonderful. The house was really interesting and gave an excellent insight to the life of Kipling. Each room was well furnished and the volunteers were very helpful...More

Thank Jim B
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Bodiam_Batemans, Manager at Bateman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We think you have mentioned every aspect of a great visit from the grounds to the shop to the advantages of National Trust membership! We have passed your review on to all staff who are delighted. Thank you very...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely house. Great history. Contents of house are Kipling's and his family originals. There are a variety of walks in the grounds but sadly at this time of year the mud is horrendous. It would be good if the National Trust applied some sawdust or...More

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Bodiam_Batemans, Manager at Bateman's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and it's history. We are aware of the mud around the many miles of footpaths we have available around property at the moment. As the soil in our beautiful Sussex valley has...More

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maryhann602
21 April 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
If you have a mobile, I'm sure a local taxi company will pick you up.
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maryhann602
21 April 2018|
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Response from Gregg M | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes but it would almost certainly be expensive and buses in the area normally run 1-2 hours , try phoning Batemans. Expect a long travelling time . I did bus and train . Nearby Mayfield to Rochester and it took... More
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Tony K
27 December 2017|
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Response from KEBond0861 | Reviewed this property |
I think so but not in the house. The best thing to do is check the website.
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