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A Good National Trust Place to Visit in January

I have just spent a few hours wandering around the house and grounds of this National Trust... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redhill, United Kingdom
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Walk round the grounds and visit house

Beautiful grounds in the Sussex countryside, magnificent trees, lovely old house with historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Bateman's is a beautiful old sandstone house surrounded rolling Sussex countryside and was home to one of the greatest writers of our time, Rudyard Kipling. Soak up the atmosphere of Kipling's study and enjoy the serenity of the formal garden...more
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Batemans Batemans Lane, Burwash TN19 7DS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have just spent a few hours wandering around the house and grounds of this National Trust property and thoroughly enjoyed it. I stopped in at the cafe first for a coffee - nice cafe, the cakes and pastries looked very appealing. I then moved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DorisDiner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great house and very helpful and informative staff. Enjoyed it until I used the cafe. I ordered coffee and and a bacon bap. Bap came out within 1min by a young lady dressed in professional looking chefs gear having just popped bacon AND bap in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fran W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds in the Sussex countryside, magnificent trees, lovely old house with historic memories for Kipling fans. Good food, excellent shop and lovely gardens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JFeakins2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so I am a huge Kipling fan, but not usually fond of National Trust properties, for one my dog can’t come along. Spent a fantastic post Christmas afternoon in the grounds and house of this lovely place. Food in the cafe was good and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sian248
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to visit at any time of year. The theme this Christmas was around theme of ‘Just so’ books and did not disappoint. Great volunteers as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house was still decorated for Christmas and was very festive. There is something very homely about this house that I like very much. The cafe is very nice and we can recommend the date loaf and flapjack. A wonderful place to while away a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Willie_Bucket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too much to see on one visit so be prepared to visit again and catch the things you missed first time round. The second-hand bookshop is a little wonder-cave. The restaurant/cafe is efficient. Average age of the staff? About 102...but very nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CrumlinRover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Batemans decorated for Christmas with a 'Just So' theme. The house is lovely and welcoming. Well done NT.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Resort785969
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The gardens are wonderful, and the mill is situated idyllically, but despite what the staff will tell you, this is not a place for the physically disabled. They loaned me a wheelchair to get about, but it almost killed my companion to push me up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y6433FBstevenm
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

And handbells as well! Great house and Mill with interesting history of Rudyard Kipling not only here but also in India and Rottingdean. Felt catering facilities where limited for lunch.

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 September 2018|
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Response from oconnor49 | Reviewed this property |
Only around the grounds and not in the house. I would telephone ahead/check the website for areas accessible for your needs. I've always found the staff very helpful.
2 September 2018|
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Response from Margo H | Reviewed this property |
Disabled parking spaces near entrance but a gravel surface if I remember correctly, then a downwards slope on good surface to cafe and gardens near to house (some sandstone slab paving). Inside house and area around the... More
21 April 2018|
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Response from karenp511 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would think you could get one from there you could ask a member of staff there to book you one there are no taxi on site there though id give them a call before just incase Batmans is a fab day out hope this helps