Days Out – Bateman’s (Rudyard Kipling’s Estate), East Sussex {National Trust}

Last Sunday, as part of our Mothers’ weekend, we decided to take ourselves off to another National Trust location. The weather was finally in our favour after weeks of rain, and we all felt pretty energetic after a sickness bug.

After a short drive (nicely timed around T’s nap time), we arrived at Bateman’s. Bateman’s is the estate of author Rudyard Kipling.

A 17th century property based in Burwash, East Sussex, it’s a polite house full of charm and character.


Kipling was obsessed with India, which is themed heavily throughout the house, however it still bleeds English charm. There’s also an exhibition room within the property that details all of Kipling’s work – I, for one, didn’t know there was such an expansive collection outside of ‘The Jungle Book’.


The grounds surrounding the property are also mesmerising, with a water mill south of the estate after a short walk, and several wild gardens.

Although one of the smaller locations within the National Trust, we had a lovely time getting out and about. We can’t wait for the summer.



We received zero compensation for the purpose of this post – we just love our National Trust membership. 

2 thoughts on “Days Out – Bateman’s (Rudyard Kipling’s Estate), East Sussex {National Trust}

  1. Our Seaside Baby says:

    Ooo, I love hearing about your National Trust visits. Sounds like an interesting place to visit, especially the India themed items. Have you been to Kipling Gardens in Rottingdean? Highly recommended if you haven’t 😉 I can’t wait for the warmer weather! Thanks for linking up to #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x

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