The east front of the house at Bateman's, East Sussex. Bateman's was the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936.

    Angharad Moran

    ‘That’s She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her – quick!’ was how Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie, felt the first time they saw Bateman’s. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer.

    The rooms, described by him as ‘untouched and unfaked’, remain much as he left them, with oriental rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with the East. Bateman’s is very much a family home, but impressive none the less.

    Bateman’s, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, TN19 7DS

    Tel: 01435 882 302



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