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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful Jacobean manor, the home of author Rudyard Kipling.
Below the house is a pond, rose garden, and hedges laid out according to a design by Kipling himself. The original garden design is on display in the study of the house. The rose garden was paid for with the priize money Kipling received for winning the 1907 Nobel Prize for literature.
The house was bequeathed to the National Trust by Caroline, Kipling's Aerican-born widow, in 1939, and is presented much as it was when the author lived here.
This is without doubt one of the most enjoyable historic houses I've had the pleasure of visiting in southern England. The house is marvellous in its own right, even without the Kipling association. The memorabilia on Kipling's life really opened my eyes as to the life of this exraordinary man. The exhibition about Kipling's role in the War Graves Commission was especially moving. The gardens surrounding the house are a delight, a peaceful oasis of water, lawn, flowers and shady woodland. I absolutely adored Bateman's.
Address: Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, England, TN19 7DS
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: off the A265
Phone: 01435 882 302
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: TQ671 238
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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