Explore the former home of writer Rudyard Kipling

Burwash, East Sussex

Bateman’s is a 17th Century house built in a Wealden Valley, and was once home to Jungle Book author, Rudyard Kipling.

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When Kipling first saw Bateman's in 1900 he fell in love with it at first sight, and made it his home in 1902. He lived there until his death in 1936.

Explore the rooms used by Kipling, including his study which has been kept exactly how it was when he wrote some of his finest works including the Just So stories, If…, The Glory of the Garden and Puck of Pook’s Hill - named after the hill visible from the house.

The house's setting and the wider local area features in many of his stories in Puck of Pook's Hill. It is also where the exterior scenes for the TV film My Boy Jack - starring Daniel Radcliffe - about the death of Kipling's young son in the First World War were filmed.

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