Oast House, Bateman’s, Burwash


Oast House, Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7DS


A charming detached 3 bedroom period oast cottage on the edge of the Bateman’s estate, former home to Rudyard Kipling.

  • Entrance Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Boot/Utility Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • 2 further bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Gardens
  • Storage shed
  • Parking
  • Superb rural location with views

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On behalf of The National Trust. Available for a 9 month let. A charming 3 bedroom period detached oast cottage in a wonderful location forming part of the historic Bateman’s Estate and enjoying a wonderful outlook over the grounds and surrounding countryside.




Oast House, Bateman’s enjoys a unique rural situation as part of The National Trust’s Bateman’s estate, once home to Rudyard Kipling, overlooking the gardens and grounds and set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with glorious views over the surrounding countryside and the Rother Valley.  Adjacent to the the Oast House is the 17th century watermill, Park Mill, that forms part of the visitor attractions on the estate with its pretty mill pond behind fed by the River Dudwell.

Bateman’s is set on the edge of the popular village of Burwash which offers a good range of services including a village store, post office, a range of independent shops, cafes and public houses and has a well regarded primary school.  More comprehensive shopping is available in Heathfield, some 8 miles to the west and also offers secondary education, or the large centre of Tunrbidge Wells is some 14 miles to the north and has an excellent shopping centre and wide ranging leisure opportunities.

The property is well placed for access to surrounding towns and villages with excellent transport links to major roads and to London.  Mainline services to London (London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross) are available from Etchingham (3.6 miles) and Stonegate (5.5 miles).

The immediate area offers an extensive network of public footpaths with wonderful walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep.  Bateman’s is on the doorstep to be enjoyed as a visitor attraction as well as other historic places of interest including nearby Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle.

A charming detached single roundel period oast cottage with elevations of red brick with blue headers, hung tile and black weatherboard under a pitched clay tile roof with ornate brick chimneys.  The property has some lovely original features including exposed timbers, period fireplaces, leaded light casement windows and period painted pine cottage doors with black iron fittings and is set in pretty lawned gardens enclosed by hedging.  The property benefits from secondary glazing throughout and an LPG boiler powering the central heating with radiators in all rooms.

The main half glazed entrance door is set at the side of the property off the brick path that leads from the adjoining lane and opens directly into;


Boot/Utility Room with vinyl floor and butler sink with mixer tap over and work surfaces to either side with space and plumbing below for appliances.   Doors to storage cupboard housing electrical fuse box and separate walk in larder with shelving.   Single window with roller blind fitted overlooking rear of the property.  Door and step down to;

Kitchen with vinyl floor and fitted with a range of cream coloured base and wall units with laminate beech effect work surface over incorporating stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over.  Space and plumbing for appliances below work surface and space for electric oven to one end. Wall mounted LPG boiler.   A separate bank of cream painted built in timber cupboards provides additional storage and a brick fireplace houses a compact solid fuel Rayburn providing heating for the kitchen.  A window overlooks the side of the property and has roller blind fitted.  Door to;

Dining Room with carpeted floor, exposed beams and brick fireplace with wooden mantel over.  Built in painted timber storage cupboards are set into the wall to one side of the fireplace.  Aspect over the rear garden with two individual windows having single curtain pole over.

Inner Hallway carpeted with a door leading to a small front entrance porch and the front entrance door leading out onto a path through the front garden.  Stairs to first floor landing and further door to;

Roundel Sitting Room with carpeted floor and double aspect allowing in plenty of natural light and enjoying open views.  A brick fireplace with brick hearth and wooden mantel over houses the log burning stove to be enjoyed in the colder months.  Brass effect curtain poles are fitted above the windows.


Landing partially open with exposed beams, original timber panelled landing balustrade and window over stairs.  Carpeted and with doors off to;

Roundel Bedroom spacious and light with double aspect enjoying stunning views over Bateman’s and surrounding countryside.  Carpeted floor and with attractive Victorian cast iron fireplace with ornate white painted timber surround.

Bedroom 2 a small carpeted double bedroom with feature fireplace and exposed beams with single aspect enjoying open views and roller blind fitted over window.  Door to useful walk in eaves storage cupboard fitted with a light.

Bedroom 3 a carpeted single bedroom with feature fireplace, single window with roller blind over and door to eaves storage cupboard with light fitting.

Family Bathroom with vinyl flooring and tiling to three walls.  A white suite comprises of panelled bath with shower mixer tap and wall mounted shower rail holding detachable shower head, pedestal wash basin with hot and cold taps and WC with high level cistern.   Chrome towel rail fixed above the radiator, towel hooks on back of door, mirrored cabinet over sink and wall mounted extractor fan.

Oast House is approached via Bateman’s Lane off which a concrete drive provides parking for one car with further parking available on the lane.  From the lane, a pedestrian wooden entrance gate is set in the hedge to the side of the property whereupon a brick pathway skirts the rear of the cottage and leads to a terraced area at the far side of the property and the main side entrance door.

The path continues around to the front of the property and to the front entrance door and lawned garden beyond which overlooks the grounds of Bateman’s.  There are attractive planted borders to the edges of the garden and the property is enclosed by a combination of hedging and timber panel fencing.  A large metal storage shed is situated in the corner of the garden adjoining the lane with concrete ramp leading up to the double doors.

Mains water and electricity.  Mains Drainage.   LPG boiler powering heating.  Electric water heating.

Council Tax Valuation Band E (£1,983.89 2015 /16)

LOCAL AUTHORITIES  Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000.  Email: www.wealden.gov.uk

The property is offered unfurnished, for a fixed term of 9 months.  The tenant will be responsible for all outgoings including council tax and all services.

The property is in a sensitive location adjoining a very popular visitor attraction.  There is no permitted access from Oast House into the grounds of Bateman’s.

No smoking permitted on or about the property.  Pets may be considered at the Landlord’s discretion.

The asking rent does not include letting fees.  The National Trust require the following upfront and non-refundable fees to cover the cost of tenant referencing and producing the tenancy agreement.

£25 non-refundable Tenant Referencing Fee (per tenant)

£150 Tenancy Agreement Fee (per property)

Strictly by confirmed and prior appointment with the sole Agent, Samuel & Son.  Tel: 01435 864020.  Email: info@samuelandson.co.uk

From the direction of Heathfield and after the traffic lights at the top of Mutton Hall Hill, proceed east on the A265/Burwash Road.  Continue for 5.4 miles, through Broad Oak and Burwash Common before turning right onto Bateman’s Lane which has a brown tourist sign indicating the direction to Bateman’s.  Follow Bateman’s Lane, continuing past the entrance to Bateman’s and after about a ¼ of a mile, the property will be seen on the right hand side.  Parking is available on the first concrete drive on the opposite side of the road.


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