In east Sussex, just a short train journey from London, lies the beautiful estate of Bateman’s, once the home of the writer of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, and now a beautifully preserved National Trust property.
I had plenty of opportunities on my visit to use my camera and I have included a small selection of pictures that reflect the beauty of the place.
The main house, which was the Kipling home is kept just as he lived and worked in it; his study is particularly interesting and can be seen on my Instagram landscape photography site.
This is a perfect place for a day trip and picnic in garden. If you don’t want to pack a picnic, there is an excellent small cafe and 33 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds to wander.