A full and glorious day including Standen House, Webb’s Arts and Crafts masterpiece, Rudyard Kipling’s 17th Century Batemans and the icing on the cake, Chagall’s dramatic stained glass windows at Tudeley All Saint’s.
Discover Standen House, a creative masterpiece designed by Philip Webb, taking inspiration from the local Sussex vernacular, and furnished by Morris & Co. Standen was the Beale family’s country retreat from 1894 and today you will still find the warm, welcoming feel of the home they planned.
Bateman’s is very much a family home that feels as though the Kiplings have just gone out for the day. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, it provided a much-needed sanctuary to world-famous writer Rudyard Kipling and inspired his work. The rooms, described by him as ‘untouched and unfaked’, remain much as he left them, with oak furniture, Persian rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with India.