St Mary's House & Gardens

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Welcome to St Mary's, an enchanting historic pilgrim inn, c1450, in the downland village of Bramber, West Sussex. Many thousands of visitors admire its picturesque charm and enjoy its atmosphere of friendliness and welcome.

Still a lived-in home, the fine panelled rooms include the unique Elizabethan trompe l'oeil Painted Room. Intriguing literary connections with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and the Sherlock Holmes story The Musgrave Ritual.

The five acres of beautiful gardens include an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil' tree, amusing animal topiary, and the 'Secret' Garden with original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden, terracotta garden, King's Garden, unusual circular English Poetry Garden, Landscape Water Garden and Rural Museum.

Meet the owners and see them talk about their life at St Mary's and the restoration of the house & gardens: play video.

TRIP ADVISOR 2019 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

FOR THE CONSISTENT ACHIEVEMENT OF HIGH RATINGS FROM VISITORS. Read reviews

One of 'England's Thousand Best Houses' (Sir Simon Jenkins)

'The best example of late 15th century timber-framing in Sussex.'

 

St Mary's House & Gardens receives lifeline grant from Government's 1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

St Mary's is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government, thanks to the 1.57 billion #CultureRecoveryFund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

103 million has been devoted to the heritage sector, including St Mary's, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the heritage sector.

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ST MARY'S HOUSE & GARDENS ARE NOW CLOSED

We reopen for the 2021 season on 2 May 2021.

Public open days May - September: Sundays, Thursdays, BH Mondays, 2 - 6pm

Private groups by appointment at other times, April - September

 
         

       

 
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