St Mary's is an enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed
house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber, West
Sussex ... a place of fascination and mystery.
Still a lived-in home,
fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l'oeil
Painted Room. St Mary's has intriguing literary connections ... Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being
Earnest, and the Sherlock Holmes story The Musgrave Ritual.
There are five acres of
beautiful gardens, with an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil'
tree, amusing animal topiary, and 'Secret' Garden with
original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden,
circular English Poetry Garden, landscape
water garden and Rural
St Mary's hosts world class concerts and events.
Many thousands of visitors have admired its picturesque charm and enjoyed
its atmosphere of friendliness and welcome, qualities which make it
a visit to remember.