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
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,
terracotta garden, King's Garden,
unusual 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.