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.

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.'

 

CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

March 28: ST MARY'S HOUSE & GARDENS will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This is to help restrict the spread of corona virus in line with the latest advice from the government. St Mary's will not open for private group visits in April or for public open days in May. Also, we cannot host civil wedding ceremonies for the time being.

This is an unprecedented situation, so please bear with us. We will continue to monitor the situation, and hopefully will be able to open later in the summer, so please check back on this website for updated information. It is also hoped that concerts will be able to take place later in the year.

 

 
               
 
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St Mary's House & Gardens, Bramber    Telephone 01903 816205    email info@stmarysbramber.co.uk