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.'

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE GARDENS IN 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

May 30: ST MARY'S HOUSE & GARDENS remain CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING, in line with the government's guidance. However, we are hoping to be able to open the gardens when it is safe to do so, although the house would have to remain closed. Please check back on this website for updated information. In the meantime you can watch a video here of the beautiful gardens of St Mary's bursting into life this springtime.

GROUP VISITS: although we are unable to have group visits at present, we are taking bookings for 2021. Please click here for more information.

WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS: while weddings and functions at St Mary's are not possible at the moment, we are taking bookings for 2021. Please click here for more information.

 

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