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 2018 Certificate of Excellence. Read reviews

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

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


PUBLIC OPEN DAYS Sundays, Thursdays & BH Mondays, 2 - 6pm (2 May to end of September)   more >>

Private Group Visits by arrangement Apr - Sep    more >>

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