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.

Meet the owners and see them talk about their life at St Mary's and the restoration of the house & gardens: play video.

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.'

ST MARY'S TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CRACKER RETURNS!

We are delighted to announce that, after nearly two years without any concerts or special events, the ever-popular Christmas Cracker is returning to St Mary's this December.

Saturday 11 December at 7.00pm

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ST MARY'S HOUSE & GARDENS are now closed

Re-opens May 2022

Public open days May - September: Sundays & Thursdays, 2 - 6pm more info

Private groups by appointment at other times  more info

 

Culture Recovery Fund grant to St Mary's House & Gardens   Read more >>

 
         

       

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