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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.'

Recently Published - The Magical Gardens of St Mary's | Sussex Exclusive

 

ST MARY'S HOUSE & GARDENS ARE OPEN

We are pleased to say that the House is now open, in addition to the Gardens, until 30 September

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

Private groups by appointment at other times  more info

GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS TO ST MARY'S

Pre-booking your visit is recommended, particularly at busier times, like weekends and school holidays. If you do not pre-book, you may be asked to wait in order to manage the flow of people round the house.

BOOK YOUR VISIT here. Please be sure to choose either House & Gardens or Garden Entrance Only.

Friends of St Mary's or Historic Houses members and Gardeners’ World 2for1 voucher holders: when booking choose 'Free Entry' or '2 for 1 Voucher'. You will need to show your membership card/voucher on arrival.

Tickets cannot be exchanged, resold, transferred to another date or refunded.

In line with government guidance, we ask that visitors wear face coverings when inside the house or tea-room in order to keep everyone safe. Please do not visit if you or a family member are feeling unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms, and postpone your visit until you are better.

 

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