Peter Thorogood, author, composer and historian, and Curator Roger Linton, conservator, designer and landscape gardener, welcome you to their family home. Together with other members of their family, they saved St Mary’s from semi-dereliction in 1984 and have brought the house and gardens to their present splendour. They were jointly awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to conservation and the arts.

For information about visiting St Marys please see the following pages:

Open Days

Private Group Visits

Eat & Shop


Learning outside the classroom (School Visits)

Gift Vouchers

Visitors with Disabilities

We welcome visitors with disabilities; staff are there to advise when needed. There are clear-print room guides in every room. Visitors in wheelchairs may visit the ground floor rooms and the gardens. There is a toilet for wheelchair users next to the tea-room and shop. You can download St. Mary’s House & Gardens Access Statement (Acrobat PDF format).

What our visitors say:  

“Intimate feeling exuded by this lived-in abode; the love and care shows.”  

“Turning every corner was a surprise.”  

“A little gem of a place… gardens gorgeous.”  

“Beautiful house and very informative story of its journey through the ages.”  

“We have never received such wonderful hospitality and friendly welcome.”

“We have never received such wonderful hospitality and friendly welcome.”