St. Mary's House & Gardens, Bramber

5.0
#32 of 56 in Parks in West Sussex
An enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber, West Sussex... a place of fascination and mystery.

• Still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan 'trompe l'oeil' Painted Room.

• Intriguing literary connections... Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Sherlock Holmes' The Musgrave Ritual.

• Five acres of beautiful gardens, including the ‘Lost Gardens of Bramber’, prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil' tree, amusing animal topiary, and Victorian 'Secret' Garden with unusual circular English Poetry Garden and Rural Museum.

• World class collection of works by Thomas Hood

• See a variety of unusual collections on display, including

- The Handbags Collection

- The Ceramics and Porcelain Collections

- The Napoleonic Collection

Today the house is helped by a team of volunteers who give a warm welcome to thousands of visitors.

There is free parking for visitors and wheel chair access to all ground floor areas.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Really interesting place to visit, a very old house and the team there were very interesting to talk to. Unfortunately the weather was dreadful so we didn't get to look at the gardens.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Very interesting house, full of history and memorabilia. The gardens were a little disappointing but this was mainly due to the fact that they lacked colour at this time of the year. However it was a ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    From a child, I dreamed of going inside this special house full of history and now I've been there. I liked the Victorian gardens, too. Having the owners present adds to the experience which is lackin...  more »
Google
  • A lovely haunted old house. Tours are very interesting. Gardens are lovely to wander about in.
  • S t. Mary's House in Bramber is a mediaeval monastic property of exquisite beauty with a fabulous history. It is well worth visiting again & again & again.............
  • Lovely gardens just beautyful
  • Fantastic house and beautiful garden

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