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St. Mary's House & Gardens, Bramber

4.9
#42 of 58 in Parks in West Sussex
Garden Nature / Park
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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5.0
  • Absolutely fascinating on many levels. Both the building itself and the well-chosen contents are extremely interesting.  more »
  • Lovely house and garden with masses to see. Volunteers seemed to know their stuff and it all felt very homely and friendly. To make it even more attractive they have gorgeous home-made cakes, scones e...  more »
  • A beautiful original Tudor House still privately owned and lived in with outstanding features and lovely themed gardens. A real gem to discover, hidden away in the pretty village of Bramber. At treasu...  more »
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  • 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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