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Features in Simon Jenkins' book England's Thousand Best Houses.

'The best example of late 15th century timber-framing in Sussex.'

'Best Restoration' in Hudsons Heritage Awards 2011.

Highly Commended in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2015-16


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St Mary's is an enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber, West Sussex ... a place of fascination and mystery.

Still a lived-in home, there are fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l'oeil Painted Room. St Mary's has intriguing literary connections ... Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and the Sherlock Holmes story The Musgrave Ritual.

There are five acres of beautiful gardens, with an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil' tree, amusing animal topiary, and 'Secret' Garden with original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden, unusual circular English Poetry Garden, landscape water garden and Rural Museum.

St Mary's hosts world class concerts and events.

Many thousands of visitors have admired its picturesque charm and enjoyed its atmosphere of friendliness and welcome, qualities which make it a visit to remember.





30 April - 28 September

Sundays, Thursdays, B.H. Mondays, plus Wednesdays in August, 2 - 6pm

Private Group Visits by arrangement Apr - Sep

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"A beautiful gem of a house"

"The peace and tranquillity"

"A sense of years of history - a trip back in time"

"It's like a box of chocolates - until opened we had no idea of the wonders inside"

"You have performed miracles in preserving our common heritage for future generations to come"



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