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St. Mary's House & Gardens

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A visit with a difference

A quaint house steeped in history. You will possibly be escorted with one of the owners who are... read more

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The most beautiful cared for house in Sussex!

Do make a point of looking around St Mary's House as it is a gem of a place. There is so much to... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
London England
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A restored pilgrim Inn dating from 1470, this half-timbered house has a wealth of interest and some unique painted and decorated rooms dating from Tudor times. It sits in 5 acres of gardens and has been lovingly restored by the present owners.
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Bramber BN44 3WE, England
+44 1903 816205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quaint house steeped in history. You will possibly be escorted with one of the owners who are quite amusing and knowledgeable about the property. Nice gardens with a nice tea room well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited on 30 September the final day the house opens this year and spent most of the afternoon here. On a warm sunny day, which it wasn't, you could happily sit a while and enjoy the secret garden, which still had a reasonable amount...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FelixStowe10
Reviewed 1 October 2018

By chance we noticed the house and gardens were open, it was a beautiful warm late September day so we visited and we were so glad we did. The gardens are well on the way to being something spectacular, so very peaceful and the house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Do make a point of looking around St Mary's House as it is a gem of a place. There is so much to see and marvel at and the history of the place goes back to medieval times. The gardens are spectacularly lovely and inside...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Haworths63
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Very interesting house and gardens. Very warm welcome given to our coach party by the guides and owner. The guides were very pleasant and very informative which made the visit extra special. The afternoon tea was beautifully presented

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacky H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Amazing place. Very interesting and beautiful with helpful guides who provide plenty of historical backup.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cristina160804
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I was unsure what to expect of this place as it looked small so I didn't think there would be much there to see. How wrong could I be? It is a mini miracle that this place survived and retain so much of its original...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 17 August 2018

My wife & I were in a small group of 16 to have Peter Thorogood as our guide. What an amazing gentleman, at 91 years of age, he gave us an extensive tour of the house and its contents. After an hour he then gave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I am so pleased (a) I saw a listing for St Mary’s in the “Sussex Top Attractions” guide and (b) today’s wet and windy weather did not deter me from visiting. What began as a pilgrim inn c1450 is enchanting. Saved from semi-dereliction in 1984,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GlennS249
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today as a private party and were given a wonderful afternoon tea by the owners Peter and Roger. We were then shown around the house and gardens. It truly is a sight to see. So lovingly looked after by these two gentlemen..with so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Amanda M
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Response from Bryan G | Reviewed this property |
We are members of the HHA so we had free entry but I have just checked on the website and it’s £10 (Adult) £9 (Concession) & £5 child. A family of 2 adults & 2 or more children pay £25. We were staying local so it was a... More
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Response from Bryan G | Reviewed this property |
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