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“A Country Estate with far reaching views”

Parham House & Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the top twenty in Simon Jenkins's book 'England's Thousand Best Houses'. Idyllically set in the heart of an ancient deer park, below the South Downs, the Elizabethan house contains an important collection of needlework, paintings and furniture. The spectacular Long Gallery is the third longest in England. The gardens include a four-acre Walled Garden with stunning herbaceous borders, plus Pleasure Grounds. Parham has always been a well-loved family home, and only three families have lived here since its foundation stone was laid in 1577. Its tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the years. Now owned by a charitable trust, the house is lived in by Lady Emma Barnard, her husband James and their family. Open from Easter Sunday until the end of October. Please see the website for days and times.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Today(7th August 2014) visited Parham,a Country House with Gardens,complete with Cricket Pitch and Church,and far reaching views over the Sussex Countryside & Downland. I took my elderly Mother,86 yesterday,who has walking difficulties,and was pleased to see that most paths accomodated for her wheels,around the Estate. She & I enjoyed the well stocked walled garden,laid out with a few old seats,the mixed orchard including the resident free roaming large breed chickens.Flowers to the house come from this garden.Not a National Trust/English Heritage Property,but run by a Charitable Trust. Has a small tea room/restaurant on-site,and if you do agree the tax refund on your entery fee,your rewarded with a Tea/Coffee and Bicky ,should you want one.Clean on-site loos too!Several Coach parties whilst we were there,and all easily fitting in within the large grounds. Lawned Carpark on a slight hill.But those who are wheelchair bound(not my Mother,)you can park nearer the house.You can pay House & Garden or just Garden.Your choice!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

The drive up to the home is great as it winds through the huge parklands.
There is a lovely picnic area under the trees adjacent to the car park... it is far prettier than it sounds.
The house and exhibits are fantastic as is the rambling gardens.
Such a gem.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

My wife and I visited Parham House after Petworth House and on our way to Brighton and we were very impressed with walking around the house and enjoyed the gardens and tea room.
From entering the house by the fountain court you walk through to The Great Hall then onto The Parlour..The saloon..The Great Chamber..The West Room..The Green Ante..The Green Room..The Long Gallery (at the top of the house and runs the entire length 160 ft the third longest in England) off the gallery The White Room and The Ship Room(Very interesting exhibition about the Pearsons purchasing Parham and all the renovation and conservation in 1920's and 1930's till they opened to the public in 1948).
Adjoining the house is The Big Kitchen which was the former Tudor kitchen where we enjoyed a tea and cake by sitting outside and then spent an hour strolling around the walled garden and pleasure grounds.

If we are in the area we would certainly visit again.Glad that we joined the HHA in May as we have our value already.

Adults £10.00 House and Garden £8.00 Garden Senior £9.00 (£7.00) Child 5-15 £5.00(£4.00) Family 2+4 £28.00 (£22.00) HHA Members Free

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Lovely house with a wonderful long gallery; which on its own made the visit worthwhile.
Gorgeous and very extensive gardens; the Wendy House was a particular joy.
Lots of steps in the house and the garden is very large. The Big Kitchen had lovely food, very tempting and tasty. Nice toilets - easy to find, clean and spacious.

2  Thank Heyer100
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

From the friendly greeting at the car park to the tea and home made cakes this was a perfect afternoon.

The gardens were in full bloom and would do justice to episode of Gardeners World. Good selection of plants to buy as well.

An informal privately run place that is a patch of English pleasure by the South Downs.

3  Thank Fred G
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