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St Mary's House and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Street, Bramber, STEYNING, West Sussex, BN44 3WE

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Enchanting medieval pilgrim inn. Still a lived-in home. Atmospheric interiors. Unique Elizabethan 'Painted Room'. Charming gardens. Amusing animal topiary. Morning coffee and country house teas. Corporate hospitality and wedding receptions catered for.

Programme of concerts and garden events on request. Public Open Afternoons: May to end of September. Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2-6pm. Last entry 5pm.
Group visits: April to September. Daily 9-6pm (except public open afternoons)

Gift shop. Car-park.

'The best example of late 15th century timber framing in Sussex'. "Highly Commended" in Tourism ExSEllence Awards. Features in Simon Jenkins' book "England's Thousand Best Houses". Member of the Historic Houses Association.

Charming cottage-style tea room.
Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial.
Guided Tours: Obligatory for groups (max 60).Visit time 2½hrs. Parking: 20 cars, 2 coaches.

Guide Prices

House & Gardens: Adult £10, Conc. £9 Child £5, Groups (25+) £10. Gardens only: Adult/Conc £6, Child £3, Groups £6.


Road Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Shoreham by sea station is 5 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* May-end Sept: Suns, Thurs & BH Mons plus Weds in Aug, 2-6pm. Last entry 5pm. Groups at other times by arrangement.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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