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 20+ £10.
Garden only:
Adult £6, Child £3, Groups 20+ £6.


Road Directions

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



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


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

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for school groups
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


Opening Times

2020 Openings (1 May 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday14:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday14:00 - 18:00

* Also opening extra Wednesday in August.
Last admission: 17:00

Open alternative days/times for groups by arrangement.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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