St Mary's House and Gardens

This Enchanting timber-framed Grade I Listed, historic house in the downland village of Bramber was built in 1470 by Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, Provost of Eton College and founder of Magdalen College Oxford. It was a medieval pilgrim inn which is a still lived-in home today. Classified as "the finest example of late 15th century timber-framing in Sussex" it boasts atmospheric interiors with fine panelled rooms that include an Elizabethan "Painted Room". The gardens are enchanting and there is much to see including - amusing animal topiary, a Living Fossil Tree, the ivy clad ' Monk's Walk', floral borders and water features. The house has connections with Knights' Templar, Charles II, Sherlock Holmes and the 'Importance of Being Earnest'. Teas,  Gift shop.

Opening times: May to end September, Sun, Thu, BH Mon 2 - 6pm

The Street, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE Tel: 01903 816205, Email: