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Parham House & Gardens

Parham House Parham Park | Parham Park, Storrington RH20 4HR, England
+44 1903 742021
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Amazing historic house

We are members of the National Trust & HHA(which Parham is a part of) so we have visited many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trossy2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Splendid September Stroll

We visited Parham house today before it closed later in October for the season, and we were not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MissRubyJewels
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“long gallery” (30 reviews)
“walled garden” (22 reviews)
“great hall” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Parham House Parham Park | Parham Park, Storrington RH20 4HR, England
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+44 1903 742021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are members of the National Trust & HHA(which Parham is a part of) so we have visited many historic properties but this was something else! Starting at the entrance hall the paintings in this house are outstanding - apparently 92 came with the property...More

1  Thank Trossy2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Parham house today before it closed later in October for the season, and we were not disappointed. Although there were light showers the gardens are mainly paved and there are plenty of nooks to hide in if you get caught by a larger...More

2  Thank MissRubyJewels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday I visited Parham house and its gardens. The glorious weather has only enhanced the beauty and magical atmosphere surrounding this stunning architectural and historical landmark located in Sussex. The gardens (with their colours and scents) and the house (with its original features and furniture)...More

1  Thank NataMario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens open at 1200 and the house at 1400 so this makes Parham a great afternoon visit. Lovely gardens although late August probably past their best. The house is well worth the wait for its opening, very interesting and informative as to its history....More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

For a start entrance price is much less than a similar National Trust property. Parham feels lived in and owes almost everything you see including contents to the devoted restoration carried out by Clive and Alicia Pearson between the two world wars. The long gallery...More

1  Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I had never heard of this house before visiting and am surprised about that. It's an amazing house built in the 1500's and rescued by a dedicated family. The extensive gardens alone are well worth a visit ! We couldn't believe it was only £12.10...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Every room in the house has cut flowers from the garden or a flowering plant. Helpful and enthusiastic room guides. Fabulous conservatory of fragrant flowing plants. Beds of vegetables form part of the garden. Proper brick wendy house. Good plant sale area. Kitchen restaurant for...More

1  Thank 284scb
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Booked on line (cheaper) and had a really nice lunch. The food was good and wholesome. The walled gardens were amazing with a loverly selection of plants, plus we have not seen so many butterflies in one place -ever! Highly recommended.

2  Thank MGB63
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This house, rescued from near dereliction by Pearson wealth during the 20th century is stunning. I think it is the loveliest house of its period that I have seen. The joy is that it has been renovated on a generous budget to be lived in....More

1  Thank ian j
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

One just knows when something is just right- not too much, not too little. Just enough to give one that satisfied subliminal feeling inside.. and so it is with Parham House and Gardens. ( and Cafe!). Tastefully and intelligently preserved, one almost feels as if...More

1  Thank RumReview
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Brian R
23 August 2015|
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Response from Parham_House_Gardens | Property representative |
Dear Brain, I am sorry to not have come back to you sooner. Our full accessibility details can be found found on our website under 'plan your visit' (as we cannot include a link in this reply). If you do require any more... More
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theresaKent
17 March 2015|
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Response from Parham_House_Gardens | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. We do welcome dogs on leads throughout the Garden, Pleasure Grounds and Parkland walks. Best wishes, Parham House & Gardens.
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