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Parham House & Gardens

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Address: Parham House Parham Park | Parham Park, Storrington RH20 4HR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1903 742021
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

One of the top twenty in Simon Jenkins's book 'England's Thousand Best...

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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Well worth a visit. Lovely location and the rooms are such that you feel you are in that period.good surrounding countryside

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Well worth a visit. Lovely location and the rooms are such that you feel you are in that period.good surrounding countryside

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visited here on the recommendation of the owners of the holiday cottage we were staying in and were not disappointed. We took advantage of the dry weather and visited the gardens first and they were lovely, still full of colour for the time of year and obviously well tended. The glasshouse plants were amazing! Ater a spot of lunch (again,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rolling landscape. Fabulous house with some unique features. Lovely gardens which holds fetes and fairs at various times of the year. Dogs allowed on leads in the grounds but not in the house. Small and restricted cafe. Somewhat officious volunteer parking attendant who seemed to delight in making people move from place to place, largely unnecessarily but much to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Parham house and gardens must have been quite astonishing at some time in the past, but it very much looks like after getting prices and nominations years ago the owners were only interested in earning as much money with it as possible, while spending as little as possible for keeping it in a proper state. Plants in the garden haven't... More 

2 Thank Dirk_and_Michaela
Felpham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited The Autumn Fair on Saturday and had a fabulous 4 hour stay. Themed for the Elizabethan era with suitably costume dressed performers and staff, the whole day was a delight. The gardens are for us the best bit with something new for each season. The house is beautiful as are the artefacts and paintings but I would recommend... More 

1 Thank Join8
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

On a beautiful sunny day we spent a lovely day at Parham starting off with the working horses demonstration followed by a Falconry display by very informative presenters. The cookery demo has inspired me to follow in Rosemary Moon's footsteps making full use of seasonal produce. The wines on offer from Stopham vineyard were delightful as was the coffee and... More 

1 Thank yvonnetaylor33
Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've been led to Parham House by a native English and it proved to be a jewel for a person who loved English Heritage, like me. You cannot missi it: the house is awesome, as weel as the garden. I loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Taking the morning guided tour is certainly worthwhile as you get to see the house before the public are admitted in the afternoon. Everyone was very helpful and visiting the long gallery is an absolute must. Had lunch in the cafe which was very nice and home cooked.

1 Thank Lynne B
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Spent an afternoon here ,the house is not all that interesting although quite historic but the grounds and garden are very pretty .The green house was my favourite bit ,its not huge but full of tropical plants and smells lovely .I wouldn't recommend the tea shop in the garden as my coffee was very weak and all the cakes tasted... More 

1 Thank Feeona W
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a very sunny Sunday which we accepted was a real advantage but nevertheless Parham is a real gem. It's of a size you can relate to rather than a huge stately home. The room guides are excellent as are the general information notices/sheets. The art us cleverly arranged in chronological order as you progress round the house.... More 

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