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Parham House & Gardens

Parham House Parham Park | Parham Park, Storrington RH20 4HR, England
+44 1903 742021
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Magnificent Elizabethan gem immaculately kept up

This house, rescued from near dereliction by Pearson wealth during the 20th century is stunning. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian j
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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A perfect slice of England

One just knows when something is just right- not too much, not too little. Just enough to give one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RumReview
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Chichester, 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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“long gallery” (28 reviews)
“great hall” (9 reviews)
“walled garden” (19 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parham House stands head & shoulders above most West Sussex attractions. The house looks quite wonderful as you approach it through parkland in a beautiful setting under the South Downs. The historic house itself is still lived-in. It is fascinating, particularly the long gallery. The...More

1  Thank sussexrowmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the recent garden show in the grounds of Parham House. Parking was easy and close to the house on fairly even ground. We enjoyed the band and the Morris dancers too. A nice tough! Thank you to the Lady...More

1  Thank Jeanwats0n
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a real pleasure to discover and visit Parham. Amazing house and gardens (the latter seem to go on for ever). Charming and informative guides everywhere. Delightful lunch served with grace. Certainly on my list of places to return to with others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to Parham for years and re-visited for their annual Garden Show but also went into the house. This has such a wonderful welcoming atmosphere and all the rooms have BIG windows letting in lots of light. It feels like a family home...More

1  Thank 428retro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parham is an outstanding and elegant Elizabethan House. Brightness shines in though its unusually large expanse of windows, highlighting treasures carefully collected over the years. Before a delicious lunch served with courtesy, we visited the magical and properly English gardens, including a most special and...More

2  Thank IvyViolet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little daunted on arrival to see thousands of cars, glittering in the sun, field after field of them. However they were mostly there for the Garden Festival that we had not known about, and when we entered the house we found it...More

1  Thank Robertsbridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit for the gardens, house and views across the downs but if you want refreshments bring your own. The main restaurant really needs to get its act together. We ordered sandwiches/light snacks for four & were told there would be a 15...More

Thank Brackenwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest we stumbled upon Parham almost by accident. What a pleasure. The house is steeped in history, totally fascinating and presented in a way that holds your interest. Wonderful artifacts from all over the world. Must be seen. And if that wasn't good...More

1  Thank Paul G
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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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