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Notice: The Cow Shed Coffee Shop will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 19th January for two weeks. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, we appreciate your patience.

The perfect setting for an Edwardian country retreat

'This is a delicious house...' remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside.  It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

Marvel at the glittering Gold Room, designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects.

The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses at their best in June, a herbaceous border that we’re currently restoring to pre-war glories and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.

The wider estate provides plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills, with four waymarked trails to try.

Polesdonopoly fun and games

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter 

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter

Get rich and live a life of luxury like Mrs Greville. Earn your fortune and buy your favourite parts of Polesden by playing silly games across the grounds. Players are issued with a game map and playing pieces, and the person with the most 'property' at the end of the game wins a prize.

Best of all, you'll laugh your socks off in the process.

£5 for one game bag serving five players.

What's on in January

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The gardens, the Granary Cafe, the Cowshed Coffeeshop, and our shops will be open during the week from 10am until 4pm.

The house will be open on weekends for Glorious Glimpse guided house tours from 11am until 3.30pm. There are a variety of different Glorious Glimpse tours to suit different ages and interests.

Volunteer Recruitment Coffee Mornings

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter © Eddie Hyde

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter

If you'd love to volunteer for Polesden Lacey, then we'd love to have you. It's a wonderful way to develop your skills, meet new people and have fun. Come along to one of our two volunteer recruitment coffee mornings and find the perfect role for you. We need all sorts of skills from gardening to social media.

10am until noon

Saturday 31st Jan - house volunteers

Saturday 7th Feb - house and all other departments

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Enjoy a crisp winter walk

You may know the house but walk a little further to see to see breath-taking views of our grounds. There's also a lot to see for wildlife lovers.

New Silver Strollers walking group

In January we're launching a new walking group called the Silver Strollers, specifically for people aged 70 plus. Get active and make some new friends by taking a guided walk through the estate.

Welcome to Mrs Greville's estate