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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.
Seasonal delights in the Granary Cafe
Our chefs have cooked up a delicious new menu in time for spring using the best in local and seasonal ingredients.
Come and see the beautiful snowdrops that are popping up along Lime Walk or walk down to the Winter Garden designed by Graham Stuart Thomas to enjoy the lovely yellow aconites.
This emotive, one-room exhibition explores the lives of the officers who recovered at Polesden Lacey when the house became a convalescent home in 1915, when even Mrs Greville's most famous guests were touched by war.
- 28 February - 31 Oct
- Free exhibition, normal admission applies
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Welcome to Mrs Greville's estate
See the welcome leaflet for more information on what to do and what facilities we have...