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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.
Halloween - through the looking glass
The jabberwocky is out to get Alice. Find your way through nun's walk and piece together a warning for Alice with the help of the wonderland creatures. But hurry! There isn't much time. The trail runs from Saturday 24 October until Sunday 1 November. £2 per child and normal admission applies.
Enjoy delicious local produce, cookery demonstrations and the chance to find Christmas gifts for the foodie in your life. Normal admission applies.
Book your Christmas lunch early
We'll be serving up delicious and traditional Christmas lunches at Polesden Lacey and, for the first time, diners will be able to explore the house dressed for Christmas during weekdays this December. Have a look at our menu to tempt your taste buds and for more information about costs and how to book.
Fiery autumn colour
From now until the end of October, Polesden Lacey is aflame with autumn colours. Take a walk through ancient woodland on Ranmore Common and enjoy the beauty of the changing season.