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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

Sit down to a delicious meal in the Granary Cafe © Camilla Morgan

Sit down to a delicious meal 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. 

More about where you can eat at Polesden Lacey

Spring flowers

Sit down to a delicious meal in the Granary Cafe © Camilla Morgan

Sit down to a delicious meal in the Granary Cafe

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.

Society's Soldiers

Find out more about Raemaekers' visit to Polesden in 1916 © Camilla Morgan

Find out more about Raemaekers' visit to Polesden in 1916

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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Polesden sets a Guinness World Record

The team at Polesden have finally received confirmation from Guinness World Records that we have set the world record for the most number of people to roll down a hill in one hour.

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

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