Earlier this week we made a brief visit to Polesden Lacey, a National Trust property not far from Guildford. This image was taken from the Terrace looking across to an expanse of woodland. What an unexpected treat for the eyes – such a broad palette of colours.
Polesden Lacey was home to Margaret Greville at the beginning of the 20th century, an Edwardian Socialite well-known for her extravagant weekend parties for the rich and powerful, both at this house, and also at her London home. Guests included the Duke and Duchess of York – later to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the parents of our current Queen) – and several Maharajas from India. The estate encompasses superb landscaped gardens (which we have yet to see) and 1400 acres with some of the finest views in the Surrey Hills.