Polesden Lacey is Mrs Greville’s stylish country residence bought in 1906 and re-designed as the perfect setting to entertain royalty, politicians and the best of Edwardian society. It was the time when nothing was too much for the hostess.
Mrs Greville’s stylish country residence
This is where Charlie and I met up with friends for a lovely Sunday stroll, with a special and the most desirable invitation, of course.
Surrounded by breathtaking Surrey Hills, the country estate was the place where Mrs Greville hosted weekend parties and hung around with her friends, such as King George VI and the Queen Mother. I’ve seen one or two pictures in the house of the King casually relaxing in this beautiful and rather lavish mansion.
Polesden Lacey was actually bough to Margaret Greville and her husband by her father, who made his fortune as a brewer. What a purchase!
Who is this Mrs Greville?
As a non British person, I am not always familiar with various honoured figures of the British society, but it’s always good to learn, right. So I’ve learnt that Margaret Greville was one of the most foremost society hostesses of Edwardian London, a philanthropist and a very close friend of Queen Mary.
‘She was so shrewd, so kind and so amusingly unkind, so sharp, such fun, so naughty’ – The Queen Mother.
Margaret married Ronald Greville, second son of the 2nd Baron Greville and just like that, with her husband’s connections and fathers weath, Mrs Greville moved into the social circles of the elite.
Ready for the party!
There’s is a room in the mansion full of hats and other glamorous accessories. How could I resist? There were lots of little girls trying on hats and dresses so I joined the party.
Exploring the grounds of Polesden Lacey
While exploring the ground of this beautiful mansion, I really enjoyed the idea that 100 years ago royalty played golf and gossiped surrounded by this stunning greenery.
The property and its grounds is huge and so stunning. I loved how the bright yellow house stood out against the surrounding landscape.
We really enjoyed our visit and highly recommend a day out at this Edwardian property.
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