National Trust’s Polesden Lacey
Finding new things to do during the summer holidays is sometimes tricky. You can’t always do the same thing or visit the same places unless your child/children requests it with those big pleading eyes. This year we decided to go back to our exploring of places of interest such as Polesden Lacey. Polesden Lacey is located near Dorking in Surrey. It is a beautiful Edwardian house and estate under the watchful eye of the National Trust.
The ground floor rooms were opulent and well set as if ready for the lord and lady of the house to come in and entertain in the dining room or chill in their respective sitting rooms.
Most of the ground floor rooms are accessible from this richly decorated hallway (below) with thick red velvet drapes, Japanese jars and a collection of paintings and furniture.
Beautiful dining area
The lady’s dress inside this sitting room is gorgeous with very nice details. Then we enter the gentleman’s domain with a simple desk, pool table and sitting area close to the fireplace set with whiskey and cigars…
The lady’s domain is a lot more glamorous with this magnificent chandelier, ornate furniture and beautiful collection of objects.
What I do not understand though is why there’s so many desk in this house.
Unfortunately, the only viewable bedroom upstairs lacks character and is pretty bland. I hope the when the other bedrooms will be a bit more interesting.
We have seen the outdoor theatre but unfortunately haven’t seen the gardens. It was a very busy afternoon in Polesden Lacey. The live music and estate monopoly game was a lovely addition.
Images taken with Olympus OMD EM5 Mark 2 and iPhone 6.