Sundays were born and bred for relaxing, socialising and of course, indulging. I spent mine in the realms of Surrey, visiting the beautiful 18th century house of Polesden Lacey for a weekend peruse.
Enormous, spectacular and filled with splendour, it was an ideal Sunday visit after my original plans to head up to the Big Smoke fell through (usual business for Southern Rail). Not only gorgeous, its grounds were playing host to an annual food festival – superb views and delicious food? I had clearly stumbled across a little piece of English bliss.
It’s difficult not to be inspired by the grounds and its beautiful building when you stroll around – stunning even when surrounded by hoards of people and tents. Only a few mere miles from Dorking, the retreat was once home to famed Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and celebrities of her time.
Essentially, it was a socialite’s haven – and it’s clear to see why visitors still flock in droves to its doors and tranquil gardens today.
I’ll be spending the next few weeks immersed in the city, so it’s nice to get one last glimpse of the rural English countryside – especially a view as beautiful as Polesden Lacey.
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