The house and view of Ranmore Common
© National Trust/Eddie Hyde
- Set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Polesden Lacey was the weekend party house of incomparable socialite Margaret Greville. Surrounded by 30 acres of grounds and a 1400 acre estate, there is plenty of space to explore and play. Discover world-renowned collections of Fabergé, maiolica and Dutch Old Masters in the 19th-century house, along with changing themes exploring Margaret’s lavish parties, and life in service. The formal gardens offer colour and fragrance throughout the year, from the walled rose garden in the summer to the Graham Stuart Thomas-designed winter garden during colder months. Boasting colourful views that change with every season, the wider estate is also home to a vast array of wildlife including bats and butterflies.