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Lovely day

Beautiful gardens and grounds. Had a good Downton vibe. Very forward thinking homeowner! Good... read more

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Taylor492014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Lovely house and grounds

Great walks through woods or gardens. House had interesting stories about owner and staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mothergoosethemoose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walks through woods or gardens.
House had interesting stories about owner and staff.
Upstairs was a bit disappointing because most bedrooms were not furnished or closed for cleaning/maintenance.
Staff were excellent as were cafes.
Clean facilities (toilets etc.).

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Polesden Lacey on a warm sunny mid-September day. No doubt the good weather did have a positive impact on our enjoyment, but even on a rainy day, the house is a real treat. The guides and volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable; it was really interesting to talk to them. the rooms of the house are fascinating and are very full of art and artefacts; one could spend hours look at these treasures alone. The room described as the "Saloon" is breath-taking:- I will say no more on this so as not to spoil new visitors delight on first seeing it. The rolling lawns are extensive with a great view. The formal gardens are very well stocked and well tended. The grounds go on for miles and are a joy to simply walk and enjoy. Polesden Lacey is worth a visit and is suitable for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ian S
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PolesdenMarketing, Marketing at Polesden Lacey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ian. Hope you can make it back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the National Trust's most visited property, despite not being particularly old -- mostly Edwardian, in fact. It was bought by a brewing magnate for his young wife who, on his death and and on inheriting his fortune, set out to turn it into a country retreat for the cream of society, including royalty. A guided tour of the house tells some of its 'secrets' and brings the history alive. Our guide was very good, neither annoyingly jokey nor boring, but striking the right note to keep the non-specialist audience engaged. The grounds are extensive, with formal areas and sweeping lawns where children can run about, and as at most NT properties, snacks, drinks and light meals, as well as tasteful -- and tasty -- gifts you wouldn't find in the shops.

Date of experience: September 2019
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PolesdenMarketing, Marketing at Polesden Lacey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Polesden Lacey,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The approach to the estate is a delight, there is ample parking spaces and plenty of outlets for food, souvenirs and second- hand books when you arrive. The house stands proud and is a haven of history and well laid out, tidy and clean and staff are on hand in each room. A lovely place to visit. I went midweek and there were hundreds there.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views of Surrey countryside. Visited for the first time. Gardens including the veg garden, rose garden and flower garden were lovely.

We went inside the house, just the ground floor only. Interesting history. Good fun playing on the billiard table. Really enjoyed the visit. Definitely worth going to. Volunteers so knowledgeable and happy to explain things.

Date of experience: September 2019
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