Hey there lovely people!
Welcome back! (or welcome if you have only just stumbled across my little blog!)
So here I am again in my little online nook, entertaining myself (and hopefully you as well) by uploading photographs from some of my recent amblings and prattling on about them to you…you lucky thing. SO if you fancy it, I invite you to get comfy and have a little scroll through my snaps! Speaking of fancy…holy crap was this place just that.
So on my latest wandering I went to Polesdan Lacey, an Edwardian country retreat once belonging to Mrs Greville, a society host in her time. The house is now part of the National Trust and offers access to explore the vast grounds, and inside certain parts of the house which exhibit refurbished rooms and suites, as well as pieces from Mrs Greville’s own collection of ceramics and art left to the trust. Polesdan Lacey was actually the location of the Queen Mother’s honeymoon as I discovered on one the house tours! I actually felt pretty riff raff-y wandering through the rooms once housing royalty in my old denim jacket with the hot chocolate stain on the sleeve! Not quite in keeping with the grandeur of the house!
Stately homes and gardens are just one of my favorite places to explore, this house in particular is just so beautiful, with its pale yellow stone, turrets, pillared entrances and the hedging studded with little jewel like berries. Plus I really don’t think there is anything more peaceful than exploring wide open expanses of green and woodland on a bright clear day. Though I did have a wander and tour through the house, my favorite shots of the day were of the beautiful grounds so these are the ones I will be sharing with you! 🙂
The lovely thing about Polesdan Lacey is that it really does cater for all ages. Whether you’re interested in the cultural side and historical aspects of the house, or just want somewhere to take your kids for a picnic and a run around in the fresh air, I saw people of all ages during my visit. Unfortunately by the time I returned to my car it was too dark to capture clearly but the driveway up to the entrance is wide and sweeping and pretty magnificent in itself! I highly recommend here for a day out! There is also a cafe and a gift shop with a range of home decorations, confectionery and books (I bought my mum some fudge as I’m trying to turf my brother out as favorite child… haha!)
Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos of my day at Polesdan Lacey and I will be back very soon with more posts I hope you will also enjoy!