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Short, stout and unprepossessing, the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville gave snobbery a bad name. To the privileged and powerful, she was generous to a fault. To those who were neither, she was a toxic vulgarian who elevated malice to an art form. Cecil Beaton, who knew a thing or two about snobbery himself, described her as ‘a gallumphing and greedy old toad who watered at the chops at the sight of royalty...and did nothing for anybody but the rich.’ Osbert Sitwell observed that her many foes ‘enchanted her, for she was a courageous and an accomplished warrior, and liked to make use of her technique, acquired through many years. Thus when she entered an assembly, many a fashionable hostess quailed.’ If Mrs Greville - ‘Maggie’ - took the worst traits of Lady Montdore and blended them with those of the Marquise de Merteuil, she was at least utterly unembarrassed. To her way of thinking, a well-chosen enemy was as much to be relished as a well-chosen friend - and careers and reputations hung in the balance until she had assigned you to one camp or the other. Yet there was another side to her nature. Open, honest and unaffected, she dearly loved the few she loved at all (admittedly, two of the elect were queens: Victoria Eugenie of Spain and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, consort of George VI). Her saving grace, noted Sonia Keppel, was her sincere and unflagging interest in people. And nobody ever doubted her genius for hospitality: whether at Polesden Lacey (which she acquired in 1906) or her townhouse on Charles Street in Mayfair. Can one entirely despise a woman who bewailed the number of red carpets she used up in a Season? #Staircase #MrsRonnieGreville #MargaretGreville #CarolusDuran #Portrait #Edwardian #Society #Aristocracy #CountryHouse #PolesdenLacey #Surrey #England
Found her own little game to play @polesdenlacey picking up stones and popping them into the drain hole 🤪🤦🏽‍♀️ gave me chance to soak up the surroundings at least #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #toddlerfun #toddlerlife #toddleractivity #toddlerapproved #toddlersofig #toddlersofinsta #toddlersofinstagram #localtourist #livelocal #surreymum #surreymummy #mumswithcameras #mumlife
You may choose to think of Polesden Lacey as a landlocked ocean liner: a giant vessel designed for the amusement and comfort of the migratory rich. If the analogy seems far-fetched, consider this. The interiors were designed by Charles Mewès and Arthur Davis, the architects responsible, either singly or in tandem, for the eclectic luxuries of the Amerika (1905), the Imperator/Berengaria (1913), the Vaterland/Leviathan (1914) and the Aquitania (1914). For the Edwardians, variety really was the spice of life: hence the motley array of countries (England, France, Italy) and periods (sixteenth century, seventeenth century, eighteenth century) plundered for the delectation of Mrs Greville and her cronies. Whilst not exactly harmonious, the effect is never less than entertaining. Imagine it’s 1909. By brougham or by motor, you’ve arrived in a crunch of gravel for a Saturday to Monday in the presence of royalty - perhaps multiple royalties. Your first port of call is the Blue Cloakroom (now a sad and institutional cream). During the winter months, you shed your sables in front of a cheery fire; in summer, your veils and dusters. After washing your hands (the rose geranium soap is from Floris), you steal a glance into the gilt-edged glass. If you’re a lady visitor, you might apply the discreetest dab of powder before you fluff your hair to its most becoming volume. Polesden Lacey is not a house in which it’s permissible to look anything other than your very best. #Edwardian #Interior #CountryHouse #PolesdenLacey #Surrey #England
Have you checked our InstaStory? This week we're asking you to help us to make an important decision. We are selecting a gravel mulch for our Iris and Lavender Gardens🌿🌿🌿. Swipe through the pics and drop us a message 💌↗or comment below ⬇ and let us know which one is your favourite! Each pic shows what the gravel looks when dry or wet. We'd love to hear from you!
#PhoebeApprenticeRanger continues this week, with 9 different missions for families to play every day at @polesdenlacey - including a visit to one of our favourite spots, the Bird Hide. Find out more about the places you can explore in our gallery: http://bit.ly/2M7zVQz #NationalTrust #PolesdenLacey #Birdhide #Family
If I was a rich man, nanananananananananananana i'd make my saloon as golden as Mrs Greville #polesdenlacey #nationaltrust #golden #statelyhome
Mummy: ‘Amelia turn around so I can take a photo...cheese???...please....’ - Amelia’s inner monologue: ‘she said there would be ice cream all I can see is flowers and grass!’ - #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #livelocal #localtourist #toddlerapproved #toddleractivity #toddlerfun #toddlerfuntimes #toddlersass #toddler #toddlersofig #toddlersofinsta #toddlersofinsta #toddlersofinstagram #mumswithcameras #mumlife #surreymum #surreymummy
#Repost @disraeli81 with @get_repost ・・・ Comfortably, even blissfully, located in the depths of rural Surrey, Polesden Lacey is many things. Architecturally distinguished isn’t one of them. Not that it really matters. The moment one steps inside, one appreciates that stylistic purity is not, and never was, the point of this most entertaining of country houses. #Stucco #Edwardian #Architecture #CountryHouse #AmbrosePoynter #PolesdenLacey #Surrey #England #vogue #gq #houseandgarden #house #home #property #architecture #style #design #cityscape #history #instahome #luxury #view #تزیین #室內 #Dekoration #διακοσμηση #ديكور_داخلي #nyc #london
Way back, in 1995, we carried out a lot of colour-matching work at Polesden Lacey. We also re-coloured the Casson Arch on the approach to the house - Regrann from @disraeli81 - Comfortably, even blissfully, located in the depths of rural Surrey, Polesden Lacey is many things. Architecturally distinguished isn’t one of them. Not that it really matters. The moment one steps inside, one appreciates that stylistic purity is not, and never was, the point of this most entertaining of country houses. #Stucco #Edwardian #Architecture #CountryHouse #AmbrosePoynter #PolesdenLacey #Surrey #England - #regrann #papersandpaints #patrickbaty #paint #paintcolour #paintcolor #advice #anatomyofcolor #anatomyofcolour #coliurmatching
Comfortably, even blissfully, located in the depths of rural Surrey, Polesden Lacey is many things. Architecturally distinguished isn’t one of them. Not that it really matters. The moment one steps inside, one appreciates that stylistic purity is not, and never was, the point of this most entertaining of country houses. #Stucco #Edwardian #Architecture #CountryHouse #AmbrosePoynter #MargaretGreville #PolesdenLacey #Surrey #England
Our last day of adventure... so beautifully British ... stately home and to die for gardens ❤️😍❤️ #timewithfriends #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #adventure #garden #explorer #grateful #freshair #british #historic #lastdayvacay #emptynesters #emptynesterslife #workonline
Love the way this couple refuse to let a spot of rain ruin their day out #bestofbritish #shotoniphone #polesdenlacey #nationaltrust
No such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing 🍰🍾☔️ . #sundayjazz #polesdenlacey #britishsummer #nationaltrust #picnicparty #viponds
A seat with a view at Polesden Lacey! Don’t forget to pause and appreciate the views on your next visit to this fabulous Edwardian house and estate. Fantastic shot @alpana.deshmukh - thank you so much for sharing.
The best place to spend a Sunday afternoon #polesdenlacey
Grandma Sunday 👵🏼 #polesdenlacey #nationaltrust #sunday
What a wet and blustery day it is. Thank goodness for the champagne welcome :). #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey
As we travel along life's winding road we will face hardship, joy, love, loss and sorrow. It will shape us, change us and perhaps even alter our life path. And that is OK. Just keep walking.. ☕ 👪 ☀ 🏞 🐦 🇬🇧 🌸 #teasolveseverything_blog #summer #nature #parksandrec #greenery 🌿 #london #londonlife #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #relaxing #scenery #wellbeing #health #emotionalhealth #mumlife #mummyblogger #mom #mommyblogger #parenting #lifestyle #kids #familylife #family
Saturday: Giant couscous salad with halloumi...served with sausages, pitta and crispy kale! Random but tasted good! 😂 ~ ~ The couscous was really simple to make, • Simply fry off some veg, (I used carrot, courgette and green beans) then add your couscous and fry for a further couple of mins. • Next add some cold water and reduce (as per packet instructions!)...i also added a veggie stock cube, some thyme, garlic powder and seasoned... • I used @merchantgourmet giant couscous for this...then simply griddled some halloumi (a definite family fave!) and then topped with some chopped tomato and spring onion! Could do with a splash of balsamic or red wine vinegar too! 👌🏼 ~ ~ I served with some pitta, crispy kale and some sausages... ~ ~ We had a fab day at Polesden Lacey today...kids loved it! Loads for them to do...i also bumped into Gemma from @mutha.hood ! I was slightly star struck 🙈 but I did stop and say hi! She was as lovely as you would imagine her to be! 😍 ~ ~ Then back home for tea, kids are now in bed and hubby and I are trying to stay awake! We fell asleep at 8.30pm last night...I fear jet lag is STILL lurking as we keep waking at 5am too! 😏 so yep we’re trying to make it to 10pm!! #crazycats !!!! Happy Saturday to you all! Hope you’ve had a good one too! Xx ~ ~ #familyfood #familyfoodtribe #familymeals #whatsfordinner #dinnertonight #couscous #recipeshare #surreymum #surreymummy #dinnerideas #kidsfoodideas #kidsfood #whatsfordinner #easycooking #mumcooking #mumlife #lifewithkids #familytime #familydayout #polesdenlacey #starstruck
La bellezza di una giornata di nuvole ☁☔☁
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Don`t forget we celebrate our first birthday this weekend! Hope you join us. ⠀ If you pop in you can enter into our prize draw and win a chocolate hamper!⠀ Looking forward to seeing you!⠀ ⠀ #bookham #bookhamshopping #surrey #surreyshopping #london #thisweekend #oneyearold #invitation #celebration #artisangelato #artisanchocolate #chocolate #gelato #summer #saturday #sunday #today #whatson #local #surreyhills #polesdenlacey ⠀ BBC Surrey Eagle Radio Radio Jackie Surrey Live Surrey Life @Bookham Village Bookham Bound Leatherhead Living Redber Coffee Roastery Novus Tea UK Brooklands Radio
Finally rain! 🙏🏻 and yes, it is stormy too, as in this picture #messyhairdontcare 😂 Polesden Lacey is a beautiful mansion. That's why I never get bored with visiting mansions in England. Every house has its own story 😍 Especially the story of the owner Margaret Greville is impressive 🏰 ——— Endlich Regen! Und stürmisch ist es auch. Ungefähr so wie auf dem Bild hier, als wir das wunderschöne Herrenhaus Polesden Lacey besucht haben 😂 Ich liebe ja die Geschichten rund um die Eigentümer. Deshalb werden mir Herrenhaus- Besichtigungen in England mir auch nie langweilig. Jeder Haus hat seine eigene Geschichte 😍Und die von Margaret Greville hat mich besonders beeindruckt! #tbt #england #visitengland #uk #ukpotd #uk_greatshots #uk_shots #traveling_uk #bestunitedkingdom #greatbritain #photosofbritain #instabritain #lovegreatbritain #polesdenlacey #nationaltrust #manorhouse #architecture #surrey #surreyhills #visitsurrey #hello_worldpics #travel #travelphotography #wanderlust #fernweh
Another wonderful afternoon at Polesden Lacey with a lovely Mum from Little Treasures! I can’t begin to tell you how vital the local baby groups have been whilst transitioning to motherhood! #letsgethonestmumma it’s bloody difficult and isolating at times! I urge all new parents attend these groups. You’re not alone, I can guarantee their are lots of new parents also experiencing all the highs and lows. Be honest, share you feelings. Take the leap; you’ve got this Mumma! #firsttimemum #mummyblogger #polesdenlacey #nationaltrust #postpartumlife #treasurethemoments
A visit to #polesdenlacey #Dorking with #family great day 😎
Cynara cardunculus . Grown from seed and finally in flower. My highlight of the day 🍈🌻🌾
Endless sunshine + amazing home made compost has been a magical combination for the pumpkin patch in the old kitchen garden #polesdenlacey #kitchengardens #nationaltrust
Imagine dusting this interior?! Massive respect to the people in the @nationaltrust that do the dusting (amongst other important jobs!) That make things like this available for us to all enjoy #polesdenlacey #polesdenlaceynt #nationaltrust #nationaltrustengland #nationaltrustproperty #heritage #history #mansion #goldgild #interior #surrey #daysoutinsurrey
Whilst taking a photo of this purple flower a lady popped up behind me & told me she loved my hair, when she saw I was photographing this flower she got so excited that it matched me. I really appreciated her heartfelt compliment & overall warmth projecting from her soul 💜🌸 . . ☆ . . #polesdenlacey #walledgarden #rosegarden #purpleflowers #purplepetals #purples #nationaltrust #gardens #sunnydays #lovepurple #womenempoweringwomen
Enjoying the view at Polesden Lacey. So picturesque and peaceful. Love the English countryside. ☕ 👪 ☀ 🏞 🐦 🇬🇧 🌸 #teasolveseverything_blog #summer #nature #parksandrec #greenery 🌿 #london #londonlife #surrey #surreyhills #nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #relaxing #wellbeing #mumlife #mummyblogger #mom #mommyblogger #parenting #lifestyle #kids #familylife #family
The boy thoroughly enjoyed his first jazz afternoon at Polesden Lacey. Think I’m finally starting to see a bit of me in there... #finally #jazz #nice #sun #polesdenlacey #heat #sunblock #nationaltrust
After a lovely day out in #polesdenlacey bubba was knackered and needed yet again a quick dinner... orzo with green beans and tuna sauce (orzo pasta, green beans, tinned tuna, garlic, onions, oregano, tomato purée) and a touch of Parmesan... bubba loves eating food out of a bowl... not sure how much it is because she can’t see inside much so it looks to her as a never ending portion 🤷‍♀️😂 or the fact that she can turn the bowl upside down and play with it? 🤔😂 whatever the reason, food was gone in a flash 😋 ... bowl @bamboo_bamboo.uk #blw #blwuk #blwmenu #blwideas #blw8months #babyled #babyledsolids #babyledeating #babyledweaning #babyledweaningfood #babyledweaninglife #babyledweaningideas #babyledweaningrecipes #babyfood #babyfoodie #homemadebabyfood #homemadefamilyfood #homemadefamilydinner #babydinner #whatmybabyeats #bubbathefoodie #waitrose #bamboobambooplate
Picnic time! 😍 Daddy, mummy and bubba went for a jazz on the green concert and a spot of picnic to @nationaltrust #polesdenlacey ... what a lovely day we had! Sitting in a shade underneath the trees, listening to some music, having lunch while bubba was exploring 😊 ...mummy made some papaya muffins (loosely based on #babyledweaningapp mango muffins) and @jus_rol all butter puff pastry pesto tartlets (pastry, pesto, tomatoes, Parmesan and egg wash)... there were some daddy sandwiches too (just in case 😁...ham and cheese if you were wondering 😜) grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and elderflower cordial for adults... bubba certainly enjoyed herself... watching everyone, munching on everything (including grass 🤷‍♀️) and generally relishing her al fresco lunch time... Sunday as it should be 😘 bubba’s plate @oxotot_uk #blw #blwuk #blwmenu #blwideas #blw8months #babyled #babyledsolids #babyledeating #babyledweaning #babyledweaningfood #babyledweaninglife #babyledweaningideas #babyledweaningrecipes #babyfood #babyfoodie #homemadebabyfood #homemadefamilyfood #babylunch #picnic #familypicnic #whatmybabyeats #bubbathefoodie #waitrose #oxotot #nationaltrust
Jazz picnic at Polesden Lacey followed by vineyard visit to Denbies near Dorking. #polesdenlacey #picnicconcerts
A cheeky pims and picnic with the nct crue thisafternoon at the #polesdenlacey jazz on the lawn. #jazz #surreyhills #nct
Beauty is all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes 🌱🌸 #nofilter #polesdenlacey #surrey #countrylife
Beautiful Polesden Lacey 😍☀️🌳🌲🌹🌷🌼🌺 #nationaltrust #sundayfunday #exploring #statelyhome #polesdenlacey @nationaltrust
Getting lost in the woods 🌳 #light #polesdenlacey #surrey #countrywalks
The Travelling Art Historian - Polesden Lacey. August’s National Trust Property is the Edwardian house and estate in Surrey. It was originally a Regency house, which was remodelled in 1906 by Margaret Greville, a society hostess. It was redesigned as an opulent setting for her celebrated house parties. #PolesdenLacey #NT #NationalTrust #house #home #guest #entertainment #social #society #travel #travelling #holiday #daytrip #vacation #staycation #tourist #tourism #England #UK 🇬🇧
Polesden Lacey at sundown! #polesdenlacey @nationaltrust
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Weekend vibes at Embers Camping!! ⛺️✨🔥
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