A pleasant way to spend a day, exploring Standen.
Even though the holiday was over we still managed to get out of the city once we were home to still have a little holiday outings.
Around midday we hopped into the car and drove to Polesden Lacey. It’s a house and gardens in Surrey owned by the National Trust. I used to come here every weekend when I was a little munchkin but it had been years since I had explored the gorgeous house and beautiful gardens.
The house itself was originally owned be renowned party thrower Mrs Greville – sort of like a female Gatsby with less dancing and more dining with the King of England plus his mistress and wife! AWKWARD. Recently even more of the house has been opened to the public and its just amazing to look at each room is completely different.
The gardens are equally as beautiful contained within stone walls but there is also acres of grounds which are fantastic for more enthusiastic walkers. We didn’t embark on a hike this visit but instead wandered about the roses wishing this was our own back garden.
Skirt – Zara|Jacket – Topshop (similar)|Sandals – Topshop.
To finish off the day we indulged in a cream tea from the cafe, I ate to admit I was defeated after one – look how huge they are!
Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO
For more information on the house and gardens click here.