Monday, 11 July 2016

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey Summer 2016So I spontaneously returned to Polesden Lacey on an overcast afternoon and well, be still my beating heart!  It's been years and years since I've visited the Edwardian house, having last walked through its grounds over a decade ago.  I'd imagine this plays a part when it comes to my fondness of the place, but you can be sure the rest can be put down to its sheer beauty.  With a refreshingly feminine note running through most aspects of both the house and grounds, I'm certain this is somewhere I'll be returning to more frequently...
Grey and white maxi dress by cynthia rowley

The Gold Room found at Polesden Lacey
The historic interior of Polesden LaceyI've found most historic houses to have one room that shines particularly brighter than the others, and in the case of Polesden Lacey, this can be taken literally.  The Gold Room was designed to impress kings and maharajas; fast forward to the present and I can confidently say nobody was left unimpressed!  Oh and there was a cherry on top of the cake - classical music echoing through the room thanks to one ridiculously talented man and a grand piano...
Ladies dress costume at polesden lacey
A summertime visit to Polesden Lacey
Pink delicate flower photography
An afternoon at Polesden Lacey
If you know anything about me by now,  it's that I'm a massive fan of landscaped gardens - think #naturelovers and #flowerpower hashtags, you know?  With this in mind, I felt right at home in the immaculately kept grounds of Polesden Lacey.  I reckon it'd be possible to spend an entire day there, regardless of whether you're in good company, or are entirely alone.  There's something to see at every turn: various statues, walled gardens, deckchairs looking out over rolling hills and even a large garden with a game of croquet set up ready to be enjoyed!
The walled gardens in the ground of polesden lacey
Summertime visit to historic house
English gardens captured with Canon camera
Lifestyle blogger visit to english walled gardens


Dress - Cynthia Rowley

Sunglasses - Bally

Bag - Chloé Elsie Medium

Shoes - Dune Jakob Sandals

Visit to elegant Polesden Lacey the historic house
English flowers taken by a nature lover
Quaint secondhand bookshop sign at Polesden Lacey
Tropical and unusual pink flowers in english gardenCombine the overwhelmingly beautiful interiors of Polesden Lacey with its tranquil gardens, and it's easy to understand why this is one of the National Trust's most popular properties!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. oh wow it is so beautiful! Unfortunately, I didn't even go to any historic places while I was staying in the UK, expect at the Scotland! Would love to go back one day :)

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  2. That would be a beautiful place to spend the whole day at, Gabrielle and you're right, nobody would leave feeling unimpressed after visiting the Gold Room, a little OTT but stunning nonetheless.

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  3. Oh my god. Is it possible to drool over a house? Because I am!! Beautiful!

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  4. WOW! This place is so stunning - your pictures are so beautiful, I need to visit!

    Hayley xo
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  5. Wow! I'd love to go and visit there some day <3

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  6. Soo cool. It's exactly what I see in what my mom and I call in our very American fashion: "Tea and Crumpet" movies :) How whymsical and romantic!

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  7. This place looks so pretty! Lovely pictures, and I adore your outfit; the shoes are beautiful!♥
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  8. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely beautiful! The ornate details are impeccable. Seeing that in person must've been mind-blowing. I feel like pictures never do those kinds of thing justice. I don't blame you for planning on going more frequently!

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  9. Wow this is so beautiful! I always find the most beautiful locations :)

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  10. This is just so beautiful and I'd love to take a look around those gorgeous gardens! I need to make more of an effort to visit places like this as I feel like I am truly missing out :) x

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  11. wow. Just wow. I love looking around historic houses and edwardian decor is so so beautiful ! The gold room to impress kings sounds amazing and I LOVE grand pianos it's such a beautiful instrument and anyone who can play is always so so talented :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. Wow this is absolutely stunning! Very inspiring post <3 You look beautiful as always.. especially in that setting!!

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  13. Both the grounds and the interior of Polesden Lacey are spectacular! Thanks for taking us along with you on your return visit Gabrielle!

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  14. It looks so beautiful there Gabrielle.

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  15. this is such a fantastic place, my dear....would love to visit it someday
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  16. Ahh gosh, so blooming beautiful (literally) Polesden Lacey looks like the most enchanting place, so magically dreamy! So happy you enjoyed your time there Gabrielle! <3

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  17. Wow! I want to go there! It feels like a homey place. You are so pretty in that maxi dress too btw :3

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  18. the place is beautiful but i just couldn't take my eyes off u! stunning!
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  19. Oh my, this place is so stunning and your pictures are so beautiful. You look beautiful as always. x

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  20. We don't get houses like these where I live, but gosh, I'd love to visit Polesden Laceu! You should know by now that I enjoy your little tour posts of these places and this is no exception. The garden looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. I love the way that they have included period outfits in the rooms - this house is going on my to visit list!

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  22. Such a luxe spot! And I love your Cynthia Rowley dress!

    -Ashley
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  23. Stunning building inside and out.

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  24. I loved it ever since I saw this on your Insta - this is my happy place :)

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  25. Amazing place, amazing pics, amazing look, amazing all!

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  26. This place honestly looks like it's out of a fairytale. It also has a bookshop which makes it honestly my dream place haha x It's so so beautiful and you look lovely as per usual x

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  27. It looks beautiful! And I can understand why you love it there so much! I would love for my future garden to look like this :') Also you look lovely in this maxi dress! :) xx

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  28. I love your posts like this that focus on a location too, your dress is beautiful, but I love the location so much, so so beautiful :)

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  29. Those gardens are so lovely! I agree that historic homes tend to have one (or a couple) rooms that stand out. That gold room is really nice. I also love the mirror hanging in one of the middle pictures too.

    -M

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  30. Very nice photos, places like these usually gives me the creeps, reminds me of an episode of paranormal lol, the garden looks great though.

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  31. Gorgeous location, the architecture and gardens are beautiful

    Keisha xo

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  32. This almost looks too beautiful to be real! It looks like it is right out of a gorgeous movie set...I don't blame you for wanting to return! Absolutely lovely photos!

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  33. Such a beautiful place, and equally brilliant photography by you.
    Loved it. Your dress looks so comfortable.

    Have a beauty Day :)
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  34. I'm impressed :) this is worth a visit. As you know I'm a huuuugeeee fan of garden, flowers, countryside, I could see me exploring this fabulous place :)

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  35. Wow this place looks so beautiful! Love exploring old houses and gardens! :)

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  36. I adore looking at pictures of old houses, they are just so dreamy! And I could definitely imagine losing myself in that beautiful garden

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  37. I absolutely love finding out about these National Trust treasures through your blog! This Edwardian house is beyond beautiful and I can only imagine how atmospheric it would be with that piano playing! You look super pretty in your Cynthia Rowley dress too :)

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  38. Surrey holds these secret gardens of beauty and British history, thank you for reminding me the time I spent there! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  39. Theses photos are beautiful.
    The place is stunning !
    Love your dress as well.
    xx,
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  40. As always love, love, love your outfits and photos - you look so effortlessly chic!!! Beautiful hun and the location - ah, so dreamy!!

    Hope you're well and having a wonderful week! :)

    Layla xx

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  41. Beautiful home. The detail and scroll work are so amazing and ornate and the lovely lush garden is so pretty.
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  42. You always post about the prettiest places Gabrielle and this one is another beautiful example! I'd love to spend a day (or three) there!

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  43. That is just beautiful.

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  44. What a beautiful place.. I'm also a great fan of beautiful gardens, and this looks just enchanting. :) I can't stop looking at the pictures! In a place like that, I could spend an entire day..

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  45. Your trips are making me to fall in love with Britain even more and more! Thanks for sharing such amazing places with us!
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  46. This place is so elegant! I just love the mood of the place. You feel as if you are in another time period yet it has a modern influence as well. This was such a lovely and classy post :) Your b&w dress is gorgeous and so is your Chloe bag I love the entire look xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  47. This place looks so pretty, Stunning pictures girl. and I totally love your long pretty dress :) x
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  48. This is such a beautiful place. And you look gorgeous :D

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  49. Wow such an interesting place for a visit! Great photos and you are such a stunner!
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  50. What a beautiful Edwardian house - the interiors are most impressive! ♡

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  51. Beautiful places and romantic!
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  52. Looks so beautiful! So does your dress! <3
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  53. Such a beautiful place and it looks like you've been the only visitor there! I love when it's not overcrowded x

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  54. Wow this manor looks absolutely incredible! I love the decor and your outfits perfect for the outing x


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  55. Polesden Lacey looks like it belongs in a fairy tale! Such beautiful grounds and interior! The gold room is very impressive. Thank you, Gabrielle, for sharing such an inspirational location! You look lovely, as usual!

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  56. Oh my! I am itching to give this place a visit. The gold room does indeed look very plush, used for entertaining the likes of maharajas! The gardens look lush too!

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  57. The interior is just stunning, the amount of gold is just so good and crazy at the same time haha! And love the garden, so beautiful done and lovely with all the flowers! Xx

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  58. what a beautiful and elegant place! I love the garden too! :)

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  59. beautiful place....and interiors are just fab...loved it...you look so gorgeous hun...xoxo, Neha

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  60. This is the reason why I really look forward to visit UK. There are a lot of beautiful places like this! Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

    xoxo,
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  61. Oh wow, this place looks absolutely stunning! I can just imagine spending hours amongst the beautiful gardens there and you're right, the Gold Room is amazing. I'd end up taking so many photos! Love the cute little bookshop sign there too, and you looked lovely as well! - Tasha

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  62. wowwwwww Polesden Lacey is such a magical place! & You look absolutely incredible Gabrielle! Your photos are stunning! <3

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  63. Oh Gabrielle, your posts are always too beautiful! I really want to visit all these beautiful places that I find every time I read your blog <3 xx

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  64. Such a gorgeous place!!! Total travel envy here! :)

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  65. oh my!! this place is dreamy like Palazzo pitti here in florence, I can just get lost here wondering and dreaming! beautiful pictures and always Bellissima!
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  66. Seriously stunning photographs, I especially love the gold room and the dress showcased inside, really quite something and out of the ordinary!

    You look beautiful here in your monochrome outfit Gabrielle!

    Live grand piano music sounds just up my street :)

    I'll have to visit Polesden Lacy soon especially with this glorious weather, a perfect day trip!

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  67. What a glorious place, Polesden Lacey is a marvellous beauty, and I can see why anyone would want to visit more than once. I just love the interiors. Thanks for sharing, Gabrielle. /Madison
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  68. What a gorgeous place! That floral gown is dreamy...but your maxi dress is perfect for a day out. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  69. such a beautiful and relaxing place it is and oh my! That Golden Room is quite an impressive space to be, it makes you feel like you are in one of those period piece movie, all at once, with such a decadent interior and finishings! Yet, fit for the royals and maharajas *_^

    They even have a second hand book shop? And is that lavender field there? This is such a lovely place to visit. I wonder who stayed there before... Looks like there was a storm brewing from afar though on the day?

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience, as always. Can't wait to read all about your South of France adventure here!

    Have a lovely weekend ahead, Gabrielle!

    With love,
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  70. Oh my goodness! That place is exquisite!! You always visit the most gorgeous places, Gabrielle. Those gardens! I'd never want to leave...they're breathtaking as is that Gold Room. Such heavenly photos....as always. Mwah!

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  71. How gorgeous! It is the perfect place for a photoshoot... and your dress is so beautiful!
    xoxo

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  72. WOWOWOWOW!!! I just LOVVVE LOVE LOVE this mansion! SOO gorgeous! So next level and I love your tie dye dress! U look so amazing babe and looks like you are havin the best summer!
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  73. This such a very romantic place!
    Really hope could go there soon with my bf haha
    Glad you had good time x ♥


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