48. Polesden Lacey
National Trust owned property Polesden Lacey is a delight. A country retreat, only four miles from Dorking with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside to explore. It was home to the famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother spent part of her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey.
The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses which are at their best in June, a beautiful herbaceous border and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.
The wider estate has four waymarked trails with plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills.