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Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey is an elegant 19th century Regency mansion redesigned greatly for Captain and Mrs Ronald Greville, who bought it in 1906.  Mrs Greville was an illegitimate daughter of McEwans, beer empire owner. She was described by many a social-climbing woman but also as a perfect hostess; the house hosted numerous famous guests: writers, artists, politicians and most important, royalty! …

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Titsey Place

Relaxing amid the sweet scent of the roses and lavender and admiring the trickling fountain that is a copy of one from Eton College, I sigh deeply and say, that really is close to heaven!  I am sitting on the bench at the lower terrace of Titsey Place, a manor house that can be found close to Oxted. Beautifully restored …

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