Shere Beauty


Cor what a pun this post title is! ahem, welcome to Shere, a stunning little old village on the way to Guildford, South England. It is apparently the most photographed village in Surrey (oops :S) but it also happens to be the destination of a film camera too. Some of The Holiday, the film starring Cameron Diaz et al was shot here. Not that that would in any way entice me to visit more, but acts purely as a bite of trivia with which to give the village some context and to cement it as a beautiful gem of a location. I’m told lots of celebs have homes here too and I’m not surprised. It’s just as quaint, quiet and curious as you can imagine. I loved splashing around in the ford, peeping into peoples gardens and dreaming of owning that amazing yellow camper. Me and the boy didn’t get the time to see The Old Prison House or the teeny museum, we visited fleetingly in just ten minutes but considering it’s only that much time again from his house, we will be back!

  • Discount Alexander Mcqueen August 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM


  • LoveIsBrightAndYourMySunShine July 18, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    >so amazing looking so cute 🙂

  • Katie June 19, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    >I bet this would look so so beautiful with a light sheet of snow, like in The Holiday, so romantic! What a pretty little place…

  • Filipa June 15, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    >Oh how beautiful! 🙂 And it looks like you had such a lovely weather too! I'm so jealous, it has not stopped raining here for weeks now! 🙁

  • Chuck June 14, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    >This is ridiculously lovely. Love the old lady/bike/dog combo!

  • Miss Maggie June 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    >How lovely! It looks like it hasn't changed since Medieval times, I will have to visit some day!

  • Harriet June 14, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    >Ooh pretty! I can see why so many people photograph it!

    The Holiday was such a dire film, but I have to say in its defence it made England look pretty!

  • Indigo June 14, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    >very pretty, lovely colours! You look beautiful in the last post too by the way, I love the dress, can't wait to get my hands on it when it hits shops!! XX

  • Maria June 14, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    >ooh, i'm from cranleigh which is so near shere.. we used to go on trips to 'the shere shop' at weekends! xx

  • Susie June 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    >These pictures are SO pretty, Lucy! I love your blog–it's such a happy place!

  • Dominique June 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM

    I've never heard of this place, but I'm glad that I have now.
    It is remarkable and very beautiful!


  • Jo June 13, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    >Wow, it is so pretty! <3 I love it when plants grow up the sides of buildings! It is so so gorgeous!


  • Hannah June 13, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    >never heard of this place and I lived in Guildford for a whole year but I did hate Surrey so I'm not surprised I'd never heard of it. Saying that this little village looks like a dream come true, so so lovely =)

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  • San June 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    >Seeing the last picture, I'd say they shot "Wedding Date" with Debra Messing there too.

    Looks like a really nice place. Would love to go there too.

  • Lil June 13, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    >This place looks totally stunning and not far from me! Will have to visit. Xx

  • wardrobeblock June 13, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    >I absolutely love the old lady on the bike with her dog! How well-kept does she look?! Wonderful.

  • ouestladiscotheque June 13, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    >God it looks like somewhere mid summer murders would be filmed !

  • Steph June 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    >I went to Uni in Guildford and would always love driving through Shere. They have the littlest doorways i have ever seen!

  • Dani June 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    >What a gorgeous village! I can see why it's the most photographed village in England, it really is the quintessential country village! (How many more times can I say 'village' in this comment…?) I might have to go visit once le boy gets his driving licence 🙂 xx