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Stoneywell, Leicestershire
(4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Stoneywell is a National Trust property in Ulverscroft, a dispersed settlement in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Stoneywell is the largest of a small group of cottages designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Ernest Gimson. It was built in collaboration with Detmar Blow in 1899 for Ernest's brother Sydney Gimson as a summer residence, and along with much original furniture, it remained in the Gimson family for over a century. As part of a highly influential vernacular movement, it has become well known within Arts and Crafts circles. In spring 2013 the National Trust announced that following a year-long appeal, it had been able to acquire the house with its Arts and Crafts contents, gardens and woodland. It was opened to the public in February 2015.
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  • This in no way represents my childhood, but it was still familiar somehow. It has a "Swallows and Amazons" feel about it and is enchanting. Highly recommended. Take some kids with you if you can. 
  • As life members, we are a couple who have visited many NT properties, and as far as gardens and house go, they were lovely. We read good reports from reviewers and made our mandatory bookings for car ...  more »
  • This was our second visit to this wonderful Arts and Crafts house this year.We had prebooked as required but the night before I got an email to say the car park was flooded and might not be open the n...  more »