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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 a gorgeous Arts and Craft house in a lovely rural setting.A very warm welcome and a super guide.The house has wonderful Barnsley furniture and it is simply fascinating. Interesting links with Wil...  more »
  • Very pleasant visit. Well organised, volunteers extremely helpful. Has to be an organised tour around house but that gives you more information and the tours are usually small. You do not have to do t...  more »
  • Excellent family home. Friendly welcome from staff and volunteers. Lovely cafe. Gardens perfect for a stroll.