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Well worth a visit

Such an interesting place to visit. We followed the directions given from the internet rather than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
85ELL01
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
National Trust Arts and Crafts turn of the century family house

A lovely family home and grounds well worth a visit. The guided tour of the house is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hilary L
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Old Stone Whitcrofts Lane, LE67 9QE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such an interesting place to visit. We followed the directions given from the internet rather than SatNav as it wasn't sign posted from the A50. Take a tour of the house, our guide was very knowladgeable and knew his stuff!! Tours last approximalty 30minutes.Garden tours...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with lots of interesting features. Great historical document for architecture and arts and crafts. Good to explore the garden. Lovely cafe.

1  Thank PatriciaDE24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely family home and grounds well worth a visit. The guided tour of the house is fascinating with lots of personal anecdotes about the Gimson family. The house is ‘dressed’ in 1950s style - very nostalgic if you are of a certain age! There...More

1  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful treat of a day. Stoneywell has the magic of Tolkein and the stylish Carmen of William Morris. Take the garden your first so the house can remain a gorgeous surprise as ireveals ustsrl to be growing from the very bedrock of Charwood Forest....More

1  Thank Katy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to book your visit in advance (the night before is usually ok) and then park off-site and wait for the mini-bus to take you to the house. The house was built as a summer hideaway for a Leicester family in the late 1900s....More

2  Thank Missturkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided on Sunday evening to visit Stoneywell for the second time. We arrived early but had time for a quick coffee. We learnt more on this visit and all this was due to our guide Rob. Rob's knowledge was far greater than the guide last...More

4  Thank gillphillips58
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This house is well worth a visit - the volunteers are very knowledgeable and very helpful. The house is quirky and the arts and crafts furniture is great to be able to see

2  Thank pandlwarner
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

On a hot summers day it is a delight to walk around such a peaceful garden. Plenty of shade to sit under. Games on the old tennis lawn make it fun too. Prebook your tour of the house online and you are welcomed by name...More

2  Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Two of us made a special journey to visit this charming Arts and Crafts house. We were very impressed by the wild grounds, walled garden and the surrounding countryside. The house itself is approached by a minibus shuttle as the car park is some distance...More

1  Thank bdon257
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This house is most unusual and quirky with barely a straight line anywhere. The volunteers who man the property clearly have a great love of the place which comes across in their helpful behaviour. Booking is needed but on the day we visited some people...More

1  Thank Graham C
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Response from PatriciaDE24 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so too - there is a mini bus that takes you to the house and the driver is very informative and helpful so ask.
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Response from carpip186346 | Reviewed this property |
If there are two of you taking the toddler you could book back to back tours so that one could go in while the other takes the toddler around the grounds and into the coffee shop / plays with their own toys. The one who has... More
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