Things to see and do at Stoneacre

Enjoy a summer's day at Stoneacre, a hidden gem in Kent

Explore exquisite 17th-century collections in the house and take an introductory talk to learn more. Relax in tranquil gardens and meadows and walk in beautiful countryside.

The house

Stoneacre is thought to take its name from the local limestone that underlies it. Built in the 1480s by John Ellys, most of his original hall-house remains to this day. Our downstairs rooms: the Hall and Parlour; and the upstairs Solar are open for you to visit. Our friendly room guides will tell you the history of this fascinating building.
With some of the most beautiful 17th-century furniture, soft furnishing, glass and decorative metal work, a visit to Stoneacre, is a must for any fine art lover. 

The collections

Aymer Vallance, the last private owner of Stoneacre and a biographer of Arts and Crafts designer William Morris, was a great collector of medieval sculpture and woodwork. He was also particularly fond of stained glass and most rooms have beautiful collections of glass designed by him.

The garden

We've an array of flowers including an impressive collection of self-seeded hellebores in the front garden. The back garden and meadow boast a beautiful display of daffodils in spring and cow parsley and ox-eye daisies in early summer.

Tea and cake

Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of delicious homemade cake in the library tearoom.

Country walks

Stoneacre is set in the Otham Valley and is surrounded by beautiful countryside to walk in. Ask our friendly team of volunteers where they would recommend walking in the area.

What's on?

Drop by for a free introductory talk by a member of our volunteer team to learn more about Stoneacre.