The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts and Crafts


Things to see and do

Explore the cottage and its collection

Enjoy the great outdoors


Eating and shopping

Upcoming events

Swallows and Amazons

Sat 11 Feb 2017
Meet the Swallows and Amazons in a range of themed events over the half term, including a brand new trail inspired by the first book in the series, and crafts in the stables.

Spring into Action

Sat 18 Feb 2017
Try your hand at a spot of conservation and find out how the National Trust cares for its houses and collections. The cottage will be open to explore at your leisure.

Photography Exhibition

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Discover photographs taken during Stoneywell's competition, on display on the tennis courts for the first time.

Mothers' Day 2017

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Join our volunteers in the cottage to make something special for mum, using freshly picked flowers from the garden to create a beautiful arrangement.


Sat 08 Apr 2017
Explore the garden and woodland in a new family trail based on the second book in the 'Swallows and Amazons' series and get closer to nature with a range of themed activities and crafts.

Join the Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Once again the Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs across Britain. Now it's up to you and your family to find them by joining the Cadbury Egg Hunt! To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, take a map and follow the clues to...

Get involved

A volunteer welcomes visitors to Stoneywell

Stoneywell's team of volunteers 

The only National Trust house in Leicestershire, Stoneywell's team of volunteers has grown considerably since first opening to the public in 2015. Over 200 people support the property in a range of roles, from assisting with conservation and admin work to leading guided tours and repairing the dry stone walls.

A path through the woodland at Stoneywell

Capturing a hidden gem 

Photographer Susan Guy shares her top tips for capturing great pictures at Stoneywell.




Our work

Intricate detail on the Vienese painting in the nursery at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

A picture of the past

Delve deeper into Stoneywell's collection as we share our object of the month.