Important notice -

The safety of our supporters is a priority, so due to high winds, Stoneywell Cottage will be closed on Thursday 23 February. Please check our website for openings on Friday and over the weekend.

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

Fri 24 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.

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...

Spokes and Ladders

Sat 22 Apr 2017
Discover the skill of seat rushing and spoke shaving in a unique demonstration by Lawrence Neal, who continues to make traditional chairs using Ernest Gimson's original design.
A butterfly perched on a magnolia at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Stoneywell through the Lens

Capturing a hidden gem


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.




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.