Stoneywell: What to expect from your visit

STWS sundial

The cottage, garden and woodland are open Friday-Monday until 31st October. Because we are small (but perfectly formed), you’ll need to book your visit in advance. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what to expect from your visit.

Parking and when you arrive 

If arriving by car, please have your pre-booked tickets/booking confirmation to hand, and if you're members, your National Trust membership cards, to show to the team in the car park.

All visitors must arrive at the car park.

We are using a booking system for visits to manage the visitor numbers across the site and to spread out arrivals throughout the day. Please arrive within your half-hour timeslot, if you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team.

Stoneywell is a short distance from the car park and all visitors must take the shuttle for the remainder of the journey, if it isn’t in the car park when you arrive it won’t be too far away.  

Swallows on the stable roof
Swallows sitting on the edge of the stables roof at Stoneywell
Swallows on the stable roof

You’re welcome to stay as long as you like until the last return shuttle to the car park at 4.45pm. 

We encourage the use of face coverings in enclosed and busy areas, which includes the shuttlebus and cottage.

You will find hand sanitiser stations located around the site for you to use if you wish.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Small campervans that are used for transport are welcome for pre-booked visitors, but are not permitted to stay overnight. Due to the size of the car park we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.

Important information about exploring the cottage 

The cottage can be explored either at your own pace or with a cottage host on a 40-minute guided tour. You can choose how you would like to see the cottage when you arrive at the stableyard at the start of your visit. There are regular times throughout the day when you can explore at your leisure, but the cottage will be closed while guided tours take place (11am - 12.15pm and 1.30pm - 3.15pm). Spaces on the guided tours are limited and on a first come first served basis. If you choose to enjoy a guided tour you will be given a token at the stable-yard to hand in at the front door of the cottage. 


Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Produce growing in Stoneywell's kitchen garden
STWS kitchen garden
Produce growing in Stoneywell's kitchen garden


Toilets (including baby changing facilities and an accessible toilet) are available in the stable-yard. The toilets are cleaned by our team throughout the day.

We do not have a tearoom or shop at Stoneywell, but we have a well-stocked second-hand bookshop and beautiful spaces where you can enjoy your own picnic.

Summer at Stoneywell
STWS cottage june
Summer at Stoneywell