Stoneywell is the epitome of William Morris' golden rule: 'have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful'. The fireplaces - if you can call them that - at Stoneywell are not only useful but also beautiful in their uniqueness, gathering you around them for warmth and to find out more about their story.
The inglenook fireplace lay hidden in Stoneywell's grounds for many years, before it was reinstated in the sitting room.
Today a wood-burning stove stands where a range once was, when the room was used as a kitchen until 1953.
Remnants of the tea-room's former use as a laundry remain today. The copper which was once used to heat water for laundry, is still in place today.