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Stoneywell Cottage 1/7

Stoneywell is a National Trust property in Ulverscroft, a dispersed settlement in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Stoneywell is the largest of a small group of cottages designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Ernest Gimson. It was built in collaboration with Detmar Blow in 1899 for Ernest's brother Sydney Gimson as a summer residence, and along with much original furniture, it remained in the Gimson family for over a century. As part of a highly influential vernacular movement, it has become well known within Arts and Crafts circles. In spring 2013 the National Trust announced that following a year-long appeal, it had been able to acquire the house with its Arts and Crafts contents, gardens and woodland. It was opened to the public in February 2015.

Stoneywell Cottage 1/7

Stoneywell is a National Trust property in Ulverscroft, a dispersed settlement in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Stoneywell is the largest of a small group of cottages designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Ernest Gimson. It was built in collaboration with Detmar Blow in 1899 for Ernest's brother Sydney Gimson as a summer residence, and along with much original furniture, it remained in the Gimson family for over a century. As part of a highly influential vernacular movement, it has become well known within Arts and Crafts circles. In spring 2013 the National Trust announced that following a year-long appeal, it had been able to acquire the house with its Arts and Crafts contents, gardens and woodland. It was opened to the public in February 2015.

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2016, 02:23
Quelle jolie maison. Je me verrais bien y habiter.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 8 Aug 2016, 06:16
I like this eccentric habitat very much, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.
I love this about your country, Brian...preserving all these gems for the public!
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting and is proving very popular since it was opened up by the National Trust last year.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 8 Aug 2016, 07:01
It sounds pretty much as it was, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is very much as it was including virtually everything inside.
Another place that I need to visit Brian.
Brian Walbey: You definitely should Chad, let me know when and we'll join you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands... just below sealevel.
  • 8 Aug 2016, 07:08
This is wonderful and 'so English' I am glad they opened it for the public to enjoy.
Love all the green around it.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage set in the middle of the magnificent scenery not far from our home.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2016, 07:32
Being a fan of the Arts & Crafts movement myself I look forward to this series Brian
Brian Walbey: Then I hope you enjoy what you see Chris, it is a fascinating place to visit and the guides really know their stuff.
What a fine style, I could easily live in such a cosy looking cottage ( Dream on!)
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.
Isn't that a lovely cottage! I like the look of the stone.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting. All of the hills around us, where this is, are Granite, a lovely stone for building places like this.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Aug 2016, 12:28
I have never heard of the Arts and Crafts style, before. So, it is a look and learn. Wouldn't mind a place in this style.
Brian Walbey: The Arts and Crafts is very much one of those trends for the better off at the turn of the 20th.century, a bit like Art Deco was a bit later on. You can read more about it here http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-arts-and-crafts-movement/
lovely shot, Brian. i like the approach to this quiet and peaceful place.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.
This looks like one I am going to enjoy Brian
Brian Walbey: I hope you do Bill, it is a fine place to visit.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Aug 2016, 19:46
Ah.. now this looks wonderful. I like the huge chimney especially.
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting.

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