Built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney, Stoneywell zigzags from its rocky outcrop, amid rhododendrons and heather. Every turn conjures childhood memories of holiday excitement, dashing down the winding steps – one way to the fort, the other to the woods beyond.
Map reference: SK 429133 Lat: 52.71635 Long: -1.36558
The best way to find us it to exit the A50 towards Shepshed and turn right onto Priory Lane. Stoneywell is well signposted from here. From the M1,junction 22, take the exit onto the A50 signposted towards Leicester. Take the first slip road, signposted towards Shepshed, and turn right onto the Whitwick Road. Take the first right onto Priory Lane and follow for 0.8 miles, before turning left onto Whitcroft’s Lane. The car park for Stoneywell will be on your left in 0.1 miles.
Parking: The car park address is Whitcroft’s Lane, Ulverscroft LE67 9QE. You will be met at the car park and taken up to the cottage by shuttle bus. Our car park is quite small and can only accommodate standard-sized vehicles. If you’re hoping to visit Stoneywell with a mobile home or caravan, please call us on 01530 248040 to speak to a member of the team.