Stoneywell. Arts and Crafts Cottage
This blog is especially for Sheila, two weeks late as my computer has been on the blink.
OH’s cousin and husband came here for coffee and then we drove them to Stoneywell, an arts and crafts cottage, taken over by The National Trust. The first building is the stable block where the tiny shop and cafe are housed.
We walked through the gardens and saw the volunteers working in the kitchen garden.
As we wound our way round the gardens we caught glimpses of different aspects of the cottage,
Our very enthusiastic, but rather scatty guide, met us at the door and gave a brief history of the cottage before leading us into the kitchen/dining room. As we went over two weeks ago I am a bit hazy on details.
Off the kitchen was a little pantry full of memories from that time.
Up a few steps was the dining room cum lounge. Note the bookshelves high up on the wall.
Leading out of this room were these very narrow steep stone steps which led to the master bedroom. This cottage was built into the stone as you can see by all its quirky ups and downs, tiny windows and curving walls.
This wardrobe was for both occupants of the bedroom! Later another small wardrobe was added at the other end of the bedroom.
This cot is a replica
of the original made by one of the volunteers.
The sanitory arrangements!
View from one of the windows before stepping down to the nursery.
Another small flight of stairs to take us to the attic room……I would have loved to have slept up here.
That was our 4th visit as friends have all wanted to see it but there is always something we missed on a previous visit. I hope you enjoyed it.