Live the life
Located in Gloucestershire just a short drive from Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham, Stonehouse is a small town with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re browsing the independent shops, walking along the canal or taking the kids to the farm, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to your new home in Stonehouse.
Things to see and do
Stonehouse is a small town, with a number of independent shops and cafes in the centre. Stroud is nearby, where there’s a popular farmers’ market, and the recently refurbished Gloucester Docks is now home to the Gloucester Quays shopping area.
If you love getting out and about in the great outdoors, you can take a walk through Westonbirt Arboretum, take in the views from Painswick Beacon or go a trip into the Cotswold's. Painswick Rococo Garden is also popular, where you can stroll among the woodland, navigate the maze and enjoy a coffee at the on-site cafe.
For families, there are lots of great kid-friendly days out near to Stonehouse including WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Berkeley Castle, Cattle Country Adventure Park and Prinknash Bird and Deer Park. Other places of interest nearby include Gloucester Cathedral, Woodchester Mansion, Stratford Park and The Subscription Rooms venue.
If you’re moving to Stonehouse with young children, it’s good to know there are a number of excellent schools nearby. Eastington Primary School, Foxmoor Primary School, Marling School and Stroud High School are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while independent education is offered at Hopelands Preparatory School, Wycliffe College and Wynstones School.
For further and higher education, the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire College and SGS College are all nearby, ideal if your older children want to study while living at home.
Getting to Stonehouse
Although Stonehouse is a small town, it has excellent transport connections to towns and cities nearby and across the UK, including a direct train to London and close proximity to the M6 motorway.
The town is under 10 minutes away from Stroud by car or five minutes by train, while the journey from Gloucester takes 15 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car. Cheltenham is 25 minutes away from Stonehouse by car or 30 minutes by train.
If you’re going to London, the direct train from Stonehouse to Paddington takes one hour 45 minutes. For holidays and business trips abroad, Bristol Airport is only a 50-minute drive away.