New Homes in Stonehouse
New Homes in Stonehouse
Welcome to Stonehouse
Whether you’re shopping at the local farmer’s market, exploring the countryside or taking the kids for a day of fun at the farm, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy close to small Gloucestershire town of Stonehouse. Located close to Stroud and within easy reach of Gloucester, a new home in Stonehouse could tick all the right boxes for your next move.
A quick history
Stonehouse was mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book, referring to a manor house built of stone which is where the town’s name originates from. The town later became known for brickmaking thanks to the raw materials in the local area, with the last brickmaker closing in the 1960s. During the Second World War, Stonehouse and other towns in Gloucestershire were chosen as safe places to build factories to aid the war effort, away from the bombing.
Business and industry
Stonehouse is home to a number of businesses including Omega Resource Group and Nine Telecom Group, while other major employers within easy reach of the town include Stroud District Council, Ecotricity and the local schools, colleges and hospitals.
Things to do in the area
Stonehouse is home to a number of independent shops and cafes along the high street, while there are lots of places to go shopping nearby including the farmer’s market in Stroud and the outlet mall at Gloucester Quays.
For adventures in the great outdoors, you can go for a cycle ride along the Cotswold Way, take the kids to Westonbirt Arboretum or go for a hike up to Painswick Beacon. If you’re moving to the area with young children, they’ll love visiting Cattle Country Adventure Park, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Prinknash Bird and Deer Park.
Other places within easy reach of Stonehouse include Berkeley Castle, Woodchester Mansion and Gloucester Cathedral.
Travel and commuting
Stonehouse is very well connected by both road and rail, with regular train services to London and the M5 motorway nearby. From Stroud, the journey to Stonehouse takes just five minutes by train or 10 minutes by car, while the journey from Gloucester takes 15 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car.
For journeys to London, you can travel by train from Stonehouse to Paddington station in just one hour 45 minutes, ideal for commuters making regular trips to the capital. When it’s time for a well-earned break, Bristol Airport is just 50 minutes away from Stonehouse by car.