New Homes in Stone
New Homes in Stone
Welcome to Stone
Whether you’re visiting historic sites, shopping at the local market or getting the adrenaline pumping on roller coasters, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to the market town of Stone. Located in Staffordshire within easy reach of Stoke-on-Trent, a new home in Stone could just tick all the right boxes for your next house move.
A quick history
The history of Stone dates back to the Bronze and Iron Age, with the discovery of artefacts in the local area. There’s some uncertainty about the origin of the town’s name, with some people believing it alludes to a mound of stones of the grave of two princes murdered by their father in the 7th century. Stone was granted a charter in the 13th century, enabling the town to run a market - a tradition which continues to this day.
Business and industry
There are a number of big businesses close to Stone, including Alstom UK and Bostik in Stafford, bet365 Group, Wedgwood and Michelin Tyres in Stoke-on-Trent, and JCB in Uttoxeter. Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Borough Council are also major employers, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to your next job.
Things to do in the area
Stone has a small but bustling town centre, with high street shops and a regular market, along with cafes and restaurants. The town is located along the Trent and Mersey Canal, where you can hire a boat or take a walk along the towpath.
For families moving to the area, there are lots of kid-friendly attractions to discover including Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre, Monkey Forest and Foxfield Railway. Older children will love the thrill rides at Alton Towers theme park, while younger ones will enjoy visiting the popular CBeebies Land.
Other places of interest within easy reach of your new home in Stone include Stafford Castle, Stone Golf Club and Staffordshire County Cricket Club.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting for work, it’s good to know that Stone has good transport connections by both road and rail. From Stone, the train journey to Stoke takes just 10 minutes while the car journey takes 15 minutes, and Stafford can be reached in 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car. Birmingham is only 45 minutes away from Stone, while the direct train to London Euston takes just two hours 15 minutes.
When it comes to holiday time, you can get to East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport in under one hour by car.