Cotswold Way - Stonehouse

Stonehouse is situated approximately three miles west of Stroud.  It was mentioned in the Domesday Book written in 1086. There was a manor house built in stone, quite different from the many wattle and daub buildings that were normally found, and so the area was named Stanhus in the book. The name evolved from Stanhus to Stonehouse ( stān > stone + hūs > house), as an effect of the great vowel shift at the end of the Middle Ages.  The grounds of the Manor included two mills and a vineyard.   The manor house burned down in 1908. The Manor was rebuilt and is now a hotel.  It is located next to St Cyr's Church and the Stroudwater Canal. One of the original mills remains in operation.  There are a couple of pubs in Stonehouse along with a hotel and several B&B’s in the surrounding area. 


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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walking trail that spans over 102 miles (164km) of beautiful English countryside. With more than 20 stops, it passes through many picturesque villages and runs close to a significant number of historical sites such as Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and the Neolithic Burial Chamber at Belas Knap. In 2007, it was formally recognized as a National Trail and has long been considered as an essentially English experience.


E Bayley

A quick line to thank you, Steve and Greg for such an efficient service in transferring our bags during the first 4 days of walking the Cotswold Way last week.

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K & D Spence

You gave us a great service on our recent trip along the Cotswold Way! We want to thank you most warmly for the efficient and helpful way you accomodated our alterations into the original booking for Carry...

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