Visiting Stonehouse

Welcome to Stonehouse

Stonehouse enjoys a splendid rural location on the River Frome just as it enters the Severn Vale. Ideally placed at the edge of the Cotswolds, Stonehouse offers a wonderful opportunity to live and work in the countryside.

Situated two miles from junction 13 of the M5 and boasting a railway station with a direct link to London the town offers an attractive location without the loss of vital transport links.

Stonehouse High Street is at the heart of the town with its shared space area, a wide variety of shops, facilities and ample parking. It is the perfect place to shop or meet with friends for a coffee. Just 20 minutes walk from the High Street you are on the Cotswold Way or on top of Doverow Hill with stunning views across to the Severn Estuary and the Stroud five valleys. The Stroudwater Navigation canal is only only a 10 minute stroll where you can walk along the tow path all the way to Stroud. 

The High Street

Stonehouse has a thriving High Street with a wide range of independent shops and services. The High Street itself has changed a lot over the centuries from a handful of houses to over 50 shops and services with flats above, the addition of car parking, bus stops and has retained some of the green space inbetween.

Read more about the history of Stonehouse’s High Street

Green Spaces

Oldends Lane Playing Field

Facilities: This playing field is home to Stonehouse Football Club, including junior teams for most ages of boys and girls. Other facilities include a children’s play area and a multi-use games area. A youth centre and skatepark have been added within the site. The Magpies Social club is also located here.

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Laburnum Recreation Ground

Facilities: In addition to the playing field, play area, boules court, outdoor table tennis and Green Gym there is a very active Community Centre (which is run by Stonehouse Community Association).

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Community Centre

Facilities: The Community Centre offers a large hall with a stage where groups can meet. There is also a smaller room and kitchen facilities. A wide range of clubs and societies meet there catering for all ages. For more information go to their website.

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Meadow Road Playing Field

Facilities: This playing field has two play areas and a small basketball/football area.

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Stagholt Playing Field

Facilities: Stagholt Field provides a large recreation field for everyone to enjoy. Tag Rugby is played here every Sunday. There is a large area dedicated to allotments.

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Doverow Wood and Doverow Hill

Facilities: The wood covers six acres and provides recreation for many residents of Stonehouse. Doverow Hill looks out onto the whole of Stonehouse. Both are great places to walk and enjoy the surrounding views.

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The Greens

Facilities: The Town Green is occasionally used for stalls as part of town events such as Celebration Day. It has also been used as a display area for sculptures and paintings during Arts & Paint the Town Pink Week. It also provides a quiet place for remembrance and reflection.

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Arrowsmith Drive Open Spaces and Play Areas

Facilities: These were previously part of the farmland replaced by the housing estate. They now provide places for children to play and natural breathing spaces. Special thanks goes to Vicki Walker and the Stonehouse History Group for providing the content for this section of our website. You can find out more about the history of Stonehouse by going to the Stonehouse History Group’s website 

Read more about the history of Arrowsmith Drive