STONEHILL HOUSE TODAY
Stonehill House, for many years a working farm, is now a gracious family home and its barns and stables have been converted into cottages and an elegant event space. Within easy reach of Didcot Parkway and Oxford stations, and less than an hour from Paddington, London, Stonehill can accommodate up to 12 people in a variety of attractive bedrooms, mostly double. The property is a unique marriage of original features and a carefully considered modern touch, with Russian contemporary art on the walls and a superb collection of Andrew Logan sculptures.
Both the house and its adjoining self-catering cottage are available for short-term lets. The large barn, with its private garden, is perfect for parties, wedding receptions, courses and workshops.
|People have worked the land at Stonehill for hundreds of years. The remains of medieval ridge-and furrow plots can still be discerned and there are references in local registers to Stonehill Farm which date from the late 17th century. In the 20th century, the house and grounds were the setting for the John and Mary books written by Grace James in the 1930s and 40s. She called the farmhouse "Smockfarthing" and located it on the outskirts of a town called Riverton (nearby Abingdon). Many of the farm's buildings are instantly recognisable from the original
illustrations by Mary Gardiner.