Just don't laugh at people on bikes.
With the redbrick timber framed cottages, thatched roofs and sandstone almshouses, Stoneleigh village feels like you are stepping back in time.
The nearby Stoneleigh Abbey founded in the 12th Century has impacted greatly on the village over the years, especially when the Leigh family took up residence there. The Leigh family provided work , accommodation and education for local people and still to this day the Leigh Educational Foundation helps mould the villages younger generation. Their influence was not always appreciated though when drunks outside one of the village pubs laughed and hurled abuse at Lord Leighs daughter, subsequently he closed all three pubs in the village. He then gave permission for a village club, which still stands to this day and plays a big part in village life, serving the locally crafted cider.
More recently one of the meadows adjacent to Stoneleigh bridge was transformed into a community apple orchard, which provides the apples for the craft cider. Along with the Village club, the village offers its residents many other clubs and organisations including the Stoneleigh Tennis Club, The Church Bellringers, Pilates Classes and the Deer Park Golf Club. For those who enjoy a country walk with the family dog, there is plenty of green open space set amongst mature trees, making it a dog walking wonderland all year round.
Stoneleigh sits in Warwickshire, about 5 miles from both Coventry and Leamington. The M6, M40, M1 and M42 are easily accessible. Birmingham Airport is under 30 minutes way, train stations are dotted around the village making London reachable in 90 minutes. You are brilliantly located.
The nearby Stoneleigh Park is also one of the UK’s leading event venues and plays host to a wide variety of conferences, businesses, exhibitions and events for the family to enjoy, along with a farm shop and cafe.
Situated just off the A46, Stoneleigh feels like it is only a short drive from everywhere! In particular its five minutes from Kenilworth and the local Waitrose; five minutes to Coventry and the nearest Ikea, cinema and ice rink; ten minutes from the regal town of Royal Leamington Spa and its superb boutique shopping; ten minutes from historic Warwick and its stunning castle; and, only twenty minutes from Stratford Upon Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Stoneleigh offers quintessential country living, with all the amenities you could want close by.
- Closest village/town: Kenilworth
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Farmers Fayre Cafe & Farm Shop located in Stoneleigh Park. It even has its own Aga.
- Supermarket: Waitrose & Sainsburys in Kenilworth
- Pubs: The Village Club
- Walks: Miles and miles from the doorstep