A half-timbered house with a twentieth century 'cottage garden'. Part of the house dates from the fifteenth century and part was added by Aymer Vallance in the 1920s when he purchased the Stoneacre. He published a book on The Art of William Morris in 1897 and gave Stoneacre to the National Trust in 1928. Rosemary Alexander, who runs the English Gardening School, held the tenancy from the National Trust for 12 years. There are colour themed borders, a white/green garden, and interesting plants in the courtyard, a summerhouse, orchard and a wild garden. It has something of the character of Great Dixter.