The quiet and attractive town of Stonehouse lies a little to the west of Stroud.
It is a typical market town that has grown up either side of an intersecting road, the B4008.
There is a mixture of residential and industrial development, as well as agriculture. Stonehouse has a good range of shops, services and leisure facilities. One of the attractions of living in the area is its closeness to open countryside.
Leonard Stanley Church of England Primary School; King's Stanley Infant School; Maidenhill School; Park Junior School; St Joseph's Catholic Primary School; The Park Infant School and Early Years Centre.
Stonehouse has a good variety of shops including a traditional baker and butcher, general stores, supermarkets, post office, banks, building societies and a renowned hardware store.
Bethel Pentecostal Church, St Cyrs COfE Church, St Joseph RC Church.
As well as takeaways and pub food, there is formal dining, particularly at the Stonehouse Court Hotel.
Stonehouse has some well-established pubs: The Woolpack, The Globe, The Brewers Arms, and The Spa Inn.
The town offers a variety of activities including youth clubs, football teams, a karate club and church clubs.
Buses run regularly to Stroud and Gloucester. Stonehouse also has a main-line station, which connects with London Paddington via Swindon in one direction and with South Wales via Gloucester and the Midlands via Cheltenham in the other.
Stroud District Council
â Property type: Detached, semi-detached, flats
âAverage value: £315,316; £182,603; £123,984
âAverage number of beds: 3.9; 3.1; 1.8
âAverage money paid in the last 12 months: £299,449; £201,802; £126,995