Stone House: from scouting movement to elderly care at Peverel court care

Stone houseThe spectacular Stone House in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is renowned for its aesthetically landscaped gardens and comforting architecture.

Stone House and Baden-Powell

Stone House was constructed in 1862 as a country house. Even during the 19th century, it was a mesmerising construction, with its lush, sprawling lawns and trees dotting the landscape. Located at Bishopstone Road, Stone House was home to Lord Baden-Powell, the pioneer of the scouting movement.

Born in 1857, Robert Baden-Powell became a hero during the Boer War, when he defended Mafeking, a small town near Johannesburg, for 217 days against more than 7,000 Boers. It was during this war that Baden-Powell developed the idea for boy scouts. During the siege, he had organised the boys into a Mafeking Cadet Corps to handle smaller tasks and chores around the town.

He penned several books and papers to talk about his vision of creating the scouting movement. In 1910, he resigned from the Army and formed a committee for the scouting movement. The movement became so popular that it spread to other countries, including Russia, the West Indies, South America and Canada.

The interest in the movement was not limited to boys. Even girls registered for it. Baden-Powell convinced Agnes Baden-Powell, his sister, to organise a separate girls’ movement, which he christened Girl Guides.

Stone House today

Stone House today is a residential nursing home that houses 35 residents. It sits on four acres of beautiful, lush grounds dotted with trees and manicured lawns. It provides around-the-clock nursing care that is tailored to meet the needs of the residents.

While the original architecture has stayed untouched, a few changes have been incorporated in Stone House to comfortably accommodate the needs of the residents. It boasts a relaxing and well-furnished conservatory that offers awe-inspiring views of the grounds. The ensuite bedrooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, and overlook the grounds.

We invite you to visit Stone House and sit with our residents, who love to talk about the history of the house. Once you walk into Stone House, you will realise that we truly believe in exceptional elderly care.

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