Cranbourne Stone Brings Cotswold Charm to the Garden

The Cotswolds is well-known for its quaint chocolate box cottages made from beautiful rustic stone, which give its buildings and the surrounding landscape its distinctive look. This popular stone has the creamy coloured hues and uniqueness that is proving a must-have in swimming pool and landscape trends this 2020/2021 swimming pool season.   

Although charming, the famous Cotswold limestone, which originates from the rural area,  is      prone to weathering, making it unsuitable as a sustainable paving choice. Cranbourne Stone has found the solution with its unique Cotswold Mint Sandstone. Cranbourne Stone’s Cotswold Mint Sandstone retains the beauty and charm of the traditional Cotswold limestone while overcoming its proneness to weather damage and degradation.

The colour and look of Cotswold stone is extremely popular for the coming season,” explained Jo Standfield, Cranbourne Stone’s Sales Director. “It has the warm cream and honey-coloured tones that are catching the attention of landscapers and designers around the country.

“Natural stone varies in both colour and texture. Sandstone in particular will not be consistent in colour. The appearance of the stone will change when wet, enhancing the natural tones within the stone just like the stone used through the Cotswolds.

As renowned author J.B Priestly wrote, The truth is that it has no colour that can be described. Even when the sun is obscured and the light is cold, these walls are still faintly warm and luminous”.  It is this exact sentiment and sought-after charm that makes Cotswold Mint Sandstone so popular.

 “It’s certainly the stone to use for the autumn/winter period as its colour brings warmth and brightens up any landscape,” Jo added.

Cranbourne Stone’s Cotswold Mint Sandstone is a hard-wearing and practical material, which creates                 stunning patios, terraces, paths and even swimming pool surrounds. It has the unique traditional look, texture and colour of natural Cotswold limestone but also the longevity required for areas of high use. Importantly it is also non-slip, making it perfect for the wet, winter season.

For those looking to achieve the same Cotswolds charm but with a modern edge, Leckford Sandstone fits the bill. This elegant sandstone with buff tones and a lightly sandblasted textured surface for added slip resistance is the ideal material to construct beautiful contemporary paving and swimming pool surrounds.

Cranbourne Stone is the UK’s largest stockist of paving and step treads in sandstone, limestone, granite, travertine and porcelain. The experts in bespoke natural stone can also create unique pieces using its state-of-the-art in-house CNC bridge saws and waterjet machinery, making the design possibilities endless.

For further information on Cranbourne Stone and its range of natural stone and porcelain, visit or call 01264 810813.