The White House is a newly converted situated at Orchard Flower Farm, near Penzance, Cornwall which is a 7 acre small holding that is the Stoneman’s family home and private gallery.
The White House’s private surroundings are ideal for unwinding and al fresco dining but is only 5 minutes away from the bustling market town of Penzance home to lots of galleries, restaurants, parks, bars and restaurants. The local beach of Marazion is 10 minutes away, home to the iconic and world famous St Michaels Mount and also some great bars, galleries and restaurants. There are a plethora of world class beaches a short drive away including the outstanding Porthcurno beach, next to the Minack there, the theatre under the stars and also the world famous surfing beach at Sennen Cove where you might fancy a sundowner at the Beach Restaurant or surfing lessons with Sennen Surf Centre.
The Stoneman Gallery is one of Britain’s leading contemporary art galleries. Located on the way to Madron, five minutes’ drive from Penzance and overlooking a lush and fertile valley, the gallery specialises in Cornish artists, handling exclusively print works by the late, great Sir Terry Frost and Breon O’Casey. Stoneman Gallery also represents a number of other nationally and internationally known artists, sculptors, ceramicists and jewellers, including Henrietta Dubrey, Jessica Cooper, Karen Wade, Paul Preston, Robin Welch and Guy Royle.
Stoneman Gallery is indelibly associated with the late Hugh Stoneman (1947-2005), a master printer of works by many of the luminaries of 20th and early 21st century British art, including Sir Terry Frost RA, Grayson Perry, George Shaw, Christopher le Brun, Arturo Di Stefano, Eileen Cooper, Gary Hume, Maurice Cockrill and Ian McKeever. Hugh used a wide variety of techniques including etching, drypoint, photogravure, woodcut, linocut, and carborundum. Until his untimely death in 2005, Hugh worked both in his Covent Garden studio and at Stoneman Gallery’s present home of Orchard Flower Farm, Madron, near Penzance.