The rural community of Stone, lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Isle of Oxney, and enjoys far reaching views over the surrounding farmland. It is divided into two parishes, Wittersham and Stone-cum-Ebony. The 15th Century Church of St. Mary the Virgin has a fourteen foot square tower that is 62 feet high tower. From here there are spectacular views in every direction. In this area there is a diverse collection of properties from small cottages and Kentish oast-houses to stunning farmhouses and detached mansions.
The village of Wittersham, 3 miles away, has a primary school and community market, whilst the village of Appledore, 2 miles, has limited facilities including post office, village stores, public house and doctor's surgery. The market town of Tenterden, 6 miles to the north, has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, quality shops and leisure centre whilst to the south, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (6 miles) renowned for its period architecture, cobbled streets and historical associations. There are branch line train services from Appledore and Rye to Ashford International Station with connections for London and the Continent. The M20 may also be joined at Ashford (13 miles). A high speed train service has been introduced from London St Pancras to Ashford reducing the journey time to 37 minutes. Private schools in the area include Vine Hall at Robertsbridge, Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Benenden Girl's School and Kings College at Canterbury.