Portal Rocks are a beautiful way to add a unique feature to any garden design. More commonly known as Window Stones, portal rocks can be sourced as simple decorative standing stones or they can be core drilled to also function as water features. The most popular portal rocks in the UK for us are crafted from real Welsh Slate, a wonderful natural material that enhances any outdoor setting with it’s lush blue, grey and plum tones and stunning riven textures. Portland Stone and Purbeck Stone are also sourced from British quarries, but have lush creamy tones and soft subtle textures that evoke the ambience found in Cotswolds homes and gardens.
How Are Portal Rocks Made?
Portal Rocks are usually crafted from single pieces of natural stone, with the base normally sawn flat for maximum stability. The portal hole itself is core drilled using an industrial strength machine with a 300mm diameter being a commonly used size. If the portal rock is to be used as a water feature, a small drill is used to core a vertical hole from the base to the bottom of the portal hole, through the centre of the natural stone. When combined with a reservoir and pump it’s possible to create a free standing water feature without the need for a continuous supply of water.
How To Buy A Portal Rock
Browse our latest portal rocks below, each piece is photographed and described individually so our customers can see the exact natural stone they will receive. Browse our Window Stones category and feel free to get in touch if you need a quote for bespoke requirements, such as a custom size or material. All our portal rocks come with FREE DELIVERY to most standard UK postcodes and our Reservoir Packs are available in the basket for those pieces where the water feature function is available.
Portland Stone Window Stone PSWS2
Window Stone PSWS2 is a beautiful large chunk of Portland Stone from the UK’s stunning south coast. This piece has been left blank temporarily, and can be customised to suit the setting of choice, including the window hole position & size, as well as the ability to core drill for a water feature.
Slate Sculpture SSC1
Welsh Slate Sculpture SSC1 is a strikingly tall slender piece of natural stone, nearly 1.5m in height. The comforting phrase “It’s the little things in life…” has been hand carved into one face and delicately painted white to contrast against the deep natural tones of the slate.
The window stone element of the piece is a 150mm core drilled hole just above the engraved text. The purpose of a window stone is to frame a view, ideally this piece will be placed with the sun’s position at either sunrise or sunset in mind. The perfect unique gift for a garden lover, free delivery is available to all standard UK postcodes.
Window Stone WS3 Water Feature
Window Stone WS3 is a stunning contemporary feature crafted from Portland Stone, which combines both a window stone feature and is then core drilled once again for water flow. Careful placement with regard to the sun’s position could allow this window stone to be flooded with golden light at sunrise or sunset.
Large Reservoir Pack and Slate Chippings available in the basket.
Window Stone WS16 Standing Stone
Window Stone WS16 is a stunning contemporary garden feature crafted from Welsh Slate. Predominantly plum in colour it features a slight angle at the top. Placed near lush green planting, this design can make a real feature and statement. Welsh Slate looks equally at home in both traditional and contemporary garden designs.