In the walled garden you will find stone mushrooms, or that’s what they resemble.
These Stathel Stanes, (aka Rick Stones or Staddle Stones) were used in the old times as bases for corn ricks in order to keep them off the wet ground, improve ventilation and to provide an impediment to rats and mice from eating the hard-won grain.
Sometimes entire granaries were balanced on such foundations. Ours keep falling over so we can’t think how they built granaries on them.
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Some kind words from our previous guests…
“Thank you so much Andrew & Nicky for making our daughter’s wedding the most amazing fairytale wedding any bride could hope for. Thank you for taking so much off Doreen’s and my hands given that we had to arrange a wedding with 2 weeks notice given Doreen’s health. Everything was just perfect and we shall never be able to thank you enough.”