Stone Mushrooms

In the walled garden you will find stone mushrooms, or that’s what they resemble.

Stathel Stones

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.

Nearly there. No. 9 is on a grass path just outside the walled garden, not far from the maze. 

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KIND WORDS

Some kind words from our previous guests…

“Most wonderful time and nothing was too much trouble to ask for. Lovely kind people! Hope to come back again very soon”.  April 2016

D & A Iqbar