The 19th century fireplace was once in Castlemilk House, but the house was demolished in the 1970s. Thank goodness this was retained. It depicts the Siege of Orleans, 1429.
Depicted in the carving are Sir William Stewart or Stuart of Castlemilk and his brother Sir John both of whom were killed in battle against Joan of Arc during the Hundred Years War . They were fighting for the Dauphin of France, later became Charles VII .
The stables conversion is absolutely beautiful - useful while retaining the original feel of their former use with a central cobbled courtyard.
We had a great visit and enjoyed a cup of tea with a local lady who gave us lots of information about the area. The staff at the Stables were extremely knowledgeable and were a pleasure to talk to.
Another wonderful Doors Open Day visit.