I want to come up to Fife and run a tea room and gift/craft shop alongside your gallery
We've had a massive clear out of the stables, and sheds. There is a surprising amount of room. If we could get a better estimate of how many visitors we'd get to make a bigger shop or even a tea room viable I'll give you a shout. At the moment plans are fairly modest.
Meantime my brother is setting up an upmarket galley/gift shop in Falkland next to the Palace. They have coach loads of visitors daily throughout the summer and autumn. I could pass on details of your work to him if you'd like.
The stable block was built in the mid to late 1800s by a well heeled wine merchant. Sadly for him, he died before he saw their completion. We think that the whole block would have been harled as only the door and window openings have the finished sandstone that the render would reach up to. The stone which would have been covered is much more random.
We are on top of a hill, back then, they only had spring water. Rather than squander it on the garden, all of the rainwater was captured from the roofs then canaled into a building which contains two massive tanks. The cast iron gutter than joins the two buildings in the last picture carried the water to the water shed.