Our work

Very little has changed here

Very little has changed here

Caring for Calke

Unlike many country houses Calke has not been restored to its former glory.

When we began to care for Calke in 1985 a decision was made to present the house as it was found. Essential repairs have ensured the structure is safe, but the house is little restored on the inside.

When it comes to looking after Calke we repair, not restore.


Our biomass boiler runs on wood chip and has replaced inefficient LPG gas and electric heaters.

The project has enabled us to heat areas of the property with renewable energy.

Come and take a look on your next visit.

Raffle tickets

Feeling lucky?

National Trust raffle tickets are about more than fantastic prizes.

All the money raised at Calke stays here and is doubled by the National Trust.
The raffle has helped fund projects from the opening of The Gardeners' tunnel to repairs to The grotto.



Further phases of the tramway project will continue until the work is completed in spring 2014.

Creating a footpath between Calke and the Staunton Harold Estate, it will make it easier to walk between the two.