Saving Belton's Boathouse

At almost 200 years of age, to save this significant structure we need to raise £100,000 for works to restore the stickwork building back to its original 19th century splendour

Belton's boathouse in need of repair

How the appeal adds up

  • This stick work building is the only 1 of its kind cared for by the National Trust.
  • The restoration will place 1,250 fish scale tiles on the boathouse.
  • Help us reach our £100,000 target to save Belton’s boathouse.
" The boathouse is an intrinsic part of Belton’s wilderness and historic garden design. Its restoration will allow us to recreate those lazy summer days punting on the river the family used to enjoy."
- Mark Smith, Ranger and former boatman for the Brownlows, Belton House

Donate to Saving Belton's Boathouse

To donate please select an amount

Watercolour on paper, a gentleman and a lady in a boat on water with Belton House in the background.
£10 can help restore the lost footpaths and jetty so that we can get punting back on to the river.
£25 can help reinstate the slate fish scale tiles on the roof.
Fishscale roof slate tiles
Water colour of Belton's Boathouse
£50 can help put back the hand carved Ancaster limestone footings to support the structure.
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to help save Belton's boathouse