Belton's Stables Project
The team at Belton House will begin a year-long project, in the new year, to conserve and rejuvenate the seventeenth century stables and coach building which currently houses the restaurant. The top two floors of the Grade 1 listed building are in need of extensive repair and the catering facilities will also receive a significant upgrade.
There’s much evidence to show that new technology and the best quality fittings were used in the design of the stables, and it is these elements that make it such a significant space. Indeed, the building is one of only 21 stables in the country with Grade 1 status. The conservation work will therefore require the use of traditional materials and specialist building skills in order to respect the original construction techniques and interior design.
For the duration of the project, visitors will have the chance to keep up to date with what’s going on through regular behind the scenes tours and heritage skills days. There will also be opportunities for hands-on practical experience in the use of traditional building skills.
Although the stables restaurant will be closed for the year as a result of the building works, alternative on-site catering facilities will be provided.