Belton's Stables Project

A hard hat in the window of Belton's stables

The team at Belton House have started a year-long project  to conserve and rejuvenate the seventeenth century stables and coach building which 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 tool box talks 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 in the temporary Pavilion Café, located on the front lawn.

Latest posts

29 Sep 17

Stable yard surfaces meeting

Following extensive consultation with Historic England and National Trust advisors. The final surfaces for use in the Stable yard are approved. This protects the historic granite sets and improves the tarmac area with a pea gravel top coat. The location of lost historic features will be marked at ground level with flat stone sets.

25 Sep 17

New servery design finalised and approved

Following a full-scale recreation of the plans in the building, the layout and merchandising are finalised and approved.

22 Sep 17

Site meeting to discuss the temporary restaurant

De Boer Marquees and PKL will create a temporary restaurant on the front lawns for 12 months giving visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the views of the designed parkland landscape over a cream tea.

Spring blossom in front of Belton House