Monday, 23 March 2015

Popping Your Calke Abbey

I don't pop Calke for every house I see but hey big stately , I want to spend a little time with you.




Today I'm talking Calke Abbey which is a whisker and a jolly happy skip away from house , we actually were meant to be going to Hendon then men flu hit somewhat so plans changed . Our plans changed to RAF Cosford but I think the teen was trying got an Oscar and subsequently suggested Calke Abbey.

One slight problem we had let our membership slip * sorry squirrel Nutkins .

So that meant we had to get membership again , I know you can get deals on line and this will save you money but when my teenager suggests this then I'm sold . He starts A levels in September so time is precious now in which to teach him further life skills , I've yet to get him to cook at home ,nhs hool yes home no but he can open the fridge.

Back to Calke Abbey we were signed up by a lovely lady who explained how important it all was and the joy and gladness in her voice made me feel birth humbled and proud. Each property has its own uniqueness and the amount of activities that go on there will blow your mind , if you like a Downton Abbey then you'll make use of  National Trust membership.







Going to a National Trust propert can ease a world of troubles away for you making you realise there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anticipation 






Time has stood still for Calke Abbey in around the time 1890 




and it is a beguiling and wonderful place never eerie , Calke Abbey unleashed the adventurer that is hidden deep within us. Cake Abbey is a stunning Baroque mansion that continues to reveal the surprises and secrets that are there you just have to seek and look out. The National Trust have stabilised the tumble down nature of Calke Abbey as they wish to show it for the time capsule that it is and they do a admirable job as custodians of our past and of our future.





25 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful place - obviously less tranquil if I bring my boys, but I would love to take a walk around there!

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  2. We visited Calke Abbey as they had a Halloween themed event on it was great fun. So many stuffed animals and a great story behind the history of the house. Loved the tunnels too! Fab place x

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  3. What an amazing place. I just spent quite a while on the internet reading it's history and looking at pictures of their gardens etc. It's going to be on my list to visit soon.

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  4. Og that looks like an a amazing place and I am with you, when kids suggest doing anything I am happy to oblige!

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  5. I love visiting National Trust properties when I'm in England and I'll be sure to put this one on my list.

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  6. such a beautiful building , i would love to go visit

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  7. ooohh this looks incredible, I would love to explore there

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  8. This looks like a really interesting place to visit and it's great that your teenager suggested going there. Whereabouts is Calke Abbey?

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  9. ,Such a stunning place. (I now have a certain song in my head LOL)

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  10. This looks like a pretty awesome place to visit! xx

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  11. We are massive National Trust fans - I love all the differences in the properties they own, from the grand to the humble. I haven't heard of Calke Abbey but it looks great.

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  12. What a pretty place to visit! Love your photos! Would love to travel to more places like this!

    Lucie x

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  13. That stained glass window is beautiful x

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  14. You have some amazing photos. The place looks stunning!

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  15. wow honey this looks like a really lovely place to visit! xx

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  16. what a beautiful house and I love that stained glass window in the first picture. stunning.

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  17. We love NT properties and stately homes. I have never heard of this one but it looks like it would be worth making the journey for. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. what an amazing place! thanks for sharing x

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  19. Oh to live somewhere like this, it looks stunning even on a gloomy day

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  20. This place looks really lovely and would make a wonderful day out.

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  21. What a beautiful building, thanks for introducing me to it as I hadn't heard of it before

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  22. I hadn't heard of this building before but it definitely looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    Jess
    owlcrazymummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. looks so full of history and a great day out

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  24. Such a beautiful place, I can imagine spending a lot of time there just wondering around.

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  25. Such a wonderful place. Thank you for sharing

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