Not much else has been replaced, repaired or redecorated inside or outside the house from Victorian times until it came into the National Trust's ownership in the 1980s. Since then, work has been carried out to stop the situation getting worse, but no attempt has been made to tidy things up. Nor have any of the hoarded items been removed (other than temporarily while work was carried out, then everything was replaced exactly where it had been found).
On with the tour...
This magnificent set of buildings is actually the stable block, but peek round the open doors and you'll see the first evidence of the vast quanties of stuff stored everywhere:
The noticeboard on the wall doesn't seem to have been touched in years, and nor does this corner of the garden:
And here's the house itself;
The dining room and library are rather grand:
But elsewhere no one's tidied in decades, and the decor leaves a little to be desired:
Full set of photos starts here. Not all are great quality, but then neither was the lighting.
Calke Abbey is well worth a visit if you happen to be in Derbyshire, and I can recommend either the days on which it's fully open or the days when they hold 'themed tours'.