What you can expect
We seek to ensure all our buildings have comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and good quality bath and bed linen. All beds are made up ready for your arrival with sheets and blankets and several buildings have duvets. Most Landmarks have at least one open fire or stove. In other respects they are quite different from the mainstream and none has a television, radio or telephone. Given their mainly remote locations, we are not able to provide wi-fi.
Staying in a Landmark - the practicalities
A welcome tray with tea and sugar awaits your arrival and you will find a pint of milk in the fridge. We also provide lavatory rolls and a bar of soap per basin but no other toiletries. Being self-catering, you will need to bring food and, if there is an open fire, you may need to bring kindling, logs and fire-lighters. Here are other things you might consider.
History to live in
Our interiors have a style that is all their own. Usually favouring traditional furniture, with paintings and engravings relevant to each place, we try both to provide comfort and to emphasise the building’s historic character. We take care in selecting every bed and bookcase, lamp and latch, and you will find no modern mass produced furniture in our buildings.
An extensively researched History Album, written for each Landmark, explores the story of that building and its rescue. Each Landmark also has a library of books selected to illuminate aspects of the building or locality, rather as you might find in the house of a well-read friend.
Time spent with family and friends
To stay in one of our buildings is, our visitors tell us, to step away from the drone of modern life. Our Logbooks reveal some of the ways people spend their time: walking, cooking, playing cards, laying fires, painting, reading, watching the stars, writing, entertaining and simply thinking. Most of all they speak of the special atmosphere of a Landmark Trust building and of the preciousness of the time spent there with friends and family.