Staying in our buildings

We take on historic places in danger and carefully and sensitively restore them. By making them available for holidays, we make sure they can be enjoyed by all, both today and for future generations.

What you can expect

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All of our buildings have comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and good quality bath and bed linen. Most Landmarks have at least one open fire or stove. Landmarks are quite different from the mainstream - none of them have televisions, radios, telephones or Wi-Fi. 

A welcome tray with tea and sugar awaits your arrival. 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.