The impact of your holiday

Each break ensures that precious places survive in our society, culture and landscape.

Our charity rescues and restores historic buildings. The rental income we generate flows directly back into our buildings, not into shareholder returns or executive bonuses. It means we can put over £2 million every year into repairs and maintenance to keep properties looking their best and meeting customer expectations. Our teams work with networks of tradespeople and conservators, boosting regional employment and contributing to local economies on a national scale. These contractors are often family run businesses, their relationship with Landmark dating back generations. Together we source locally produced materials and British-made products wherever possible. Often we're reviving near-lost traditional craft techniques, training the next generation of crafts people too.

With each holiday booking, we can thatch and plaster. We can gild, grain and harl, reapply limewash, repoint and redecorate. Here we highlight a handful of recent maintenance projects, each renewing and revitalising precious places.

To win one of three signed copies of our director Anna Keay's acclaimed new book The Restless Republic: Britain without a Crown let us know your favourite case study and why by noon on 20 May at [email protected].

Case studies:

Tower Hill

Pembrokeshire

Contractor Steve Kind, whose specialist eye has been cast over several Landmarks in south Wales, recently spent two months refurbishing Tower Hill in St David’s. Meet Steve and his team, plus learn about the changes to this longstanding Landmark in a new video.

Meet Steve

Keeper's Cottage

Bedfordshire

In the pinewoods of the Shuttleworth Estate in Old Warden, Mark Smitten, Matt Cannell and Rose Andrews from Landmark’s craft team have refreshed and redecorated this cottage reminiscent of fairytales.

See the team's results 

The Mackintosh Building

Perthshire

Residents have long been enjoying a soak in the bath in this first-floor flat designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 119 years after this elegant building's construction, Landmark’s surveyor for Scotland Zac Manning has sympathetically introduced a shower unit too.

Revitalising a bathroom

The Priest's House

Devon

Landmark's surveyor for 37 properties in the south-west Mark Cox leads sensitive bathroom improvements at this church house from c.1500.

Local contractors step in

Ascog House

Argyll and Bute

A new electric vehicle charger, full internal decoration and landscaping are amongst the list of extensive works at this Isle of Bute House.

See the changes

The Saddell Estate

Argyll and Bute

We first came to Saddell three years before Paul McCartney and Wings performed ‘Mull of Kintyre’ on its shoreline. Nurturing the estate over several decades, recent work has included roof repairs and two new gates. 

Ironmongery, masonry and more