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Saving buildings at risk in 2024

Landmark Historian, Caroline Stanford, reflects on the last few years at Landmark, the conservation projects currently in the pipeline and the at-risk buildings in our sights.

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Landmarks the kids will love

All of our Landmarks are extraordinary in their own way, but some come with that extra sprinkling of magic that make them adored by our younger guests. Whether it’s a secret tunnel, a former railway or a particularly fairytale-worthy setting, these properties all have that special something guaranteed to unlock children’s imaginations and create some incredible family memories.

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Furnishing the Station Agent's House

The interiors of the Station Agent’s House faced us with a puzzle. How to present the rooms of a 200-year old house – one of Manchester’s oldest – that had seen so many changes, in a way that was at once evocative, distinctive and timeless? Landmark Historian Caroline Stanford shares the careful design process behind the interior furnishings of this hugely important building in Manchester city centre.

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Mavisbank to be saved

Thanks to a major grant of £5.3m from the National Heritage Memorial Fund we are now able to begin rescuing Mavisbank House: one of the most important buildings at risk in Britain.

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Five special things about the Station Agent's House

Bookings for breaks at the Station Agent’s House are now open and there’s lots to love about this Grade-I listed building. From its position in history to its architectural features and surroundings, here are five of our favourite things.

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Tremendous Towers

Adorned with fairytale turrets and romantic rooftops offering sweeping views, a restorative break in a tower promises to be an unforgettable holiday. Nestled in rural landscapes and perched on the edge of towns and villages, we have 18 towers from two to six stories high, built across different periods in history and varying in architectural design.

We’ve rounded up seven of these extraordinary buildings, each ready to elevate your holiday to the next level.

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Calverley Old Hall Crafting Cultures training videos

Thanks to funding from National Lottery Players, we have been able to produce some short training videos to share some of the traditional craft skills being used on site. Find out how to fix a sash window cord, and get a glimpse into the exciting renovation of Calverley Old Hall.

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Rejuvenating Saddell Castle

We are embarking on a major project to undertake extensive repair and improvement works to conserve and maintain this Category A listed building and enhance the guest experience. The project includes external masonry repairs and complete reharling in a gauged hot lime mortar, timber repair and roofing works.

We’ll be sharing insights into the project across the coming months and reopening for holidays in late summer 2025. Keep an eye on this page as the project unfolds.

Follow the maintenance journey

Progress update: The Station Agent's House

As a Landmark for eight, The Station Agent’s House will soon be ready to welcome its first guests, in late spring 2024. Until then, after a recent site visit, here's an update on the progress so far by Landmark Historian, Caroline Stanford.

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Danescombe Mine renovated

Danescombe Mine is one of Landmark’s most iconic and courageous early restorations. Standing by a stream in a steep wooded valley, the engine house of a former mine was first converted in 1972-3. As part of our extensive programme of maintenance across our portfolio, last year we closed Danescombe and began a major upgrade. Landmark's surveyor for the southwest Graham Watts shares highlights from the complex project.

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Stories of great courage

One of the true privileges to come from our latest appeal to rescue RAF Ibsley Watch Office in Hampshire has been the sharing of wartime memories by our supporters. Our hope to save this important fragment of wartime history and remember the brave people who once worked and flew here has undoubtedly struck a chord. This is history still just within reach for so many of us. 

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Environmental Sustainability Q&A

We believe heritage is part of the solution to the extraordinary challenges of climate change and are committed to continuing to play our part in tackling them. We spoke to our Environmental Sustainability Manager, Alice Ogilvie to find out more about what Landmark is doing to support the fight against climate change.

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Sackville House wins a Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Following the successful completion of a 15-month restoration at Sackville House, the project was entered into the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards under the category '2023 Small Scale Residential' and won the award.

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Which? Awards 2023

We’re proud to be a runner up in the 2023 Which? Travel Brand of the Year award. Nominated for being the only UK holiday accommodation provider to get five stars for absolutely everything in their recent survey, as well as a 92% customer score.

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Wild Isles

Lundy's spectacular and often rare marine life was featured in a special documentary inspired by BBC's Wild Isles. Fifty years ago, the island’s surrounding waters became Britain’s first Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, and in 2003, Britain’s first No Take Zone was established on the east side of the island. The programme is available to view on BBC iPlayer and explores the success of these initiatives.

The episode features Andrew Bengey from Lundy Diving, talking about the astonishing richness of the underwater natural world around Lundy, thanks to its special designation as a Marine Protected Area.

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Saving Fairburn Tower

As Fairburn Tower's magnificent restoration is complete, Landmark's Director, Dr Anna Keay, looks back at the very first visit to a crumbling Fairburn in ruin.

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Watch our latest video

Our new video celebrates gathering loved ones and together exploring new places. Landmarks have stood witness from 1250 through to the present day and your holiday booking ensures precious places will survive forevermore. 

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Birdwatching on Lundy

In a look through the binoculars at some of Lundy's magnificent birdlife, we were delighted to welcome David Lindo, also known as the Urban Birder, to Lundy earlier this autumn. An Ambassador for the island, David has shared reflections and photographs from the visit in a new blog. 

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Culture Recovery Fund unlocks vital repairs

After the months of uncertainty following closures due to Covid, we were delighted to receive support thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund designed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Two major grants administered by Historic England enabled critical work at Landmarks across England.

The projects that benefitted

Trees a Crowd on Lundy

New podcast and blog celebrate the island

We’re delighted to share a special Trees a Crowd podcast episode dedicated to Lundy. Regularly the top-rated nature podcast, Trees a Crowd celebrates the beauty and inspiration of our environment through informal conversations with artists, scientists and enthusiasts.

In this episode, recorded in spring 2022, host David Oakes meets island warden Rosie Ellis and assistant warden Stuart Cossey, together exploring the island, its endemic species and remarkable wildlife.

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A weekend at Langley Gatehouse by Nandini Das

‘Sturdy Jacobean brick and stone and timber of the gatehouse have persisted stubbornly’

Nandini Das, Professor of Early Modern English Literature and Culture, is fresh from a break at Langley Gatehouse. She has penned a blog in response, noting the ‘recent conversations across space and time in the carefully preserved visitors’ logbooks... Their thick, creamy pages are full of handwritten notes of people who have stayed here before us. Moments are captured in their lines just as they are in every groove and hollow of the building.’

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The impact of your holiday

Every break safeguards precious places

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 works, each renewing and revitalising precious places.

Holidays with meaning