What is the Landmark Futures scheme?
Landmark Futures offers free study breaks in our historic properties to recognised educational institutes. Small groups of 8-10 people can stay and study, read, discuss and write, encouraging those 'lightbulb moments' in our beautiful Landmarks.
What you can expect staying in a Landmark
All Landmark’s buildings are self-catering, with a well equipped kitchen. There is everything you need for modern life, but we do not provide wifi, internet access, TVs or telephones. Mobile phone signal strength can also be variable in some buildings; our Booking Enquiries team may be able to advise if coverage is critical for your stay.
Landmarks are well-furnished with comfortable, classic furniture. Children are always welcome, and at most buildings, so are dogs. The beds will be made up for your arrival with blankets and sheets and one large towel is provided for each person staying.
All buildings have electricity, heating and hot water.
Why can’t individuals apply for Landmark Futures?
We need to rely on the advice of your educational institution to validate that these free stays are being used for their intended purpose.
Are there phones in Landmark’s buildings? TVs? Internet access? Wifi? CD players?
No to all of the above, in-line with the preferences of an overwhelming majority of those who stay in our buildings. Some people choose to take a radio or TV with them, although the remoteness of some of our buildings means we cannot always guarantee reception.
How many people can stay?
Landmark’s buildings sleep between 2 and 16 people, but please look carefully at the floorplans included in the building’s page on the website to see how many bedrooms there are in each. Not everyone in your group may wish to share a bedroom.
How do we get to your buildings?
A few Landmark buildings are in town centres and can be reached by public transport and on foot. For others, still in towns or villages, you can arrive nearby on public transport and then take a taxi. Some are more remote, and you will need to drive or be driven to.
Does the Landmark Trust pay for the travel costs too?
No, you (or the institution applying on your behalf) must be able to fund your travel.
Does the Landmark Trust provide or pay for food during the stay?
No, you (or the institution applying on your behalf) must provide the food during your stay. All our buildings are self-catering so you will need to bring your food with you or buy it locally.
What does the Landmark Trust pay for?
Landmark provides the building for your stay absolutely free, and will pay for all heating (including logs where there is an open fire or logstove), hot water, electricity and reasonable cleaning at the end of your stay. The beds will be made up for your arrival with blankets and sheets and there will be clean towels.
What do I need to bring?
Things people like to bring when visiting Landmark’s buildings include:
Radio / something to play music on
Walking boots / wellingtons
Favourite recipe book
Are your buildings suitable for people in a wheelchair / of limited mobility?
Wherever possible, we adapt our buildings for full accessibility and many have ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms. However, it is part of the character of old buildings that they include features that may not be easy for those in a wheelchair or of limited mobility, like changes of floor level, or steep, narrow staircases.
We encourage you to look carefully at the floor plans of each building on our website, and if you are in any doubt or have any questions, just get in touch with our knowledgeable Bookings Enquiries team on [email protected] or by phone 01628 825925.