This amazing house designed by Edward Lutyens is a property that I have stayed in for a Christmas and a New Year. Nestled in the countryside of Surrey, Abindger Common the huge house has a unique feature that makes this property stand out from other Landmark properties, a skittle alley dating back to 1901. AnyoneContinue reading “Goddards”
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The Italian Gems
The beauty of Landmark Trust is it does not just confine itself to the UK. It does in fact have 5 properties in Italy where people can stay. The reason why these properties have made it onto the Landmark Trust portfolio is due to meeting the criteria of having some historical significance to the UK.Continue reading “The Italian Gems”
Escape to the Islands?
Landmark Trust have 2 properties in Channel Islands and 24 on the Lundy Islands. The most interesting is Fort Clonque on Guernsey. Overlooking the sea an old fort was originally built to fend off the French in 1850s. Sleeps 13 and makes a great Summer get away due to the warmer climate one can getContinue reading “Escape to the Islands?”
With jetting abroad becoming ever more restrictive due to the ongoing Covid crisis staycations have become ever more popular. Even heard that summer 2021 cottages and UK holiday villas up to 70% booked up. And why not? Landmark Trust has hundreds of properties that cater for various numbers of people and are situated the lengthContinue reading “Staycation Opportunities”
Im a celebrity get me out of here!!
Based on the popularity of the show and this year the show is set in a Welsh castle it has boosted the interest in castles. I wish to emphasize that Landmark Trust restores many castles so people can stay in them. Please visit the site https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/ for more information on hundreds across the whole ofContinue reading “Im a celebrity get me out of here!!”
Latest news from Landmark Trust
We’re reopening! The UK government has announced that summer holidays are back on the horizon. We’ll be reopening Landmarks from 4 July on Lundy and 6 July in England, and are working towards 13 July in Wales and 17 July in Scotland
This stately home in Surrey is a place we have been to a couple of times, once for Christmas and another for the New Year’s celebrations. Built by Edwin Lutyens in 1898 it has lovely gardens through which you can stroll or you may prefer to venture out to the surrounding forests. This property hasContinue reading “Goddards”
My first Landmark
I was nought years old when I attended my first Landmark in Saddell Castle near the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. Saddell Castle is situated in a stunning location by the sea and you have a beach to yourselves. It sleeps 8 people. I only have family photos of me there as a baby but myContinue reading “My first Landmark”
I always found the journey to be part of the buzz as each of the families travelled from different parts of the country and we would meet for the first time in a pub near to the venue, selected at random. You never knew beforehand exactly how long the journey would take as the locationsContinue reading “The journey”
How did it all start?
“Would you like to spend Christmas in a Castle?” read the headlines on the Daily Telegraph Supplement way back in the 1970’s (long before I was born). Yes I most definitely would, thought my Mother and plucking up courage asked the gentleman sitting across from her on the train if he would let her haveContinue reading “How did it all start?”