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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”


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?”

Staycation Opportunities

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!!”

West Blockhouse

The first time we saw the West Blockhouse work had not started on the refurbishment.  A dark, dank and dreadful building, void inside of all floors and only a broken rusty spiral staircase hanging down in the middle of the dripping interior.  No way was Landmark Trust going to be able to renovate this building. Continue reading “West Blockhouse”

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

The Martello Tower

My favourite Landmark – hmm that’s really hard as I have enjoyed them all so much.  Right, as I can’t make up my mind I am going for our first Landmark (at least 45 years ago) which was the Martello Tower (picture on Home Page) near Aldeburgh, Suffolk.  Being the largest of a chain ofContinue reading “The Martello Tower”


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”

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