Stay somewhere extraordinary from just £25pppn for 4 nights from 24 – 28 May
From palaces, pavilions and a pigsty to forts, follies and quaint cottages by the sea, the Landmark Trust, one of Britain’s largest building conservation charities, has unique properties available to celebrate the start of summer. With incredible views and outdoor spaces these are perfect places for families, friends and couples to explore the UK.
Some of the properties where you could be spending the spring bank holiday:
The Banqueting House, Gibside, near Newcastle upon Tyne – from £781 (£195pp)
This Gothic folly sits on the edge of the Gibside estate. It stands in the highest part of the park in a grassy clearing, looking down on an octagonal pool with views to the Derwent Valley and beyond. The splendour of the architecture and surrounding land makes it the ideal playground for little Lords and Ladies.
The Banqueting House, Newcastle upon Tyne (sleeps 4). Four nights from £781 (£195 per person based on four sharing)
West Blockhouse, Dale, Pembrokeshire – from £1506 (£188pp)
Perched spectacularly on a promontory overlooking the sea, West Blockhouse has fine views along the Pembrokeshire coast and enjoys a sheltered south facing beach within a few hundred yards. From here you can watch the spectacle of a big ship feeling her way into the mouth of the haven at one’s feet.
West Blockhouse, Pembrokeshire (sleeps 8). Four nights from £1506 (£188 per person based on eight sharing)
Enjoy a historic holiday within Hampton Court Palace. As well as unlimited access to all the Palace’s public areas during opening hours, you also have privileged access after hours to the courtyards and gardens of this magnificent palace by special arrangement with the friendly staff of Historic Royal Palaces.
Fish Court, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey (sleeps 6). Four nights from £1506 (£251 per person based on six sharing)
Two pigs were the excuse for this exercise in primitive classicism, now a romantic retreat for two. The Pigsty enjoys wonderful walks from the doorstep and far-reaching views over the hills towards Robin Hood’s Bay on one side, and the North Yorkshire Moors on the other.
The Pigsty, North Yorkshire (sleeps 2). Four nights from £1871 (£935 per person based on two sharing)
Once a majestic grandstand this small pavilion offers breathtaking views for miles and stunning Tudor and Jacobean architecture. The highlight of this property is the roof terrace where you can enjoy stargazing over the battlements.
Swarkestone Pavilion, Derbyshire (sleeps 2). Four nights from £755 (£377) per person based on two sharing)
Ford Cottage, Morwenstow, near Bude, Cornwall – from £812 (£203pp)
In the middle of the hamlet of Coombe, the picturesque Ford Cottage overlooks the bubbling stream as it winds its way towards the sea. Coombe stands at the forgotten junction of two wooded valleys in North Cornwall, just half a mile from the sea at Duckpool. Ford Cottage is perfect for a family break away.
For more information of the full list of properties available please visit the website or call 01628 825925