Major restoration projects to showcase Landmark Trusts 50th anniversary

A trio of redevelopments by the Landmark Trust including the former home of author John Fowles in Lyme Regis will help the charity celebrate its 50th birthday in 2015

The Landmark Trust has announced three major restoration projects to help showcase its 50th anniversary in 2015.

The first to open will be Belmont in Lyme Regis next summer. The Grade II-listed seaside villa was built by the 18th-century pioneer Eleanor Coade, the most important female architect of the time, according to Landmark Trust director Anna Keay. The property was later the home of author John Fowles who completed the French Lieutenants Woman there. Once complete it will sleep eight.

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