The Landmark Trust is a British building conservation charity, founded in 1965 by Sir John and Lady Smith, that rescues buildings of historic interest or architectural merit and then makes them available for holiday rental. The Trust's headquarters is at Shottesbrooke in Berkshire.Most trust properties are in England, Scotland and Wales. Some are on Lundy Island off the coast of north Devon, operated under lease from the National Trust. In continental Europe there are Landmark sites in Belgium, France and Italy. Four properties are in the United States—all in Vermont—one of which, Naulakha, was the home of Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s. The American sites are owned by an independent sister charity Landmark Trust USA. There is also an Irish Landmark Trust.Those who rent "Landmarks" provide a source of funds to support restoration costs and building maintenance. The trust has 190 properties, of varying sizes. Landmark sites include forts, farmhouses, manor houses, mills, cottages, castles, gatehouses, follies and towers and represent historic periods from medieval to 20th century.