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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
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+44 141 353 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.

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Perfect Venue!!!!

Our daughter was married here on March 5th. It was an amazing experience and we have had fabulous feedback from our guests. Robert the wedding planner on the day was so friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 March 2016
Cameron123
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Central Scotland
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Central Scotland
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Our daughter was married here on March 5th. It was an amazing experience and we have had fabulous feedback from our guests. Robert the wedding planner on the day was so friendly and extremely efficient. The food could not have been better and all the staff were so helpful. The atmosphere was perfect. We cannot recommend this too highly if... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments and for your recommendation - it is very much appreciated. Robert, Chef and their teams are delighted to know that you all enjoyed the day so much, it was our pleasure to look after you for your daughters wedding! Kind Regards, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We are regular patrons and cannot fault the standard or service. Coffee and scone with jam and cream is our choice. We have been going for many years, which I think speaks for itself.

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Thank 152mama
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and for choosing the Art Lovers Cafe, its wonderful to hear that you enjoy the standards and service within cafe. We are grateful for your continued custom and look forward to seeing you next time you pop in for coffee and a scone! Thanks, Lynn More 

Rothesay, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Had a really nice afternoon tea with family for Mothers Day. The food was delicious and nicely presented with each of us with our own little cake stand. Staff were totally charming, helpful and very caring to the baby who was entertaining everyone. It was really busy but this added to the atmosphere and the staff coped well. Must emphasise... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thank-you for taking the time to let us know how you got on for your Mothers Day visit to the Art Lovers Cafe, it sounds like you all had an enjoyable time! We are sorry to hear you had any problems getting parked, we were exceptionally busy on Sunday though - usually our 100 space car park is... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were here for a wedding reception and the place is stunning. good staff and friendly service! It is a great venue for a wedding would definitely recommend it!

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Thank george s
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your recommendation George, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time as a wedding guest at the venue! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is such a beautiful and worthwhile house to visit. The place is so inspiring. The rooms have been created with great focus on detail and the individual guide commentaries are very enlightening. A magical place in wonderful surroundings and well worth a visit. After a browse around the lovely shop, we had a magnificent three course lunch in the... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments Fiona, its fabulous to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit to the house. Its great that you managed to also enjoy the cafe and shop while you were at the venue. Thank-you for your recommendation! Regards, Lynn More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We were here for a wedding reception on the 29th of Feb. Lovely little place with good staff. We had a great time, parking is right outside which is handy and it is free.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Jade, Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you got on as a wedding guest at House for an Art Lover. Lovely to hear that you had a good time, and that you managed to take advantage of the parking too! Thanks, Lynn More 

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

More impressive on the inside than out, this house is well worth a visit. Set in Bellahouston Park (which itself has a lot to offer). The car park is on the small side and not too easy to manuvour in, so take care. Inside are stunning rooms each with their own charm. CRM was a genius well ahead of his... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, Thanks for visiting the house and for the feedback of your experience, we have to agree that Bellahouston Park has so much to offer as well. If you are visiting again try the large car park, there are around 100 spaces and plenty of room to maneuver. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We got married here a couple of weeks ago and would recommend the venue to any future brides and grooms to be. The staff are professional and make things run like clock work. It also helps that the setting is stunning. We have had so many of our guests tell us this was one of the best weddings they have... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments, and for choosing House for an Art Lover for your wedding celebration. It was our pleasure to look after you and your guests and we are delighted to hear that you had such lovely feedback from them. Thank-you too for your recommendation, it's much appreciated! Kind Regards, Lynn More 

Glasgow Scotland
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a Rennie Mackintosh building which is fully fitted out with his furniture to view. Small weddings are allowed here, with the beautiful gardens available to walk around. The restaurant is beyond lovely, very busy and always a queue at the weekends. The menu is lovely. Not the cheapest but certainly one of the best places to eat outside... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to feedback on your experience of the venue, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of House for an Art Lover and the surrounding grounds and gardens. If you are visiting again why not consider our table d'hote menu - only £11.99 for 2 courses! Thanks, Lynn More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

A must see for Mackintosh fans. Loved the Piano. All the details lighting, stained glass. Chairs.....but if you come from far, check there isn't an event on

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Thank Thuline D
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you fro your comments, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to House for an Art Lover. We do certainly recommend everyone to check our website or give a call in advance to check times as opening does vary due to events. Thanks, Lynn More 

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