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Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

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Address: Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
Phone Number:
+44 15394 46139
Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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favourite place in the lakes

this is our favourite place for a snack or lunch. excellent food and cakes, first class service in a world class location

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Prescot, United Kingdom
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Prescot, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is our favourite place for a snack or lunch. excellent food and cakes, first class service in a world class location

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lakes are a wonderful place to visit if you like Arts & Crafts period. Blackwell epitomises much that is so beautiful about the style, architecture, textiles etc. A great place to go whatever the time of year.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

An exquisite Arts and Crafts house which we never even tire of visiting. Beautiful rooms simply furnished mostly with local Arts and Crafts furniture, beautiful views, stunning architecture, fascinating exhibitions and a shop with art and craft work of the very highest standard.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my second visit and it was really interesting to see how the house has developed over the past three year. The level of information given was very good - informative but not overwhelming and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in art and design.

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Thank Lwyrha
South Lakes
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a beautiful house full of architectural features in a stunning setting. Views from the house and the terrace are exceptional. The café offers high quality food and drink ,it's not cheap but it's good value. Staff are welcoming and efficient.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Blackwell House is just stunning, an amazing place to visit. Every room is full of the most beautiful and inspirational craftwork and design in every medium you could imagine. It's almost sensory overload. The views from the house are great too. The rescue and restoration of the house has been so worthwhile. The work and dedication involved has to be... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you are into the arts and crafts movement this is a must not miss place to visit and even if you are not you should go

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Joyful experience from the extremely informative reception staff who gave us a plan of the house "free".We took her advice and visited the white room last stunning the views of the lake amazing.This is a glorious house of arts and craft.We had lunch in the cafe staff gave table service very friendly,food standard was excellent for such a small area.We... More 

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Winchester
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Absolutely stunning house and great views over the lake. Sit on the terrace for a cup of tea and survey the vista.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We normally opt for National Trust properties in the Lakes but out of season, this caught our eye. Heading South out of Bowness, this elevated house is an absolute homage to the Arts and Crafts movement from its architect, Mackie Hugh Bailie Scott. Evocative of this era, with connections to both William Morris and Ruskin, this house is an absolute... More 

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