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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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What a beautiful house

We have visited the Lake District for many years and I can't believe we have only just discovered... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
Simply stunning

This is a must see if you are at all interested in 20th century architecture, the Arts and Crafts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kitty W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Enjoy a serene day out at the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. We encourage you to sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas. Blackwell retains many of its original decorative features, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, curious window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling by Simpsons of Kendal. The rooms contain furniture and objects by many of the leading Arts and Crafts designers and studios.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
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“white room” (38 reviews)
“window seats” (36 reviews)
“drawing room” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited the Lake District for many years and I can't believe we have only just discovered this gem of an arts and crafts house. Beautiful rooms and a lakeside setting.

Thank doline15
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are at all interested in 20th century architecture, the Arts and Crafts movement, art, or simply beautiful things. Lifts your soul.

Thank Kitty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit The house has been beautifully and intelligently restored The house was quiet as we were slightly out of season and that added to our enjoyment

Thank N_Rayn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific place where you can enjoy stunning arts and craft creativity, wonderful views and theres a great little cafe and craft shop too!

Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful house to visit and explore. Wonderful arts and crafts architecture and design. The main hall and the lounge are lovely, but pretty much the entire house is worth exploring. Also, very nice tea room with great cakes. A great gem - equivalent to...More

Thank Mr&MrsWilko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Designed by architect MH Baillie Scott, Blackwell is a fine example of the Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 1800’s. The lovingly restored house features beautiful themes inspired by nature including hand carved wood panels, hand painted Burlap panels". Lest you forget where you...More

1  Thank Merunisha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful house is situated just outside Bowness and has stunning views over Windermere. Lovely rooms with carved panelling, plaster ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and stained glass. Also a nice cafe.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look especially if you like arts and crafts design . Great architecture and lovely tiles and glass throughout. Really good cafe and a pleasant shop with more unusual things than your average national trust shop. Worth visiting.

1  Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful interior, outstanding craftsmanship and the shop and cafe are fab too. The views from the wonderful window seats are a dream.

Thank yrbancroft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not usually a fan of home tours, but this one caught me by surprise. It's nothing like the boring conventional design you see on pictures of the outside. Inside, it's a luminous space of polished wood unlike anything I've seen outside some Frank...More

Thank Insouciant1
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Terry A
10 March 2017|
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Response from Lakeland-Arts | Property representative |
Hi Terry, Unfortunately we can only allow service dogs into Blackwell House and the garden, but dogs are welcome on the courtyard area by the main entrance where there is patio furniture for owners to sit with them if they... More
Gordon D
25 June 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is open every day except around Christmas, and is 10.30 to 5.0pm in the summer, 4.00pm winter. Shop and tea room are open too.