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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

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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...more
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Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After watching a BBC series on the Arts and Crafts movement, I was delighted to be able to visit this amazing restored house. It was a 5 minute drive from our hotel, about 10 minute drive from Bowness. We arrived on a very sunny day...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosepetals10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d never heard of Blackwell I must confess but this is such a gem and well worth a visit. The Arts and Crafts aesthetic is worked into absolutely every detail, I kept noticing things that you could tell had had a great deal of thought...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mattp945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well-worth a visit, particularly for Arts & Crafts aficionados. The house is spacious and filled with light. The craftsmanship and authenticity are instantly recognizable as A&C, but as the house was custom-built, there are many unique touches, motifs, and patterns I haven't seen anywhere...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

If you’re into Arts and Crafts design, then this house is for you, check the web site. The house is wonderfully restored and in a fantastic setting with views over Windermere to die for, but the quality of design and workmanship is a joy. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MParty3250
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Well maintained and restored house. The attention to detail is very good and sympathetic to originality . House is a good hour to look round with displays and local photographs. The garden is about 30 mins, but the view is so nice you could take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 January 2019

For anyone interested in arts and crafts movement this is a No 1 place for a pilgrimage. Simply beautiful architecture, internal design with great views over Windermere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dontcontact
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Whenever I'm in the area we always go to Blackwell Arts and Crafts house for lunch. Never disappointed, such a lovely place to eat. The house is well worth looking round, but usually it's just for lunch or coffee.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 30 December 2018

AS ever this place is fabulous. So worth a visit if you are interested in Arts & Crafts. The furniture is beautiful, the building even better. Even things to entertain the children!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alex4lancs
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This Arts and Crafts House has an amazing history. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We have visited on more than one occasion and love to wander through the rooms and sit in the window seats looking at the beautiful views over Lake Windermere. They...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hazel P
Reviewed 8 December 2018

You can walk to this house from Bowness, generally off the main road but with a short stretch on it. The views are spectacular and the house itself is interesting. When we were there a young girl was playing the piano and it was so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Terry A
10 March 2017|
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Response from Lakeland Arts M | 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
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.