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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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A treasured Legacy

beautifully maintained and a delight to visit. Our group very much enjoyed the guided tour and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne B
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Bury St Edmunds
Free visit

When eating out buy extra cake as the robins come and sit on your table and eat with you Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stephen h
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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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  • Average5%
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“white room” (41 reviews)
“drawing room” (32 reviews)
“baillie scott” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
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+44 15394 46139
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"tea room"
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"excellent cafe"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

beautifully maintained and a delight to visit. Our group very much enjoyed the guided tour and the refreshments afterwards.

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When eating out buy extra cake as the robins come and sit on your table and eat with you Beautiful view. Watch the buzzards soaring below you

Thank stephen h
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for tea an scones as we waited for our turn to tour the Blackwell House. What a lovely way to spend a morning in the Lake District. The tea and scones were the best that we had on our trip to the UK....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vistsed on a two day break. This is a beautiful arts and crafts house built by a brewer originally for a holiday home. Great views over Windermere from the gardens. Well worth a trip

Thank Stravinsky1975
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious. Everything freshly baked, with a very tempting selection. Even the coffee was good - a most unusual experience in the UK. Would highly recommend.

Thank jan g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful house, full of inspiration, and so peaceful and calming. We visited mid week. The staff are very welcoming and passionate about the house. The tea rooms are excellent.

Thank chaosLythamStAnnes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be another of my “Wow” places. I don’t know exactly what I expected when a visit here was suggested but I was more than happy when we explored the property - it just goes to show what you can do when you’ve...More

Thank Bob T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. You can walk round the house and see the white room with its incredible views.. Craft items are for sale.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding example of the arts and crafts era, the white room is breathtaking with the most fabulous view over lake Windermere. I have a great friend who was a boarder from the age of 5 at the school so I had an...More

Thank SueYeti
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we are really pleased that your visit to Blackwell was so enjoyable. The views from the terrace are amazing in this lovely summer sunshine and spending even a small amount of time out there is so relaxing isn't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone with even a glimmer of interest in arts and crafts architecture or furniture and fittings this place is a must. A beautifully restored 1901 built “holiday home” for a rich Mancunian brewer. The white drawing room is just stunning but all of it...More

Thank Todlass
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of Blackwell and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit - even if we did manage to keep you longer than you expected (we just can't help it I'm afraid, there is so much detail to distract...More

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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
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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.
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