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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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An unexpected gem

I love seeing houses designed and decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, and Blackwell is one of the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
susandcol
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South Yorkshire
Glad we visited the place, but...

My wife and I recently visited here, and we are glad we went but there is not a great deal to see... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
SLeeH
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London, 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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  • Average5%
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“baillie scott” (28 reviews)
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Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I love seeing houses designed and decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, and Blackwell is one of the best I`ve seen, not least because of the stunning views of Lake Windermere from the large windows and terraces. The house and furniture are superb, with...More

Thank susandcol
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I recently visited here, and we are glad we went but there is not a great deal to see. Also the entry fee is a bit pricey at £8.50 or £7.70 without a donation. The main hall is spectacular and the location...More

Thank SLeeH
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We visited Blackwell to seek inspiration for our house renovation which we believe to have originally been built in the Arts & Crafts period, we were not disappointed by Blackwell, the setting is glorious and if we were not on a mission we would have...More

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for afternoon treat had scone with Jan and cream with a pot of tea overlooking the Lake District

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is an amazing place to visit. If you are a fan of the Arts and Crafts movement this place is a must. A quiet oasis full of beautiful treasures. You are free to wander through the house taking in each room. There are friendly...More

Thank ZoeAndNick
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I wanted to see this house as it was used in the film The French Lieutenants Woman, although beautiful I don't believe the whole house was open as the upper floors seem to have been cordoned off which was a disappointment, I wanted to see...More

1  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

I knew nothing about Blackwell, but was thrilled to go. It has spectacular views of Lake Windermere. Architect was Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 - 1945). The decor is totally arts and crafts. I was especially taken with the stained glass. The tearoom is excellent....More

Thank professoressadarte
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is not a big house, but it is attractive, with many interesting features. The hall is particularly fine, and the decor in all the rooms is superb. Lovely leaded windows abound, and wonderful artwork. Well worth a visit. A nice little tea room, and...More

Thank Jingo43
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful arts & crafts style house. Have visited many times and it is a favourite with guests. My favourite place is the White Drawing Room where you can relax in a window seat and enjoy the views of Lake Windermere.The visiting art work is...More

Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here during a visit to Bowness as the it was raining. The house was is in a lovely setting and is lovely from outside. However once were inside we were quite disappointed the house has been extensively restored and although there was a...More

1  Thank BlackpoolCarol
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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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