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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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Well worth the visit

Being familiar with the work of MacIntosh, it was great to see the work of one of his... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
jams69
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Blackwell arts & craft house

Took tons of photos of the various interesting nooks and crannies that were inspired by the arts... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
BeverlySecondo
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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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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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Being familiar with the work of MacIntosh, it was great to see the work of one of his contemporaries. A beautiful house. The craftsmanship in the wood carving is impressive. It was interesting to see the contrast between the medieval style dining hall and the...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Took tons of photos of the various interesting nooks and crannies that were inspired by the arts & crafts of the time.

Thank BeverlySecondo
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited as my partner is a lover of the arts.It is a delightfully restored house.For me I expected it to have more period furniture of the period.There are stunning views from most windows.There are many places where you can sit quietly if there are not...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We would just love to move in tomorrow! Or as one person put it "I imagine an alternate universe where I live here and can snuggle up with a book and a glass of wine in one of the comfortable seats." After a five week...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

A quite beautiful Arts & Crafts house, you feel its warmth and relaxed nature as you walk around. Quite beautifully judged in its use of space, using decoration as a highlight rather than the main message.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Blackwell is a lovely arts & crafts house containing many beautiful, hand-crafted items including furniture inlaid with pewter details, stained glass, ceramic tiles by artists such as William Morris and de Morgan. We loved the peacock frieze in the hall and the views over Windermere...More

Thank Tony_and_LN
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Blackwell is the most beautiful Arts and Crafts house in a stunning setting. We have been there many times but it always takes our breath away. Today was a lovely sunning day and the house just shone. As well as the house there is the...More

Thank Vanessa E
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, stunningly and sympathetically restored. Love the places to sit and look at things. Follow the route as they tell you to at the desk as the white room at the end is stunning! Can't praise this place highly enough and...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you like arts and craft you will love this house. My daughter is restoring a house of the same age if a little smaller and we thought it would give us some ideas. Wow it was amazing, so many details from the stained glass...More

Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited Blackwell today with my 92 year old mother unsure whether it would be manageable for her. We were offered the use of a wheelchair and a lift....absolutely perfect! We started with lunch in the tearoom...a delicious fresh tomato soup followed by beautifully presented,...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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