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Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

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Address: Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
Phone Number:
+44 15394 46139
Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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Arts and Crafts with superb views cafe and shop

Not the easiest place to find but well worth persevering for a lovely arts and crafts house with great views over Windermere. It has a wonderful shop full of books , ceramics... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda L
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest place to find but well worth persevering for a lovely arts and crafts house with great views over Windermere. It has a wonderful shop full of books , ceramics, glass and jewellery by contemporary artists. The cafe is also great with fresh cakes and coffeee and tea. Light meals were also on offer and the staff were... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting place to visit, nice to have map/guide included in entry price. There is a full guide available to purchase which is well worth while.Lots to see and the history of the house is interesting too. Stayed for lunch menu a bit restricted but what we had was very nice. Plenty of parking. It was fairly quite when... More 

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something on a cold and rainy day and were amazed that we had not heard of it before, having been coming to the Lakes for years. So interesting both in terms of design and social history. Great in the winter but even better in the summer, enjoying glorious views over Lake Windemere.t

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never heard of Blackwell house, seems it could do with more publicity. Entry is approx. £8.80, no concessions, but you are provided with a beautifully drawn A4 expose of the rooms in situ and text describing each room & drawing attention to pertinent details. Makes it easy to remember what you have seen when back home again. The... More 

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is our favourite place for a snack or lunch. excellent food and cakes, first class service in a world class location

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The lakes are a wonderful place to visit if you like Arts & Crafts period. Blackwell epitomises much that is so beautiful about the style, architecture, textiles etc. A great place to go whatever the time of year.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

An exquisite Arts and Crafts house which we never even tire of visiting. Beautiful rooms simply furnished mostly with local Arts and Crafts furniture, beautiful views, stunning architecture, fascinating exhibitions and a shop with art and craft work of the very highest standard.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was my second visit and it was really interesting to see how the house has developed over the past three year. The level of information given was very good - informative but not overwhelming and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in art and design.

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Thank Lwyrha
South Lakes
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72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a beautiful house full of architectural features in a stunning setting. Views from the house and the terrace are exceptional. The café offers high quality food and drink ,it's not cheap but it's good value. Staff are welcoming and efficient.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Blackwell House is just stunning, an amazing place to visit. Every room is full of the most beautiful and inspirational craftwork and design in every medium you could imagine. It's almost sensory overload. The views from the house are great too. The rescue and restoration of the house has been so worthwhile. The work and dedication involved has to be... More 

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