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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
+44 15394 46139
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Wish I could give this 6 stars!

I have long wanted to visit Blackwell as I am very interested in the Arts & Crafts movement. The... read more

Reviewed today
BrummieScotland
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Scotland
What a wonderful house

It was a wonderful house with fabulous views and it was well worth the entrance fee. I was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lindaclaridge68
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Trowbridge, 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white room” (38 reviews)
“baillie scott” (28 reviews)
“drawing room” (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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"white room"
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"baillie scott"
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"drawing room"
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"main hall"
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"stained glass"
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"gift aid"
in 8 reviews
"overlooking windermere"
in 9 reviews
"craft shop"
in 9 reviews
"minstrels gallery"
in 7 reviews
"tea room"
in 38 reviews
"holiday home"
in 11 reviews
"interesting history"
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"dining room"
in 9 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 15 reviews
"wonderful setting"
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"cakes"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed today

I have long wanted to visit Blackwell as I am very interested in the Arts & Crafts movement. The house does not disappoint! The architect has done his job and then some; the dark oak panels of the hall lead you towards the brilliant white...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful house with fabulous views and it was well worth the entrance fee. I was absolutely delighted we decided to stop off here. Not only did it have wonderful craftsmanship it also had a lovely feel, I fell in love with it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Blackwell twice in April 2018. It was our first visits. The first was somewhere to get out of the rain. Free parking and a good tearoom. The cakes were delicious. Later in the week we returned in the sunshine. The views from the...More

Thank David400
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review, thank you. How lovely that you came to Blackwell twice and experienced the house in different Lake District weather. Each time you visit you will have a different experience; you will see new detail and feel a different atmosphere depending upon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to see the arts and crafts movement details in this lovely house. We also managed to catch the delicate work of Katie Spraggs exhibit- Amazing.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Blackwell. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this extraordinary house and the Katie Spragg Exhibition. This is the last week for the exhibition, so we are happy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a very attractive house, I found the entrance fee of £8 rather over priced and the Gift Shop very expensive.More

Thank Fay R
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Blackwell. As Lakeland Arts is a small charity that receives no government funding, we rely on our admission income to enable us to conserve and present this special place. We do annual research to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an eye for good taste and I appreciate that is subjective, there is a good chance you will love exploring The Arts And Crafts House. The layout, furniture, fabrics,ornaments and magnificent stained glass are the creation of true craftsmen and are in...More

Thank juddsaddlew0rth
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are welcome back any time! Each time you visit Blackwell you will see or experience something different. It might be the change in light, which highlights a different piece of carved wood detail, it might be a new exhibit or a detail added to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed, a delightful Arts and Crafts House and good guided tour. Our group of 43 were very happy with their visit.

Thank Margaret H
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear that your group enjoyed their visit to Blackwell Margaret. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning arts and crafts property with excellent info provided as you walk yourself round the house. The rooms overlooking Lake Windermere have amazing views .. but the interiors are the really special feature. Recommended for adults .. not sure what children would make of...More

Thank fidgetbuzz
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The location of Blackwell really is wonderful isn't it. On a clear, sunny day there is nowhere better!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful house with lovely gardens and a wonderful tea room. The house is large enough for free movement around. Lots of information to help you with your visit. Very helpful staff and also good toilet facilities.More

Thank Jennifer L
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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and we are really pleased that you enjoyed the house and its stunning location. The garden is beginning to come into its own and is a complete riot of colour and scent in summer -...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning arts and crafts house in a beautiful setting. It is full of fantastic features, large and small and a great place to spend a couple of hours. We were there quite early so had the place mostly to ourselves. Enjoyed the opportunity to...More

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Lakeland-Arts, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the tranquility of the White Drawing Room. I will pass on your kind comments to the Tea Room team too. We hope that we can welcome...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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