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An exceptional example of the architectural movement, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House conserves the fluidity and dynamism of the Arts and Crafts style. Almost unaltered since it was built at the turn of the century, every piece of furniture and decoration in the interior of the house belongs to Arts and Crafts. Walk on your own through the rooms of the house to get a feel for the floor plan and style. Enjoy the views from the upper floors of the gardens and surrounding countryside. In addition to the house itself, explore the exhibitions on the lower floors. After looking at the architecture, take a look in the gift ship for an interesting souvenir and have a hand-made snack from the tearoom. Add Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and other attractions to your Bowness-on-Windermere trip itinerary using our Bowness-on-Windermere holiday builder website.
This was, without doubt, one of my highlights on visiting the Lake District. For anyone interested in art, design or architecture, you can't visit Lake Windermere without visiting Blackwell, the... more »
Such a beautiful house, the craftmanship is amazing. We used the cafe and had a look round the gift shop. When all National Trust places are still closed, this place showed it is possible to open... more »
Fascinating and beautifully preserved home with lovely views over the lake. I didn't know a lot about the arts and crafts movement, so the information in each room was really useful. I particularly enjoyed the display from when the house was used as a school, the photos and memories of former students were charming. Great gift shop, especially if you're looking for something unique or special. We had a coffee in the cafe, which also had a nice looking selection of scones and lunch options.
We really enjoy a trip to Blackwell. The White Room, with its views across Windermere, is a little oasis of calm, tucked away on the hillside. We went there today with my brother in law and he really liked the pottery on display. He couldn't find guidance on whether it could be purchased but it's his birthday soon so we've taken the hint!
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