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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.
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Excellent venue for coffee or lunch

Lovely surroundings and a varied menu for lunch. Excellent parking and a great location to met people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely surroundings and a varied menu for lunch. Excellent parking and a great location to met people.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for for your comments Jacquie, lovely to hear that you enjoy the venue for catch-ups and lunch. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Thanks, Lynn More 

Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, because of a wedding reception, only the cafe was open but at least lunch proved to be tasty. Helpful staff were on the go throughout and the after lunch stroll through the gardens and especially the walled garden added to a pleasant experience.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback, its good to hear that you enjoyed the food in the Art Lovers cafe as well as a stroll around the walled gardens. I hope you were not too disappointed to find the Mackintosh suite closed, we do sometimes have private events on but aim to keep our opening times on the website as up... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My experience was as a wedding photographer, and this is an ideal place for the happy couple to stage the event. Everything was made a pleasure for the couple, guests and even myself, and I'd thoroughly recommend the place for booking your own wedding.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

James, Thanks so much for you comments, we are glad we were able to make you feel comfortable while you were with us, hopefully allowing you to concentrate on the important job of capturing perfect images of the day for the bride and groom. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to see you at the house again. Thanks, Lynn More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was the best day of our lives. The House is so beautiful and made for a wonderful venue for our wedding day, it lends itself to special occasions and is the perfect backdrop for a celebration and party. All of the staff in the preparation and on the day were outstanding. The service we received was first class and... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your comments, we are delighted that we managed to work with you to create the day of your dreams and ensure it was magical for you in every way possible. Thanks for choosing House for an Art Lover to celebrate your special day, we were pleased to look after you both and your guests! Many Thanks,... More 

Langholm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Superb exhibition of Mackintosh's work. The cafe is superb too and the food served there is delicious! Visit the nearby walled garden. So much to do in this area.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely comments, and for choosing to visit. Its great to hear you enjoyed the visitor attraction, Art Lovers Cafe and walled garden - you managed to fit in a bit of everything! hopefully we will see you at the house again! Thanks, Lynn More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We tended to have our bigger workshops here. Nice meeting rooms upstairs for groups of about 20-30. Lovely views of Glasgow. Good tea/coffee service. Lunches and snack breaks were nice. Good conference room areas. A bit off the beaten path but it works well if you want to get people out of the office and into some nice and different... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your comments,we are pleased to hear that you find our Meeting Rooms suitable for your purposes, and also that you enjoy the lunch and snacks provided. The venue is a little off the beaten path, but not too far from motorway connections - we are glad you enjoyed the facilities and surroundings! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The story of Charles Rennie McIntosh has it's own fascination that includes sensuous love with the woman he married, combined with the elegance and charm of design, illustrative art that is simply sublime and not forgetting architecture that is compelling enough to remain famous 100 years later. This house was built for one particular art lover plus every one that... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, its wonderful to hear how much you enjoy the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and in particular House for an Art Lover. We are glad that you managed to find time to also enjoy the walled gardens and Art Lovers Cafe! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got married here in 2000 not too long after it had reopen after a complete renovation. The details incorporated by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are breathtaking in there simplicity and elegance.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to share your comments Philip, and for choosing the House for your wedding celebration. Hopefully you have managed a few visits to enjoy Mackintosh's work since your wedding here in 2000. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We attended a wedding here in August 2015. The setting and scenery are beautiful. Food was excellent and staff friendly

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Richard, its lovely to here that you enjoyed your experience at the house as the guest of a wedding party. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely place to host a special occasion or indeed a work event. The staff are very attentive. The food was fantastic and the grounds availed themselves to a peaceful walk . The building itself was very beautiful and demanded a serenity whilst taking in its views

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed the diversity of the venue and options we have available for different needs. The house and gardens are certainly a beautiful setting for a visit. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

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