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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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GREAT MUSEUM AT THE House OF AN Art LOVER

Have visited here on several occasions. If you like Rennie Mackintosh you will like this. The house is beautiful and incredible how contemporary it is . You can get a very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
helen263
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Have visited here on several occasions. If you like Rennie Mackintosh you will like this. The house is beautiful and incredible how contemporary it is . You can get a very nice lunch here too and would advise booking before you go. Well worth a visit

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

Dear helen263, Many thanks for your recent feedback and I am delighted to hear you have enjoyed visiting on several occasions. I do hope we can welcome you back to House for an Art Lover very soon. Kind regards Shona Ferguson More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We got married here in February 2015 and had the most magical day. It is a stunning setting for a wedding which you and your guests will never forget. Rachel was great in organising all the details of the day while Craig the events manager was there on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly. We were made to... More 

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

Dear Elisa W, Many thanks for your recent feedback and I am delighted that you had a magical wedding day at the House. We would love to see the photos of your special day once you have them back. I will pass your feedback onto Rachel, Craig and the rest of the team. I do hope we can welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked the House for our wedding on Valentine's Day 2015. The staff and venue are first class and a special mention to Craig the operations manager. He anticipated things we needed before we thought of it on the day, the sign of a true professional. The food was first class and the venue is stunning. A... More 

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

Dear whitsup1, Many thanks for your recent feedback. I am delighted you had a wonderful wedding day at the House. I will pass on your thanks to Craig, Rachel and the rest of the team. I do we can welcome you back to the house very soon. Kind regards Shona Ferguson More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

lovely food reasonably priced bright and airy and in lovely surroundings, easy to find and plenty of parking

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

Dear mammajay, Many thanks for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to House for an Art Lover and the Art Lover's Cafe. I do hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind regards Shona Ferguson More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not to be missed. This place is so unique you need to see it to believe it - and then go see the rest of the Mackintosh buildings

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

Dear Wendee2014, Many thanks for your recent review. I am delighted you took the opportunity to visit House for an Art Lover and tour our fabulous rooms; they certainly are unique as you say. So many beautiful features to look at and enjoy. We hope to welcome you back to House for an Art Lover very soon. Kind regards Shona... More 

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

This venue on the south side of glasgow has an air of calm about it, even in the beautiful resturaunt where the tables are laid in white linen and the menue is very reasonable. There is a good variety of choice and the house itself is stunning with the original features and a small shop where you can pick up... More 

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

Dear Ellie186534, Many thanks for your review. House for an Art Lover is such a peaceful calm place to visit and I am delighted you found this yourself. I am glad you experienced the whole House and took the opportunity to visit our cafe, shop, tour the House and enjoy the stunning park. I do hope you can return soon... More 

RENFREW
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I happened to stop here en route to the Burrell, just in time for lunch. I chose from the set menu - a main course and dessert - chicken stuffed with haggis and the lemon possett with mango sorbet. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and great value for money. The service and atmosphere excellent, such pleasant and attentive... More 

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

Dear Elaine002, Many thanks for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed a beautiful lunch in the Art Lovers Cafe. We are very proud of the service provide by the staff and quality of the food provided by our team of chefs. I do hope we can welcome you back soon to the Art Lover's Cafe. Kind regards... More 

Crewe
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148 reviews 148 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a truly superb visit. There is nothing to suggest that this house was not built at the time it was designed. The attention to detail is extremely impressive. I am not usually a fan of audio guides but the one here is very good and provides interesting background to the way that the architects, designers and craftsmen went... More 

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

Dear Greyfoodie, Many thanks for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your tour of the House and found the information on the audio guide to be very interesting. We are glad you came from the city centre (less than 10 minutes away) as we are located in such a beautiful park it is well worth taking the time to... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My pals Mum had a private lunch here for her 80th birthday. Surroundings were lovely, service was excellent and food was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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

Dear JudieSpoons, Many thanks for your recent review. Delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your friend's mum's private lunch at the House. The private function spaces are lovely and I am pleased you found the food and service excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Shona Ferguson More 

Glasgow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a set menu of 3 courses for lunch. Good value and lovely food. I think the waiter was called Fraser - excellent customer service, very professional and friendly. Will be back again.

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

Dear Glasgowflo, Many thanks for your recent feedback, I am delighted you found The Art Lover's Cafe to by lovely food and good value. We are very proud of the service and food quality that we offer at the House. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Shona Ferguson More 

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