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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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Incredible atmosphere

Just an incredible place. The rooms in House for an Art Lover stop you in your tracks - amazing design and architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just an incredible place. The rooms in House for an Art Lover stop you in your tracks - amazing design and architecture.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent creation of Rennie Macintosh's second masterpiece. The staff were friendly. The house has an interpretation room that is very informative. The cafe is inexpensive and the shop has good books that I have not found elsewhere.

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Girvan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent venue and delicious coffee. Lovely gift shop to peruse and purchase an unusual gifts on offer. Will return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice, bright restaurant. More like a tearoom than a pukka restaurant - busy and noisy. Ideal for a relaxed lunch but wouldn't go for a romantic dinner

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had tour around the house really interesting and informative. Also had lunch in the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were warm and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is currently the most accessible example of Mackintosh architecture, in delightful grounds. The restaurant is very good, too.

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

Thank-you for your comments Peter, the House is a great example of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We are glad you were able to visit us to appreciate it, along with our cafe and gardens as well. Kind regards, Lynn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Living just north of Glasgow this place is almost on our doorstep but only got round to visiting today - wow we did not know what we had been missing. The house was built over 90 years after Mackintosh submitted the plans for a house for an art lover for a competition in Germany. The very informative( and free )... More 

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

Hi Jan & David, Thank-you for taking the time to post not one, but two reviews about your visit to the house and cafe. Its great to hear that you enjoyed the audio tour, which gives great insight into the history of the house, the Mackintosh design and features and how it came to be. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is avery nice place for lunch ,but would recommend you make a booking very busy place, nice decor, lovely gardens, wee went for the three course.lunch Prawns to start then the chicken , & cheesecake very nice choice , nice friendly staff , nice wee shop as you come in front door

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

Hi Alan, Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your recent visit to the Art Lovers Cafe, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us, and managed to enjoy the gardens too! We certainly would recommend to book as the cafe can be very busy. Hopefully we will see you at the house again!... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had our wedding at House for an Art Lover on 16th July 2015. From our initial visit we instantly felt welcome and comfortable and the wedding coordinator was extremely helpful and attentive. Every detail was covered in the build up to our wedding quickly and efficiently. They had lots of ideas on how to make our wedding even better.... More 

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

Hi Natalie & Mark, Many thanks for your lovely comments, and for choosing House for an Art Lover to celebrate your special day. Its wonderful to hear that everything went plan and that you enjoyed the day, I will certainly pass on your thanks to the team. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to look after you and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well worth visiting this pretty, little house. The wall and furniture designs are amazingly simple but lovely

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

Hi Helen, Many thanks for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit at House for an Art Lover, its lovely to hear that you enjoyed the design features of the Mackintosh Architecture. Thanks, Lynn More 

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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