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78 Derngate

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Mackintosh Masterpiece

We had been wanting to come here for around the past 15 years, but just never really had the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CockneyBrum
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Fabulous McIntosh House.

Northampton has a number of houses designed or updated by McIntosh. This is one of them and also... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ShenaandCliff
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been wanting to come here for around the past 15 years, but just never really had the opportunity. I'm glad that we waited to be honest, as the house is much easier to access now than the early days of the restoration work....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CockneyBrum
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello CockneyBrum - So glad you finally paid a visit after all those years of waiting and so glad that you found it all so worthwhile! We really are extremely proud of this Bassett-Lowke house in Northampton with its stylish Mackintosh interiors and model railway...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Northampton has a number of houses designed or updated by McIntosh. This is one of them and also the home of a famous toy maker from Northampton....Bassett Lowke.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ShenaandCliff
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello ShenaandCliff - thank you for your post regarding your recent visit to 78 Derngate; this is the only house in Northampton with multiple rooms designed by Mackintosh and we are so lucky to be able to share it with our visitors!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes I agree with your other reviewers. This is a really nice little place to visit for afternoon tea. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious we didn’t expect it to be where it actually is so you have go in through the little shop first...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Charles Rennie Macintosh then this is for you. Wonderfully restored house with some superb pieces of furniture and decor. The guided tour is highly recommended to get the most from your visit. Nice restaurant too. Very helpful staff and volunteers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank martinballhome
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello martinballhome - Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments following your visit to this hidden gem of a house! Aren't we lucky to have such a place to share with enthusiastic visitors!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a jewel of a place - a house in central Northampton designed in his distinctive style by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - a real rainy outside his native Scotland. The interior detail such as the screens are fantastic, and the place has been lovingly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StAnnstraveller
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello StAnnstraveller - We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to both 78 Derngate - it really is a jewel of a place! In fact, it was awarded the 2019 UK Heritage 'Hidden Gem' award and last month we were presented with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid another visit to The Dining Room at 78 Derngate Northampton today. Pleased to find they still serve up the best delicious home made cakes and sandwiches. We have sampled teas elsewhere but they are not in the same league. Never been disappointed. Congratulations...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard such raving reviews about the afternoon tea at 78 Derngate that we decided to take our daughter there for her 16th birthday as a special treat. On booking we were advised that the main dining room was full but there was space...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Head2068
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Head2068 - We are so sorry to hear that your special birthday celebration did not go well for you and can only apologise. The Dining Room will be responding to you separately but on behalf of 78 Derngate I can only say that we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful museum and building with helpful staff and a warm welcome. Very good guided tour which wasn’t rushed at all. We booked coffee and lunch in the adjoining restaurant which is recommended as it is quite small. Delicious food and attentive service. Quite a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello NC0317 - Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments following your recent visit to 78 Derngate and The Dining Room. It really is a hidden gem, isn't it! We are lucky to have such a special place in Northampton and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Educational inspirational - this is just a must do for anyone in Northampton any especially any visitor to our lovely county.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank X1755DT
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello X1755DT - We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and glad to hear you using those words "educational" and "inspirational" as it most certainly is! Aren't we lucky to have such a hidden gem in this great county! Do come and visit again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a couple of times, one for a hen party afternoon tea one for a 40th birthday and both times the food was delish!!! Highly recommend :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Becky C
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Becky C - yes, The Dining Room is an award-winning establishment and we are pleased you enjoyed yet another experience there... next time, why not go round 78 Derngate, too!

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jojo1Essex
March 17, 2018|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello JoJo - the nearest car parks are all within a 5 minute walk: St John's multi-storey, Albion Place & Hazelwood Road. If you visit on a Sunday it is obviously easier to find on-street parking. Looking forward to seeing... More
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DitchGypsy
November 29, 2017|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello, I am afraid we cannot allow dogs into the house, but there is a garden and if possible your dog could perhaps be left with somebody or tied up outside (if the weather permits!)
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Rachel M
September 30, 2017|
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Response from VitreusArt | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the late reply, but have been away. No entry fee is payable if you are just having lunch.
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