We went for tea one mid-week afternoon in August and it was delightful. The cafe is very comfortable with easy access to a very pretty garden. The savouries and cakes were... read more
78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie...
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 house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions.
78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers.