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What can I say? Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous

A striking building set in a beautiful grounds (Bellahouston park) and with an exquisite interior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bestcornishcat
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London, United Kingdom
A must for Macintosh fans

I have been here several times but the best was attending a wedding. The original macintosh designs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James K
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Dumbreck Road | Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Following visits to other Mackintosh places this was a real disappointment. Nothing seems original and the house is run as a commercial venture rather than a tribute to Mackintosh. When we arrived they were preparing for a wedding therefore the main part of the house...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A striking building set in a beautiful grounds (Bellahouston park) and with an exquisite interior. I wanted to move in (as I'm sure others did too). An absolute triumph of design and construction by all those involved. I would happily have stayed there for hours

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for visiting, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at House for an Art Lover! Many Thanks, Lynn

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times but the best was attending a wedding. The original macintosh designs are incredible and the restaurant is excellent too.

Thank James K
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for taking the time to leave your comments, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the venue attending as a wedding guest! Many Thanks, Lynn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful house and it was set up for a Wedding - what a stunning venue. Lovely cafe with great homemade cakes. A most enjoyable visit.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for visiting, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks, Lynn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going regularly to House for an Art Lover ever since it opened. It's a wonderful place, full of so many memories for me. Initially, when it opened, it was our favourite place to take clients out for a spot of lunch. A great...More

Thank Duncan C
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Duncan, Thank-you very much for you kind review, we are so happy to hear that the venue has continued to be a favourite of yours throughout the years and very much appreciate you choosing to return time and again. We are especially grateful that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost missed this fantastic house, just because it is pretty far away from the downtown area where we were staying. Ironically, when the Glasgow School of Art burned down, and our CRM walking tour got cancelled, I decided that we had the time to...More

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you so much for your lovely comments Linda, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and are so glad that you found the time to come along during your vacation in the UK. We are grateful to you for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know the story behind this house before I arrived there and started listening to the audio guide. I had no idea it was a Mackintosh design that wasn't built until the 1980s/1990s and finished in 1996! I wanted to cry after I walked...More

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you very much for taking the time visit us at House for an Art Lover, we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the audio guide and experiencing the design features in particular the Music Room. We appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh cannot fail to be stunned by this construction of a design he never saw built. The music room is stunning - just inspect the efforts that were made in attempting to master the drapes and the gesso panels. Our...More

Thank Ray F
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ray, Thank-you for your lovely feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to visit and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Mackintosh Rooms - as well as a visit to the Art Lovers Cafe too! Your review is much appreciated! Many...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a delightful surprise. The background and history of this beautiful building is fascinating. Designed in 1906 it was not built until 90 years later. The painstaking efforts to interpret and execute the vision of Charles Rennie Macintosh is a tribute to all those involved....More

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you choosing to visit and taking the time the time to let others know about your experience. Thank-you for your lovely comments! Kind Regards,, Lynn

Reviewed September 1, 2018

House for an art lover is a great tribute to Charles Rennie MacIntosh. The decor is beautiful. There is also a lovely restaurant in the building and the grounds are beautiful.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank-you for visiting us at House for an Art Lover, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Many Thanks, Lynn

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hurleynancy
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't remember as I was a local visitor.
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finesia r
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Leishmanallan | Reviewed this property |
Check their website as it does weddings also and the exhibition changes its opening times upto a week at a time. The cafe has separate opening times and is open to the public more frequent.
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Bob7777777_10
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can answer your question. I was leading a tour, which means the bus driver got us there, with the help of a local who served as a private guide. I bet it's really beautiful there now that summer has arrived. Enjoy!
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