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Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Enjoy a serene day out at the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. We encourage you to sit and soak up the atmosphere in...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackwell is in an absolutely wonderful setting overlooking Windermere, inside the house, the art work in every room is exceptional, The reason for my three rating, is that for group visits you pay in advance, if for whatever reasons your numbers are down, you lose...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dougiegornall
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dougie. It was good to hear that you and your group enjoyed their visit to Blackwell. We offer significant discounts for groups who book and pay in advance. We're not a big site, so we try to manage our groups carefully so that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful house with many great features. The original woodwork, plasterwork , furniture and acessories are fabulous and well worth the visit. There are lots of information boards detailing the designer, maker and other details about these items. Lots of the wood carvings have the natural...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tony B
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Blackwell and for your review. It was good to hear that you enjoyed the design and architecture, and found our interpretation interesting. We aim to keep the traditions of the Arts & Movement alive by continuing to display works by contemporary artists...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by our landlady to try this place as my Mum has a wheelchair. We spent three hours here it was lovely. The house is spectacular and the history of it is so interesting too. I loved the fact that Mum was able...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Blackwell and for taking the time to write your review. Its great to hear the you and your mum enjoyed your visit and took part in our craft activity. We're very fortunate that the majority of the building is accessible, with...More

Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

We visit Blackwell a couple of times a year. It is a special place with views that are beautiful in every season. The cafe here is a really high standard. Care is obviously taken with choice of ingredient and the food delicious. It’s only small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruth1994
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments which I'll pass to George, our chef. All our food is freshly made, and its great to hear that you found it so delicious.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

I visited Blackwell House on a rainy day. We had lunch in the cafe first and ate a lovely warming home-made soup with delicious bread. The house itself is beautiful with a number of different arts and crafts evident in its construction. It would have...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ddhallauthor
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Blackwell; its great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I hope that you get the opportunity to visit again on a fine day when you'll see the views from the house at their best.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

We had a rainy morning and found this an exceptional option. I love the period anyway, but this one is beautifully preserved and has several options for kiddos to get involved and learn about history.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank you for coming to Blackwell; we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

Bit of a delay in posting this – my wife & I visited in June 2019. It is more of a place that my wife likes to visit but, as a testament to how interesting and nice the place is; I came away having enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Drake-601
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank you for visiting Blackwell and for your review. Its really good to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit. Thanks also for the feedback about the pictures that are used in conjunction with the iPad. We do have 4 around the house;...More

Reviewed August 8, 2019

Planned visit to this arts and crafts house. We spent 2 lovely hours at Blackwell. We were able to listen to the volunteer tour guide (don't know her name but she had a grey bob hair cut) and she was very good. This really is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting Blackwell. It's good to hear that you enjoyed Mel's talk; she's one of our most experienced volunteers and is very knowledeable about Blackwell.

Reviewed August 8, 2019

Most attractive house in beautiful setting. Stylish Arts & Crafts features, very interesting special exhibitions and a shop with marvellous things to buy - I spent lots!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for your review. Its good to hear that you enjoyed visiting the house and found lots of things you liked in our shop.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

We've been wanting to return ever since our last visit and at last we made it. It was just as good second time around and the skills of the builders and decorators take your breath away. The cafe is a little quirky, but great for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John A
Lakeland Arts M, General Manager at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for making a return visit to Blackwell. The house is full of amazing details and I still spot new things whenever I walk around. I'll pass your kind comments to our tea room team.

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Terry A
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Lakeland Arts M | Property representative |
Hi Terry, Unfortunately we can only allow service dogs into Blackwell House and the garden, but dogs are welcome on the courtyard area by the main entrance where there is patio furniture for owners to sit with them if they... More
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GordonD598
June 25, 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is open every day except around Christmas, and is 10.30 to 5.0pm in the summer, 4.00pm winter. Shop and tea room are open too.
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