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“Lovely house”
Review of 78 Derngate

78 Derngate
Ranked #1 of 75 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a lovely house to visit. Very well renovated. There is also a lovely cafe indoors or sit out on the terrace as we did.

Thank boopsyEastSussex
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I moved to Northampton nearly 6 years ago from Wembley. Having all the London sights on my doorstep for most of my life I didn't think that I was going to find anything that could blow me away in Northampton...but I did. 78 Derngate is the most wonderful little house, the restoration to take the house back to how it was is just stunning. The guide that showed us around was extremely knowledgable and really painted a picture of the way the Bassett-Lowke family would have lived...I was transported back in time. Young, old or middle aged you cannot fail to be amazed by this little house, well worth a visit. As previously stated parking is restricted so be aware.

Thank tumbleweed34
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I had to go there for a work engagement. Amazing place. Lots of interesting things to see and the food we sampled was amazing. I will be back.

Thank rachy_85
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Well worth a visit, not only for devotees of Mackintosh's designs. An interesting building and museum. Attached is a wonderful restaurant.Other reviewers have remarked about the afternoon teas but we went in the morning and the breakfasts were wonderful.

Thank Liz0021
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great place to visit for a look around the house followed by an afternoon tea with friends or family.

The house isn't huge but its really nice, unusual and quirky.

A nice place to meet up with friends for an afternoon.

The Parking is restricted so allow time to find somewhere nearby.

1  Thank greenfriendly
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