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“Small, quirky, great”
Review of 78 Derngate

78 Derngate
Ranked #2 of 82 things to do in Northampton
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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 December 5, 2012

The combination of modern exhibition space, great cafe and very interesting historic (although not that old!) house works well.

Thank ColinGraves
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Excellent tour taken with some friends this weekend. The house is beautifully restored and provides a wonderful insight to the talent of this man who was so far ahead on his time

Really worth visiting especially if you go on a guided tour.

Also the afternoon tea that can be taken in the cafe is wonderful

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

A wonderful experience, enjoyed the tour want to visit again wouldn't recommend for children oparking cqan be difficult

Thank Silvertraveller40
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Amazing to think that this house had electricity and central heating in 1917ish. The Mackintosh designs are mesmerising but the rooms I liked the best were the bathroom and the large bedroom with the veranda. Lovely lady on the till and superb gentleman who gave the tour.

Thank ThomasEngland
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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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