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“Stunning arts and crafts house”

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas. Blackwell retains many of its original decorative features, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, curious window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling by Simpsons of Kendal. The rooms contain furniture and objects by many of the leading Arts and Crafts designers and studios.
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Absolutely beautiful historic house with excellent touring exhibitions. Amazing views across the lake and hills, amazing decor, and lovely helpful staff

Thank Brianbollin
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very interesting and tasty food attraactive cafe and terrace to sit outside. Only downside is if you want to eat on the terrace or garden you have to pay admission fee first ( not if you go into the cafe itself) there is also a lovely giftshop all designer stuff so pricey but REALLY good if you are looking for something special.

Thank dora b
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a lovely house, full of Arts and Crafts details. Lovingly restored, and a credit to those who fought to save it. We went on a lovely sunny day and the views were spectacular. Great lunch and scrumptious cakes for tea. Do visit!

Thank Shrewsbury_Meeps
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Great house,staff very helpful coffee very good taken on terrace with fine views.
The woodwork is fantastic also interesting details to all ironmongery,
Ceramics in exhibition not to my taste but it's only on for a while something else in July.

Thank Ianpfranklin
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Being a fan of the Arts & Crafts movement as well as Art Deco and Art Nouveau this was a second visit to Blackwell. Even if you not a fan of the movement you will appreciate the architecture, detail and fantastic panoramic view of the lake.

Easy parking theres a useful little cafe and a stylish small shop with lots of eclectic quality craft items to look at and buy. The cafe is excellent, friendly with a great cake range though perhaps a wider range of menu items would be a small improvement. The quality of the food and drinks as excellent.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area and want something a little more peaceful and food for the soul away from the busier waterside sites at Bowness, Ambleside and Windermere.

Recommended.

Thank Thedragon22
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