Beautiful Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House

16th July 2019

Blackwell – The Arts & Crafts House, nr. Windermere

The inspiration behind our interior design is the Arts & Crafts movement, where the mass-produced was eschewed in favour of individual design and craftsmanship. There are many Arts and Crafts houses in the Lakes but most are privately owned, therefore it is a real treat to be able to visit this glorious house. Leave enough time to just sit in the white drawing room and contemplate the serene views over Lake Windermere. In the summer, there is no nicer place to sit than on one of the terraces, under a sun-umbrella with a scone and tea.

Perched overlooking lake Windermere, this Grade I listed building is a masterpiece of artistic design. Architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott designed Blackwell as a holiday home for Manchester brewer Sir Edward Holt, Lady Holt and their five children in 1901.

When you visit you can sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks and inviting window seats while enjoying stunning Lake District views.  Explore the house, join a talk or meet the Holts through our digital augmented realities to learn about life in the late Victorian period.

Discover original decorative features by leading Arts & Crafts designers, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, ornate window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling.

Open every day 10.30am to 5.00pm. Adults £8.90 Children £4.00. Blackwell has a nice crafts shop and cafe.

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