Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
An exceptional example of the architectural movement, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House conserves the fluidity and dynamism of the Arts and Crafts style. Almost unaltered since it was built at the turn of the century, every piece of furniture and decoration in the interior of the house belongs to Arts and Crafts. Walk on your own through the rooms of the house to get a feel for the floor plan and style. Enjoy the views from the upper floors of the gardens and surrounding countryside. In addition to the house itself, explore the exhibitions on the lower floors. After looking at the architecture, take a look in the gift ship for an interesting souvenir and have a hand-made snack from the tearoom. To visit Blackwell Arts and Crafts House on your holiday in Bowness-on-Windermere, and find out what else Bowness-on-Windermere has to offer, use our Bowness-on-Windermere trip builder.
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  • Absolutely stunning house and great views over the lake. Sit on the terrace for a cup of tea and survey the vista. 
  • We normally opt for National Trust properties in the Lakes but out of season, this caught our eye. Heading South out of Bowness, this elevated house is an absolute homage to the Arts and Crafts moveme...  more »
  • Blackwell is simply stunning. It was quiet on the day we visited and we were glad of it, it meant we were able to take our time and enjoy the calm atmosphere of the house. The panelling, minstrels gal...  more »
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  • Beautiful house with a great history very interesting exhibition about Annie Garnett art and craft textile designer . The cafe is also well worth a visit , the food and service excellent
  • Quite large. very interesting and well presented example of wooden interior arts and crafts design. On-site car parking and small cafĂ©. Gift shop.
  • Fantastic find! Have been several times since i discovered ! Just gorgeous - really interesting history and stunning scenery! The house is amazing!
  • Fantastic house and gardens. If you are interested in the arts and crafts movements then a visit to Blackwell is a must. If you have time then the tea room makes the best florentines in the world!
  • A beautiful house with fantastic views over Windermere. Well worth a visit