Welcome to Blackwell, a beautiful example of an Arts and Crafts house in a stunning location. it was built in 1900 as a holiday home of the Holt family, founders of the famous Holt Brewery in Manchester. Blackwell was designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 – 1945), one of the most important and influential architects and designers of the early twentieth century. Blackwell is his most important surviving house and is a suburb example of Arts & Crafts architecture.
This beautiful house takes in view over Lake Windermere and the Cumbria Fells, best view from the exquisite White Drawing Room.
Learn about the people who created the house and those that made it their home. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in this tranquil setting. Explore the Arts and Crafts movement through a variety of objects and displays and discover what life was like at Blackwell during its years as a school.
Look out for activities for the whole family, fantastic exhibitions, unique gifts in the craft shop and enjoy a sumptuous lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea in our highly regarded Tea Room.
We are currently waiting for guidelines to allow Blakcwell house to reopen for visitors, but whilst we wait, we are serving Tea on the terrace (weather dependant), so come along and enjoy delicious tea and cakes, as well as the tranquil and stunning scenery we have to offer!