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.
New Exhibition- Class. Covid and Cumbria
22nd October 2021-27th February 2022
Creating a unique record of an extraordinary period, Class, Covid & Cumbria reflects on the past two years by exploring Cumbrian experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award Winning Artist Grayson Perry
Award winning photographer Juliet Klottrup
Local photographer Joseph Hardman
Cumbrian Artist Rosie Gallaway-Smith