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Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts house

Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house is a rare architectural gem in the heart of the Lake District and offers a perfectly preserved snapshot of early 20th-century living.

Designed by noted architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, this stunning Grade I listed building is one of the UK’s finest examples of Arts & Crafts architecture and with remarkable views towards the Coniston Fells, it’s a house that never fails to inspire.

Completed in 1901, the house was originally built as a holiday home and haven from bustling Manchester life, for brewer Sir Edward and Lady Holt and their five children.

From 1941, it became a school for Huyton College in Liverpool, then Blackwell School until 1976.

Today you can explore the house and discover the Arts & Crafts story, what Blackwell was like as a family home and hear of fond memories of many students who grew up there. There is also a seasonal exhibition programme.
Open daily 10am-5pm (March - October) 10am-4pm (November - February)
Please visit blackwell.org.uk for up to date opening times and to book tickets
Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts house, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT
Contact telephone: 01539 446139 Call to check latest times or cancellations.