Published: Monday 28th Nov 2016
Written by: The Good Life Cottage Company Team
For those of you that are interested in the Arts and Craft movement a visit to Blackwell House is a must. The Arts and Craft movement was inspired by the ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris with a revival of traditional handicrafts.
Situated near Bowness on Windermere this unique house stands impressively with views over Lake Windermere. The house was built between 1898 -1900 by the renowned architect Baillie Scott who was the son of a wealthy Scottish landowner. His use of these craft skills and simple enduring local materials is evident in the intricate carved oak panelling, stained glass, decorative plaster work, metalwork and fabric designs.
The house was built as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt a wealthy Manchester brewer.
Designed in the Arts and Crafts style – Baillie Scott experimented with space, light and texture. Retaining almost all the original decorative features the house is a masterpiece of 20th century design.
There are also gardens and a tea room to sample to finish off a memorable visit to this Grade 1 listed building full of atmosphere and craftsmanship.