Blackwell has now reopened to visitors! Please check our website and follow us on Facebook for details of opening hours.

Blackwell is a rare architectural gem, offering a perfectly preserved snapshot of early 20th-century living.

Designed by noted architect M.H. Baillie Scott, this Grade I listed building is one of the UK’s finest examples of the Arts & Crafts Movement, a practice that embraces traditional craftsmanship in an age of increasing mechanisation and mass production. Almost all of Blackwell’s original features survive, along with immaculate furniture and beautiful decorative flourishes.

With a peaceful, tranquil setting and tremendous views over Windermere and the Coniston Fells, the house never fails to inspire.

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"I scarcely had one night of quiet sleep, / Such ghastly visions had I of despair, / And tyranny, and implements of death"
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book X, 1805)