Potter around Blackwell

Potter around Blackwell

Under 1 mile from the hotel looking over the stunning Lake Windermere sits Blackwell Arts and Crafts House.

Come and stay for 2 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast with tickets to the wonderful Blackwell House included in your package. Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Bowness On Windermere and has 6 acres of stunning manicured gardens, an indoor swimming pool and sauna. We are very proud to hold 2 rosettes awarded from the AA for the fantastic food produced by our brigade of highly talented chef’s.

We are very honoured to be the home of Beatrix Potter’s mother who lived here until she died at which point Beatrix sold the house. While visiting here in her younger years Beatrix wrote and illustrated two of her stories, Timmy Tiptoes and Pigling Bland. We have 34 wonderful bedrooms each one unique and many of which boast views over the gardens and lake. We are happy to offer free use of the leisure facilities and free parking to all our guests.

Blackwell, like Lindeth is overflowing with history. When the architect MH Baillie Scott built a holiday home overlooking Windermere for his client Sir Edward Holt he created Blackwell, a masterpiece of twentieth-century design; a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District.

When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. We encourage you to sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas.

Blackwell retains many of its original decorative features, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, curious window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling by Simpsons of Kendal. The rooms contain furniture and objects by many of the leading Arts & Crafts designers and studios - metalwork by WAS Benson, ceramics by Pilkingtons and Ruskin Pottery and furniture by Morris & Co., Stanley Webb Davies, Ernest Gimson and Baillie Scott himself. Recent acquisitions of furniture by Baillie Scott are on display, including an oak and ebony inlaid barrel chair with slatted sides, sideboard and a set of dining chairs.

Blackwell offers more than most historic houses with several rooms displaying historical exhibitions that explore different aspects of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The original gardens were laid out by Arts & Crafts garden designer, Thomas Mawson, in a series of terraces to achieve the very best views from the house over the lake towards the Coniston fells. Today, Blackwell is bordered by beautiful flower beds set against a terrace of York stone paving, providing shelter for garden chairs and tables, surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs. On the lower terrace there is a long sweep of lawn where visitors can stroll and take in the intoxicating beauty of the Lake District whatever the season.

From only £92.00 per person per night, based on 2 people sharing a standard room. You can enjoy a full day at Blackwell, a day of leisure and dinner in our wonderful 2 AA Rosette restaurant each evening, not forgetting a great Cumbrian breakfast each morning. The price includes 2 adults, children under 14 are charged at £30 per night on a bed and breakfast basis and dinner is charged as taken, the rate for under 14’s does not include a ticket to the house. We do not allow children under the age of 7 in the restaurant in the evenings, however family dining is available.

Children under the age of 3 are free. Children over the age of 14 are charged at the full adult rate. Dinner includes a 4 course Table d’hote meal in each evening, with the exception of supplement items.

 

To get to Blackwell by car:

Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere (dual carriageway). At the island at the end of the dual carriageway take the first left, following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T junction at the bottom of a hill, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). If you wish to attend Blackwell before you arrive at the hotel, please let us know in advance to enable us to post your ticket to you.

Follow the blue RAC signs and after ½ mile fork right on to the B5360.Postcode for the attraction for a SATNAV is LA23 3JT. Parking at the attraction is free. Should you wish to walk to Blackwell from the hotel, it takes approximately 20 minutes on foot. Alternatively the price of a taxi from the hotel to Blackwell is in the region of £5.00. This package is currently available from 15th January 2016 until 31st October 2016. The attraction is open from 10.30am until 5.00pm daily except Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

To book this great package break,simply click here and enter any 2 nights stay between 1st February 2017 and 20th December 2017.

Share this post