Blackwell was designed by arts and crafts architect M.H.Baillie
Scott as a holiday home for Edward Holt, the mayor of Manchester,
and was completed in 1900. This house of international importance,
standing at the crossroads between Victorian and Modern architecture,
was given Grade 1 listing in 1998.
Having assimilated the philosophies of John Ruskin and William
Morris, Baillie Scott brought a new approach to the design
of the house.
By dismissing the restrictive Victorian plan in favour of
a modern open plan design, Baillie Scott utilised space and
light to from the large, yet comfortable and adaptable living
spaces seen at Blackwell.
In keeping with the arts and crafts philosophy, Baillie Scott
also designed every detail of the house, oak panelling, stained
glass, decorative plasterwork, metalwork and fabric designs.
Blackwell is located just south of Windermere, off the A591
7 days a week, from 10.30am to 5pm, closing at 4pm in Winter. The house is
closed 25th and 26th December, and from January 1st until mid February.
Adults £5.45, Children £3.00, Family £15.00