Experience life at the turn of the last centuryif you fancy a day out of the saddle, then why not visit the Arts & Craft House at Blackwell?

There is no better way of discovering the beauty of the Lake District than from the back of a bike. With any number of cycling trails in the area it is a popular destination for families, and for those who love the great outdoors.

If you are planning to head to the lake District this summer then you will find that the whole area is dotted with attractions. While you can always cycle to get there, if you fancy a day out of the saddle, then why not visit the Arts & Craft House at Blackwell?

Situated at Bowness-on-Windermere this house was inhabited by the Holt family over 100 years ago, and is one of the finest turn of the century houses in England. It was created as a country retreat for a wealthy Manchester brewery owner Mr Edward Holt, and has been preserved in immaculate fashion, retaining many original features.

The Arts & Crafts movement was born as a result of the Industrial revolution, and it brought to light the skills of the many men and women involved in this important period of history. Their handiwork can be seen on show in Blackwell. Ruskin Pottery, Voysey furniture, and Benson metalwork can all be found here, and the house has been left as open as possible for the public, with the original inglenook fireplaces providing places for the family to sit.

Look out over the lawns and lakes and take in the tranquillity of the area, or enjoy a cup of tea in the Blackwell Tea Room, before you head back to Hawksmoor and your B and B in Windermere. You will feel refreshed and ready for the next stage of your lake District adventure.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin