Blackwell (historic house)

Blackwell (built 1898–1900 by Baillie Scott) is an example of British domestic architecture at the turn of the 20th century. The style is of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The house was built as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt, a wealthy Manchester brewer. It is situated overlooking Lake Windermere and across to the Coniston Fells in the town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Blackwell has survived with almost all its original decorative features intact. The house is furnished with original furniture and objects from the period. The gardens are laid out in a series of terraces, and flowers and herbs border the terraces, which form sun traps on the south side of the house.

Blackwell has won two architecture awards. The house is open to visitors and hosts regular art exhibitions. It won the Small Visitor Attraction Award in the Northwest of England for 2005. It is managed by the Lakeland Arts Trust.
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