Things to Do Near The Ryebeck Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

Created by renowned architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House is a wonderful place visit and explore the aesthetic of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Originally built as a holiday home overlooking Windermere, for Sir Edward Holt, Blackwell is a masterpiece of twentieth-century design. Now the property is an inspiring space for both artists and visitors alike, with a relaxed atmosphere catering for families and groups of friends, who are keen to take in the delights of this unique property.

There are frequent exhibitions and events throughout the year, alongside family activities, adult lectures, workshops and walking tours in the surrounding area. It’s always worth checking the ‘What’s On’ calendar before visiting, to check when the best day to visit might be. In addition, there is a contemporary craft shop to take away a memento of your visit, and even a Tea Room complete with terrace that is a perfect spot for a warm summer lunch with a view.

A Great Day Out in Bowness-on-Windermere

Key Information

  • 3-minute drive or 11-minute walk from Ryebeck Hotel
  • Pleasant family day out
  • Will appeal to those with an interest in architecture, interior design and art
  • Open daily from 10.30am-5pm (until 4pm between 1st November and 1st March)
  • There is a Tea Room on site for refreshments

Prices and Booking

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House


  • £8.80 for Adults
  • Free for Children
  • Free for Students


Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
LA23 3JT