Brockhole on Windermere

A beautiful lakeside Arts & Crafts villa set in extensive grounds on the shores of Windermere. 

Designed by architect Dan Gibson as a holiday home for silk merchant William Gaddum and his wife Edith (née) Potter, cousin to Beatrix Potter.

Brockhole is one of the lesser known Arts & Crafts treasures of Cumbria, but one you should certainly put on your ‘Lake District historic houses and gardens’ must visit list – if only for The Gaddum!

What’s near by:

Blackwell – The Arts & Crafts house, Windermere

Rydal Mount

Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Grasmere



Windermere, LA23 1LJ
Tel: 015394 46601


Gardens: created by Thomas Mawson. 

Mawson’s Kitchen Garden: back into production with the help of Heritage Lottery funding.

The Gaddum: serves lunches and classic afternoon teas in a beautiful Arts & Crafts setting. 

Brockhole Café: Cumbrian cooking at its best; outside table service; terrace with spectacular views. 

Shopping: local produce; maps and guide books; outdoor clothing.

Dogs: welcome in the gardens and café.

Story of the Lake District Exhibition: learn how it was formed; how people have sculpted it ever since; and why it’s now a World Heritage Site.

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