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
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.