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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.

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So easy to get to by bus

We visited this beautiful house on Sunday and there was one of the best Christmas fairs on that I have every been too on. We travelled by bus, which were frequent and stop isn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this beautiful house on Sunday and there was one of the best Christmas fairs on that I have every been too on. We travelled by bus, which were frequent and stop isn't far from the house. We can't wait to return to enjoy the restaurant, unfortunately due to the fair being on we couldn't get a table but... More 

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High Peak, Derbyshire
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115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fairly fleeting visit to the House for an Art Lover and we really wanted to spend more time there. The house itself was beautiful and so wonderfully created - we would never have guessed it was only 20 years old. But it was also wonderful to see that this is a living building, and was being used.... More 

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Whocantell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

House for an Art Lover just never fails. Actually sometimes you kind of wish they would so you could gripe but if it does ,which is rare,they immediately sort it .Natch. Would that more places were like this. So the cafe is great. Efficient and friendly and damn fine food. It is the kind of place you can take your... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had lunch in August, at this venue, whilst home on a visit from Australia. Our lunch was delicious, the setting wonderful and the staff were very efficient and attentive. Will definitely go back next year when we return home to Glasgow.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a wedding reception here this year - simply beautiful venue adding value to an already beautiful event. Catering very good indeed and staff attentive, efficient and unobtrusive at the same time.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times now, ( I never like to give an impression of a venue after ONE visit, you don't know if there having an off day, or a member of staff has a hangover . . .or . . . ??) Anyhoo, after visiting a few time I can confirm "It's a nice place" Food's good,... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know about your visit to the Art Lovers Cafe. We are pleased to hear that you gave us the opportunity to look after you on a few occasions, and that you enjoyed each visit! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ran a workshop for 20 people. Best location I have worked in. Very attractive rooms in beautiful setting. Good parking, excellent food. Really impressed with the friendly staff who were enormously helpful when my laptop failed to connect to projector. Big thanks to Farooq, Robert ad Kasia.....courteous, friendly and helpful. Place looks great for weddings, meals, and very interesting for... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments Douglas, it's great to hear that you were so well looked after on your recent workshop at the house. Hopefully we will see you here again! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here - fab food in a beautiful restaurant. Very highly recommended and my advice is go and enjoy...:)

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your recommendation Ruth, it's very much appreciated! Fabulous to hear that you enjoyed your lunch! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to a wedding at this lovely venue but have been for coffee in the dining area and it is very special. Lovely for a visit.

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Thank PaulineGlasgow
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments Pauline, we are happy to heat that you enjoyed your visit! Hopefully we will see you at the venue again sometime. Thanks, Lynn More 

York
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we had not checked the private bookings and there was not time for us to visit. Very disappointed as we so wanted to visit.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to leave your review, although 1 out or 5 does seem a little harsh given that you didn't see the house. Our opening times are published in advance and are easy to find and clearly displayed on our web-site. We are also disappointed that you did not manage to see the house as intended, perhaps... More 

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