Lowick House

Art & Gardens

Lowick House has always been a haven of creativity and peace.

It’s not only the contemporary and traditional artwork that hang on the walls, but the entire house is an ‘Art House’. With doves and floating feathers hand painted on bedroom walls and doors, you soon will realise you are in a special original home.

Art and design have always been at the forefront of activities here at Lowick House. Several of the works hanging on the walls are original limited-edition prints. These were created and hand printed by international artists who were in residence at the adjacent Lowick House Print Workshop, in the 80’s and 90’s.

John, trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, has some of his recent canvas prints hanging in the house, images that were initially created on his Ipad.

The whole house is very unexpected. A visual delight, to surprise and entertain you around every corner. The formal dining room teases the eye with its ‘trompe l’oeil’ Romanesque arches painted on one wall. While painted clouds billow on the lounge ceiling, in one bedroom a ‘library’, hand painted on the door, hides the wardrobe behind.

We’re sure you will find more delights to feast on as you explore Lowick House.


The Gardens

Our guests are delighted with the grounds here at Lowick House. There are three garden areas which flow seamlessly into one, spread over almost an acre.

The topiary lawn has carefully shaped yew trees and the formal lawn sweeps down to the beautiful Otley Beck which separates the woodland area. Here there are azaleas, rhododendrons, hellebores and wildflowers and all are exclusively yours to enjoy.

The three garden areas merge in harmony with the mature trees, many planted in Victorian times. A giant Wellingtonia towers majestically upwards surrounded by mature Scotch pines, Yew and many other species including a Monkey Puzzle tree. Smaller Japanese acers offer complementary colours throughout the seasons.

The wild garden, almost an arboretum, with its many species of mature trees, is accessible by two bridges crossing the beck. What better way to spend an evening than collecting wood for the fire pit and enjoying the warmth and glow of your fire with a bottle of wine? Perfect for calm contemplation and star gazing.

Thank you for making our stay in Lowick House such a lovely one. The house and gardens are fantastic and your friendliness and guidance regarding the area was very welcomed. Hopefully we will return.
Peter & Charlotte