Blithewold Mansion

Historic Building in Bristol

Local resident Augustus Van Wickle bought a 72ft Herreshoff yacht for his wife Bessie in 1895, but having nowhere suitable to moor it, he then had to build Blithewold Mansion. The arts-and-crafts mansion sits in a peerless position on Narragansett Bay and is particularly lovely in spring, when daffodils line the shore.