The Retreat

The view over Buttermere from Warnscale Bothy. Situated at Warnscale Top on the Ascent to Haystacks. The Hut was built in about 1860.

£ 175.00

  • Framed 45x30cm Print in Oak or Black £100
  • Framed 56x38cm Print in Oak or Black £155
  • Framed 75x50cm Print in Oak or Black £260
  • Framed 90x60cm Print in Oak or Black £370
  • Print only 45x30cm £35
  • Print only 56x38cm £65
  • Print only 75x50cm £125
  • Print only 90 x 60cm £225
  • Print only 105x70cm £325
  • Stretched canvas print 90 x 60cm £175
  • Stretched canvas print 120 x 80cm £235
  • Stretched canvas print 180 x 120cm £330
  • Stretched canvas print 200 x 150cm £375

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Lovely photos, good service

Lovely photos, good service


    Stunning works of art

    Well.... Having spent months looking for just the right artwork, something special.... by chance we stumbled upon the work of James Bell. This work is beyond special. The website is just full of so many beautiful photographs that no home has enough walls! Struggled to choose between our three absolute favourites, so we went for all three and in the stunning super large sizes. The quality and skill and artful landscape photography is simply stunning. And the quality of the framed product does it justice. Solid oak frames and well packaged. Arrived quickly and went straight on the wall at the first opportunity. The print quality is excellent - even on a 1200mm print everything is perfectly crisp and sharp. But what makes all of this so special is James Bell, his passion for capturing that perfect moment in a perfect place. That is what you invest in here - a moment captured by a gifted genius, and you get to gaze into that moment every time you enter a room. Cannot express enough, the delight of having these works of art in our home... Thank you very much James.


      We ordered 'The Retreat' in landscape…

      We ordered 'The Retreat' in landscape format in oak frame. It arrived promptly and extremely well packaged. Looks great on the wall and the detail can really be appreciated with the larger print. Thanks James.


        Highly recommend buying from James

        I ordered a print of The Retreat as we had seen a larger version in the holiday cottage we stayed in earlier this year. There was a problem with Royal Mail delivery but communication with James was first rate. The print is absolutely stunning - I cannot recommend it enough.


          75cm print in Oak

          Thank you for the prompt and personal service, I’m sure I’ll be ordering from you again.
          Thank you


            It could be a painting

            I am indeed very pleased with my purchase from you. My son was one of your supporters and received a copy of your book ”Capture Lakeland” which he showed to me. As soon as I saw the cover photo of “The Retreat” I said “oh I like that”! My son encouraged me to look through the book before making a decision but that was the one I chose. The colours are beautiful. I also like the fact that to me it could be a painting which makes it extra special. The book has also been shown to some friends and family all of whom admire it very much so hopefully you may receive more orders!
            I was very impressed with the prompt delivery and the expert packaging and thank you too for the calendar.
            May I wish you continued success and good health to go with it.


              45cm Print

              Many thanks for your prompt service. I saw this photograph in John Lewis a few years ago and loved it. I thought it would make a great present for my sister and brother-in-law as they love this part of the country so they will be getting it for Christmas this year.

              Many thanks again,


                45cm Print

                Hello James Bell,

                Today I received the prints. Excellent quality, both the prints and the fast shipment.

                Thank you from Germany!


                  60cm print in a black frame.

                  I absolutely adore my framed print.
                  Prompt delivery , well packaged.
                  Personal and professional service.
                  I would highly recommend and I will be back for more.
                  I am so pleased that I have discovered 'this work'
                  Thank you


                    45cm Print

                    Thank you for your prompt response, received print today (well tuesday in fact!) So I can enjoy it a bit before giving it as wedding present on Sat!

                    Love the print will get one for me next!

                    Thanks again


                      75 x 50cm Oak Framed Print

                      A stunning image that I am proud to own. Brings back so many memories. Thank you James.

                      The quality of the print is exceptional. The packaging was genius and the personal service and attention to my needs have been second to none. I am very happy with every aspect of my purchase. I'll be back for more very soon. Thank you James.


                        Thank you for a great service

                        “ My artprints arrived safe & sound very fast in excellent perfect shipping condition ... and I am very happy within my 2 purchased artworks of “The Retreat” and the black/white photograph of “lake buttermere tree”

                        … these are simply fantastic stunning arts and both high quality artprints already got framed and simply look awesome up on the wall above my working desk .

                        These pictures give me power & motivation every day and simply make me feel happy inside each time I look at them

                        Dear James , I ‘d like to thank you again very much for this very nice & professional transaction in every way. .. I will surely love to do business again soon ;-) “

                        best wishes from Germany,



                          Just perfect...

                          We spent some time looking for the right photos of the Lakes and finally found what we were after from James Bell. Ordering was straightforward, delivery and packaging excellent (ours were 2 x 120cm x 80cm) and they look exactly right on our walls. Quality is superb....


                            45x30cm Print Satin White Frame

                            Very well packaged and quality looks excellent.

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                              The Retreat

                              The Retreat

                              The view over Buttermere from Warnscale Bothy. Situated at Warnscale Top on the Ascent to Haystacks. The Hut was built in about 1860.

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                              Professional Printing

                              All my loose and framed prints are hand printed using the very latest archival pigment inks and the finest quality professional media that gives my prints a quality look and feel that will last a lifetime. 

                              All the prints are signed on the front. A neat white border surrounds the printed image allowing easy mounting or framing. Please note loose prints are posted in a sturdy card tube wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Please take care when unpacking your loose print and be mindful of scratching the ink on the paper. 


                              Canvas Prints

                              My prints can also be professionally printed onto canvas using Vivera inks with a lifespan of up to 200 years. The canvas is wrapped round the edges of a mortise jointed, wedged and tensioned 36mm deep wooden frame and stapled on the reverse then satin sealed for a durable substantial contemporary look. Canvases can be cleaned with a damp cloth and are much lighter than a framed print. Canvas Prints can be much larger too.


                              Professional Framing

                              All my framed prints are professionally mounted and framed by a certified Picture framer. Attention to details and personal care are used with the best materials to present my images the best possible way. 

                              I offer two frame designs, Solid Oak and Satin Black Hardwood, these materials compliment my collection best and fit in with most light or dark décor. 

                              Here are examples of my frames.

                              Solid Oak FSC Certified Frames

                              Solid Oak FSC Certified Frames

                              Satin Black Hardwood FSC Certified Frames

                              Satin Black FSC Certified Frames

                              Delivery Information 

                              All my loose prints are shipped in a sturdy card postal tube. Framed prints and canvases are shipped wrapped in bubble wrap and carefully packed in a custom designed cardboard box. I aim to deliver within 2-7 days of receiving your order depending on the order contents and quantity, prints are usually printed and posted next day, larger framed/canvases can take 5-10 days. The price of delivery is added to your order at the checkout stage.


                              Satisfaction Guarantee


                              Any items that arrive damaged may be returned for a 100% refund or replacement. If this occurs, please contact me immediately with the status of your goods, I will need to see a photo of the damaged item and the packaging. I will process the refund or replacement as soon as I receive the returned items. If the damage was the shipper's fault, I will reimburse you for the shipping too so please save a receipt and send it to me for a full refund of the order plus any shipping costs you incur. Please refuse delivery if the item appears damaged on arrival.


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                              Picture Sizes

                              45 x 30cm Print. External size once framed.65 x 50cm for the Oak Frame and 63 x 47cm for the Black Frame.
                              56 x 38cm Print. External size once framed.76 x 57cm for the Oak frame and 73 x 55cm for the Black Frame.
                              75 x 50cm Print. External size once framed.98 x 73cm for the Oak Frame and 95 x 70cm for the Black Frame.
                              90 x 60cm Print. External size once framed.115 x 85cm for the Oak Frame and 112 x 82cm for the Black Frame.

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