WELCOME TO DALEMAIN
'Dalemain is a house that needs to be full of people. This is as true today as it always has been and as much as it is a home to my wife, myself and our children, it is a living, working entitiy that is of much wider importance and interest to the many people whose lives come into contact with it in one way or another. We love it as our home, a very special house with an extraordinarily warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it is our pleasure to share it with the many visitors and friends who chance upon it. We are home to 'The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival' held annually in March at Dalemain and this year we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and we are pleased to announce record entries and even more money raised for Charity.
Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh
Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell Family for eleven generations, the most recent becoming Hasell-McCosh on the marriage of Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh.
History, Culture & Landscape
Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of House Architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.
Click here to view Dalemain's 2015 Visitor Leaflet.
Dalemain is a haven of tranquillity. Come and take some time out from the hectic stress of every day life, and spend a while strolling through the house and gardens in this peaceful corner of the Lake District.
AUTUMN EVENTS FROM THE DALEMAIN DIARY
Cumbria Printmakers C-ART Exhibition in the Great Barn at Dalemain - Perfect Christmas Presents!
Saturday 12th to Sunday 27th September - Open all week - 10.30am to 5pm
Dalemain are delighted to be part of this year's Cumbria Artists Open Studios from Saturday 12th to Sunday 27th September 2015. Over 20 artists from Cumbria Printmakers will be exhibiting in The Great Barn in the Courtyard. With a further exhibition by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh and Mark Fothergill in another part of the Courtyard.
Cumbria Printmakers produce fine art prints in a range of media including etching, monotype, linocut and woodblock. Free access to the exhibition, tearoom and gift shop. House & Gardens open Sun to Thurs. Gardens only Fri & Sat. See C-art website for details.
DALEMAIN MARMALADE SHOP
The World's Original Marmalade Shop 'THE' place to buy the world's 'BEST' Marmalades
“I am ‘the Jane’! My passion not only resulted in creating the Dalemain brand of marmalade, but also started a competition to set an International standard of quality called Marmalade Awards. We have found some amazing marmalades over the years and in March we celebrate all things marmaladic with a wonderful festival at Dalemain Historic House and Gardens in Cumbria where we have an archive of recipes going right back to the 1600's. I would like to take this opportunity of inviting you not only to enjoy my marmalade but to visit my home where marmalade begins!”—Jane Hasell-McCosh
NOW AVAILABLE AT DALEMAIN OR BUY ONLINE ON THE 'SHOP' TAB on this website - This year's DOUBLE GOLD HOME-MADE WINNERS available exclusively at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason, London. We also have for sale this year's Double Gold and Gold Winning Artisan marmalades. They make perferct Christmas presents!
Apple celebrations in the Garden & Tearoom
Special Offer throughout October – Gardens £5
In the Garden see the Apples in the 16th Century Store and why not taste, eat and buy them in the tearoom with an apple themed menu. We are also selling plants at £4.50 or buy 3 for £10.
Dalemain Christmas Lunches in the Medieval Hall
Sun 6th & Sun 13th until Wed 16th December served from 12pm
Further dates available upon request.
A home cooked, locally sourced seasonal treat served in the splendour of the Mediaeval Hall decked out for the Festive Season with a welcoming open log fire. The perfect setting, whether you’re a group of work colleagues, family or friends. Please book early to avoid disappointment on Tel: 017684 86450.
Coffee, Cake & Christmas Marmalade Gifts
Don’t forget to visit our Tearoom for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, serving a delicious selection of hot and cold home-made food, not to be missed freshly baked scones and our exclusive range of award winning Marmalades and Gift Sets.
NEW Private Tours at Dalemain for 2015
THE HOUSEKEEPERS TOUR
Every Wednesday for two hours starting at 10.00am & Includes:
- Tour of the house with behind the scenes rooms not normally open to the public.
- Freshly baked scones with coffee or tea in the housekeepers room.
- Historical Tour of the Award Winning Gardens.
- Understanding the architecture and development of the building of the house.
- After the two hour guided tours abd refreshments you are then welcome to spend the remainder of your day at Dalemain revisiting the house and gardens.
- PRICE: £18.50 per person.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book your place on the tour.
LOTS OF EVENTS AT DALEMAIN THIS SUMMER:
w/c 15th June Famous Blue Poppies in full flower this week
June & July Best time to see over 200 old-fashioned Roses
Sun 5th – Thurs 30th July “Faces of Ullswater” Art Exhibition in the Great Barn
Sun 12th July Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Club Rally & Family Fun Day
Sat 18th & Sun 19th July The Lakes Chilli Festival
Sun 26th July North West Carriage Driving
Sat 8th August Fell Pony Breed Show
Sat 22nd August Eden Arts Picnic Cinema – 'Saturday Night Fever' - 9 to 11pm
Sun 23rd August Wigton Motor Club - Classic Car Show
Sat 29th to Mon 31st August NEW EVENT IN CUMBRIA: The Great British Food Festival
Sat 11th - 27th Sept C-ART – Cumbria Artists Open Studios at Dalemain
Sun 4th October Dog Walk – Estate Road, through woods & footpath
October Apple Celebrations – throughout October
December Christmas Lunches in the Mediaeval Hall
PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS INCLUDING TIMINGS ON THE 'WHAT'S ON' PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE.
The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop, Plant Stall & Antiques
Enjoy the surroundings of the Dalemain Mediaeval Hall Tearoom with its open fire, serving a delicious selection of hot and cold home-made food, our not to be missed freshly baked scones and our very special chocolate cake. Home-made frozen food to take home, defrost and serve also available. We also have a selection of the Double Gold and Gold Winners Marmalades for sale from this year's 'World's Original Marmalade Awards'.
Visit the Dalemain Gift Shop with a range of quality goods and souvenirs plus antiques from 'Cockermouth Antiques' and delicious marmalades from The Dalemain Marmalade range available in the gift shop or tearoom.
Opening Times 2015
Sunday 29th March – Thursday 29th October 2015
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday. CLOSED Friday & Saturday.
- Gardens Tea Room & Gift Shop: 10.30am – 5pm (4pm in October)
- House Opens 11.15am for guided tour
- House Opens for free flow 11.45am
- PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally tours cannot be provided on a Thursday but please ring to check.
- House Closes 4pm (3pm in October) but the Gardens and Tea Room are still open until 5.00pm (4pm in October)
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SAVE THE DALEMAIN OF AUSTRALIA
The NATIONAL TRUST of South Australia are putting in a bid to save the house immortalised in Picnic on Hanging Rock and a vital part of the South Australian Heritage.
Don’t let this extraordinary house, modelled on Dalemain in Cumbria and built in South Australia be lost. It can never be retrieved once sold this important heritage will be gone forever.
Martindale Hall is now at risk of being sold and lost for the 'Good of the South Australian people'.
Find out the full story on our dedicated facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sharethelovemartindalehall/timeline?ref=page_internal
NEW BOOK NOW: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Courses with Mark Fothergill - World Renowned Botanical Artist
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - MARK FOTHERGILL - WORLD RENOWNED BOTANICAL ARTIST
Book now to reserve a place on our new Botanical Drawing courses with Mark Fothergill, formerly Botanic Artist to Kew Gardens and Fellow of the Linnean Society.
WELCOME TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS OPEN SUN to THURS - 10.30am to 5.00pm
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 29th March 2015 and we look forward to welcoming you to Dalemain.
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival
WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND VISITORS
Moorings available on Lake Ullswater
Contact Dalemain now to secure a licence to moor your boat on the most beautiful lake in the Lake District
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain
Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013
The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.
Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012
Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.