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.

NEW EVENT AT DALEMAIN - BANK HOLIDAY AUGUST - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

SAT 29th, SUN 30TH & MON 31ST AUGUST - THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL COMES TO THE LAKE DISTRICT

Great British Food Festival

Sat 29th, Sun 30th & Mon 31st August 2015. 10.00am to 5pm (Dalemain Gardens are included in the ticket price & normally £8).

On day prices: Adult £7.50, Child (5-12 = £3.50, under 5's FREE) - Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) = £20

EARLY BIRD TICKETS - Visitors to this site get a 20% discount on early bird tickets enter code "GBFF" at www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/tickets

Over the August bank holiday weekend (29-31st August) the stunning Dalemain Estate Mansion and Historic Gardens near Penrith hosts the Great British Food Festival. The line-up includes over 80 top local and national producers, celebrity chef demos, talks, kids cookery lessons, great live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges. The Chef Demo stage hosts a headline name for each day, with Peter Sidwell (Britain’s Best Bakery) taking the lead on Saturday, Howard Middleton (Great British Bake Off 2013) on Sunday and Luis Troyano (Great British Bake Off 2014) demoing on the Bank Holiday Monday. They will each take centre stage at 12noon and 3pm on their respective days.

Alongside the celebrity chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills; so from baking tips to fine dining know-how, the demo theatre is the place to be for any budding chef. On top of cooking up treats on the demo stage, Luis, Luke and Howard will be judging the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head to head in three baking categories (see www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for details and how to enter), and best of all the public get to try every entry!

A popular addition to the programme of events has been the in-house Forager, Matt Normansell, who leads small groups around the estate searching for wild foods. The walks take place daily and can be booked in advance or on the day. You can also see Matt in action on the artisan stage, cooking up some fabulous and unusual treats from the wild products she has foraged throughout the day. A real eye opener!

There is entertainment for all the family throughout the bank holiday weekend, including kid’s cookery lessons, free circus skills, Free craft, story time and balloon modelling, and children’s rides.

There will also be fantastic live music throughout the day with a play list packed full of top bands, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then have a well-earned relax with a local beer (or two) listening to some great live entertainment.

Bring a blanket and sit out for the day enjoying great food and drink, live music and beautiful surroundings.

The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family. For full details about the festival visit www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com 

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 marketing@dalemain.com 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   
www.thelakeschillifest.co.uk
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
                                                   www.picniccinema.co.uk
Sun 23rd August                         Wigton Motor Club - Classic Car Show
Sat 29th to Mon 31st August     NEW EVENT IN CUMBRIA:  The Great British Food Festival 
                                                  www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com

Sat 11th - 27th Sept                    C-ART – Cumbria Artists Open Studios at Dalemain
                                                  
www.c-art.org.uk
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

SUMMER SEASON

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 (Except on Thursday's)
  • House Opens for free flow 11.45am (Except on Thursday's)
  • PLEASE NOTE:  THE HOUSE CLOSES FOR LUNCH BETWEEN 1.00 & 1.30PM
  • House Closes 4pm (3pm in October) but the Gardens and Tea Room are still open until 5.00pm (4pm in October)

 

 

 

NEW EVENT IN CUMBRIA - THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT DALEMAIN

  Over the August bank holiday weekend (29-31st August) the stunning Dalemain Estate Mansion and Historic Gardens near Penrith hosts the Great British Food Festival.

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'DACRE & DALEMAIN DAYS' - For Every Ticket purchased at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens a donation will be given to Dacre Church

When you visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens on the 'Dacre & Dalemain Days Out' and present your ticket at Dacre Church a donation from Mr & Mrs McCosh will be given.

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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.

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EVENTS AT DALEMAIN DURING SUMMER - LOTS GOING ON & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

We have a very varied & exciting programme of events taking place at Dalemain this Summer, with something for everyone ranging from Horse Carriage Driving to Food Festivals. 

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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.

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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

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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

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GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014

Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918

Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain

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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.  

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