Welcome to Dalemain
"Dalemain is a very special house with an extraordinarily warm and welcoming atmosphere, it is our pleasure to share it with the many visitors and friends who chance upon it."
Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh
Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell Family for eleven generations, the most recent becoming Hasell-McCosh after the death of Robert Hasell-McCosh's mother who was the last Hasell.
Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of history, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.
Dalemain is home to 'The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival' held annually in March.
Click here to view Dalemain's 2014 Visitor Leaflet.
News & Events at Dalemain in September
C-Art at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Saturday 13 September until Sunday 28 September 2014
Dalemain are delighted to be one of the venues for this year's C-ART and we welcome eight exceptional artists who are exhibiting their work in the Great Barn located in the Historic Courtyard. All work on display is available to buy and it does look amazing and well worth a visit.
C-Artists in residence: David Sims, Jo McGrath, Emma J Lock, Linda Moore, Becky Eden, Frankie Cranfield, Hermione McCosh & Beatrice McCosh will be based in The Great Barn & Courtyard during the event. Works exhibited and demonstrated include painting, drawing, photography and felt making. Please click on this link for a biography of each artist and if you require further information on C-ART please click on their main website link here.
So why not visit C-ART at Dalemain which includes free parking, free access to the C-ART Exhibition, free entry to the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom serving delicious home-made food, Dalemain's plant stall with historic plants from the garden on sale, Dalemain's Agricultural Museum and why not pop into our Gift Shop for those unique Christmas Presents with The World's Best Marmalades for sale and to taste, NEW Co-branded marmalades with Fortnum & Mason, London, available exlusively at Dalemain and The Dalemain Marmalade Collection plus much more.....
The House and Award Winning Gardens are open at the usual opening times and admission price and we are opening Fridays & Saturdays during C-ART from 11am to 4pm (Gardens Only). To make a day of it - why not also combine your visit to C-ART & Dalemain Mansion and Gardens with a walk through the historic parkland with the 'Dacre Walk' which starts in the Courtyard with a one mile walk to Dacre Castle & Dacre Village and back the same route - please click on link for full details.
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting C-ART!
Great Taste Awards News - August 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year’s Great Taste Awards.
Dalemain are delighted to announce that both of our entries were awarded gold stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards as it is our first year of entering. Having hosted the World’s Original Marmalade Awards for the past 9 years we decided to enter two of our
We are especially thrilled that Jane’s Marmalade picked up two gold stars and was described by the judges as “delicious.” All of our
New Marmalade Range co-branded with Fortnum & Mason - July 2014
Dalemain lanches kitchen garden range of marmalades co-branded with Fortnum & Mason, London.
The co-branded range includes Lemon with Rose Petal, Kitchen Garden with Rhurbarb and Sweet Orange & Apricot. Please click on the shop tab on this website for full details. The range is available to taste and buy exclusively at Dalemain and F&M London.
The World's Original Marmalade Awards Double Gold Winner now on sale - June 2014
LIMITED EDITION: The World's Original Awards Double Gold Home-made Winner's Marmalade 2014 'Sarah Byrnes' Marmalade is now available to buy at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason for one year only. 50p from each jar sold goes back to charity. Please click on the shop tab on this website for full details or the marmalade tab for details of the Awards & Festival.
ALSO, The World's Original Marmalade Awards 2014 - Double Gold & Gold Artisan Winning marmalades are available at to buy at Dalemain and on our new shop website - please click on the 'Shop' tab on this page. The only shop in the world selling the World's Best Marmalades!
May 2014 - Dalemain Blue Poppy Awarded 'RHS AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT'
Dalemain are pleased to announce that Meconopsis Dalemain has been awarded an ‘RHS Award of Garden Merit’ for the famous Blue Himalayan Blue Poppy (meconopsis Dalemain) after extensive trials at the RHS.
- The Dalemain Plant Stall: There are old fashioned roses for sale & lots of new plants from the historic gardens and it's the perfect time to be looking for extra plants! Why not pop to Dalemain to buy a plant? FREE access and parking to the Plant Stall and Tearoom. Open 10.30am to 5pm - Sunday to Thursday.
- We have extended 'The Dalemain Country House Produce Range' - Delicious, home-cooked, home-frozen foods to include puddings, cakes, marmalades & chutneys. Dalemain Country House Produce is prepared here at Dalemain and is Ideal for family dinners, dinner parties & self catering accomodation. Just defrost, re-heat & enjoy! Available in single, 2 or 4 serving portions.
Summer Opening Times 2014
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014 until Thursday 30th October 2014. 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: 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).
We look forward to seeing you soon.
NEW VENUE: C-Art at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Dalemain are delighted to be part of this year's Cumbria Artists Open Studios from 13th to 28th September 2014. 8 Artists are exhibiting in The Great Barn in the Courtyard including David Sims, Jo McGrath, Emma J Lock, Linda Moore, Becky Eden & Frankie Cranfield. With a further exhibition by Hermione & Beatrice McCosh in another part of the Courtyard.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Spring & Summer Opening times
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014. We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.
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.