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.
Dalemain Christmas Lunches in the Medieval Hall 2015
Sun 6th until Wed 16th December with lunch served from midday
Additional dates are 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. Please click on this link for more details.
WINTER OPENING in The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom & Gardens with a Special Offer of £3 per person, Children FREE. Open Sunday to Thursday - 11am to 3pm.
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 marmalade cake. A delicvious range of home-made frozen food to take home is also available. Don't forget our exclusive range of award winning marmalades and Christmas Gift Sets.
Visit the Dalemain Gift Shop in the tearoom with delicious marmalades from The Dalemain Marmalade range.
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 perfect Christmas presents!
Opening Times 2015
Sunday 1st November – Wednesday 16th December 2015
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday. CLOSED Friday & Saturday.
- Gardens & Mediaeval Hall Tea Room: 11.00am – 4pm
- Gardens £3 per person & Children FREE
- House Closed for Winter
NEW Private Tours at Dalemain for 2016
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 email@example.com for further information or to book your place on the tour.
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CHRISTMAS LUNCHES & EXCLUSIVE MARMALADE GIFTS AT DALEMAIN
Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 6th until Wed 16th December 2015 - Served from 12.00pm.
The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.
Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.
WINTER OPENING HOURS - During November & December don't forget to visit the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom & the Historic Gardens at a special offer of £3, Children FREE. The House is closed for winter.
Winter opening: 1st November to Wed 16th December. Open Sunday to Thursday - 11am to 3pm
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.
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.
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
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.