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.

Next Event - Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods, Crafts, Gardening Talks/Lectures & Children's Activities - Sunday 21st June 2015

Selection of Nurseries exhibiting - Front Lawn:

Hartside Nurseries - Alpine, rock garden & woodland plants
JRG Dahlias -  Dahlias & zantedeschia
Dutton Hall Farm - Old fashioned roses, including climbers & ramblers
Mary Green - Hostas & perennials - Selection of shade tolerant plants
Garth Cottage Herbs - Culinary herbs & infused oils & vinegars
Through the Garden Gate - Unusual Perennials/plants & foliage interest
Red Dial Nurseries - Shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbing plants & herbs
Brownthwaite Nursery - Hardy herbaceous, hydrangeas & metal plant supports
Northern Ark Nursery - Truly hardy perennials & shrubs & herbs
East of Eden Nurseries - Shrubs & Perennials
Primrose Bank Nursery - Hardy & Unusual Perennials
Tinnisburn Plants - Choice & Unusual Hardy Perennials
Alan Clark - Rhododendrons, azaleas & associated plantsmen
Quiet Corner Plants - Hardy Plants Propagated & Grown in North East
Fell and Furrow - Vegetables, Edibles, Complimentary Plants & Hand Crafted Planters.
Lynn De La Plants - Hanging Baskets & planted containers. Annuals & perennials

Selection of Other Exhibitors - Courtyard:

Upcycled - Fire pits, patio tables, bird boxes & bird tables made from recycled material
Mr Vikki’s - Indian fusion pickles, chilli sauces & curry pastes
Newton Rigg College - Horticultural Courses & Gardening Advice
Oakbeck Forge - Blacksmith Forged Ironwork for the Home & Garden
Cumberland Mustards - Range of  local honey mustards, fruit vinegars etc
Dalemain Plant Stall - Plants from Dalemain’s Historic Gardens
Mick & Avril Priestly - Wood turning demonstrations and sale of hand crafted goods
Deer ‘n’ Dexter - Venison and Dexter Beef - Fresh raw meat and meat products
Birdsoswald Cheeses -  Organic farmhouse cheeses & other dairy products produced from the milk of small herd of Ayrshire Cows.
More? The Artisan Bakery - Artisan bread, cakes, seasonal specialities & patisserie
Botanical Paintings & Prints - Mark Fothergill—World Renowned Botanical Artist
Help Hikkaduwa Strays Charity - Giftware, aromatherapy, fragrances & bath treats
Penrith Beekeepers Society - Honey, Beehives, Gifts & Books
Les Comtes De Provence -  Jams, Honey’s, Pickles & Pates
Dalemain Marmalades & World Winning Marmalades:  Award winning distinctive marmalades celebrating Dalemain’s family, history & gardens.

 

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.
  •  A guide book.
  •  Historical Tour of the Award Winning Gardens with a visit to the greenhouse and potting shed.
  •  Understanding the architecture and development of the building of the house.

Please email marketing@dalemain.com for further information or to book your place on the tour.

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, near Ullswater in the Lake District, 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.

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
  • 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)

 

NEXT EVENT Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods & Crafts

Sunday 21st June - 10am to 5pm. Celebrating all things Gardening, Quality Plants, Crafts, Artisan foods & Children's Activities

FREE Entry to Plant Fair, Artisan Foods & Crafts.  Discounted entry to Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7 - Children FREE  A Great Day Out for All the Family!

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BOOK NOW: Bespoke Botanic Drawing Courses

 Book now to reserve a place on our new Botanic Drawing courses withMark Fothergill, formerly Botanic Artist to Kew Gardens and Fellow of the Linnean Society.

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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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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.

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