WELCOME TO DALEMAIN 2016
Free Access to Tearoom, Gift Shop selling the World's Best Marmalades, Antiques & Plant Sales


 

 

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

'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 our message is clear 'Cumbria is Open for Business' despite the recent flooding and the Marmalade Festival is a great way to launch the new season for visitors.      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 2016 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: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Class with Mark Fothergill, renowned Botanical Artist. 10th May - 12th May.

We are delighted to be providing a tailored, three day botanical drawing course with celebrated illustrator Mark Fothergill in the award-winning Dalemain gardens. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn how to draw beautiful plants with a hugely knowledgeable teacher. The course is strictly limited to eight places, guarenteeing you a truly unique experience; you will be provided with expert individual tuition, carefully tailored to your specific abilities and interests.

The course will take place on 10th – 12th of May, and will run from 9 -5 throughout the three days. All meals will be included, and served in the medieval tearoom, and a guided tour of the gardens will be provided. We will also be happy to recommend quality places to stay, for individuals who may be travelling from further afield. We will supply you with a list of required painting equiptment. If these dates are not suitable, please get in touch to find out about future courses. For more information, click here.

To book a place on this course please call 017684 68450 or email houseopeningadmin@dalemain.com

 

NEW Specialist Tours at Dalemain for 2016

THE HOUSEKEEPERS TOUR, DACRE CHURCH with HOUSE TOUR & GLORIOUS DALEMAIN IN THE GEORGIAN ERA.

Every Wednesday & Thursday for two hours starting at 10.00am. All tours include a personal guide, break for coffee/tea and homemade scone. 

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens sits in the wider landscape of a working estate and welcomes and encourages visitors to come and learn more about what has happened over the last 350 years since the Hasells started living here. Our specialist tours offer visitors a chance to explore various aspects; a Housekeepers Tour includng parts of the house not normally open to the public, Dacre Church and House tour, incorporating the history of the church and its relationship to the Hasell family, and a Glorious Georgian tour.

PRICE: £25 per person. £20 per person when booking for two or more people.

Please email houseopeningadmin@dalemain.com to book, or for further information on any of the above tours, or call 017684 86450 option 1.

 

 

 

JOB VACANCIES AT DALEMAIN

We have two exciting new opportunities here at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. We are looking for a Tea Room Assistant & Relief Cook in our medieval tearoom, and an Administration & Sales Assistant in our friendly Dalemain office. 

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NEW: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Course with Mark Fothergill, World Renowned Botanical Artist. 10th – 12th May 2016

We are delighted to be providing a tailored, three day botanical drawing course with celebrated illustrator Mark Fothergill in the award-winning Dalemain gardens. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn how to draw beautiful plants with a hugely knowledgeable teacher.

Read more »

PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS

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.

Read more »

LATEST PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced at 2016 Dalemain World Famous Marmalade Awards 2016

MARMALADE MOST TRAVELLED; WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AS DIZZYING ARRAY OF COUNTRIES CLAIM MULTIPLE AWARDS.  

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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.

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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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