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 pleaseure 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.

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.

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.

History, Culture & Landscape

Enjoy a trip through four centuries of House Architecture, discover the celebrated Gardens & Historic Parkland including the Dacre Walk and sample home-made country house cooking.

The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop & 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)

Open for the season - this SUNDAY 29th March at 10:30

The Historic House & Gardens officially open for the Summer Season this Sunday 29th March 2015. 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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