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.
LOTS OF EVENTS AT DALEMAIN IN JULY - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
June & July
Best time to see over 200 old-fashioned Roses
Wed 1st July, Sun 5th July, Wed 29th July & Mon 3 Aug
(all tours at Dacre Church 1.30pm to 4pm)
Dacre & Dalemain Days 2015. Visit St. Andrew's Church, Dacre for guided tours and refreshments in the afternoon from 1.30pm to 4pm and combine your visit with a trip to Dalemain Mansion and Gardens in the morning. When you present your Dalemain ticket at Dacre Church a donation from Mr & Mrs McCosh will be given. See websites for further details:dacrechurch.com
Sun 5th – Thurs 30th July
“Faces of Ullswater” Art Exhibition in the Great Barn in the Historic Courtyard. Please see the NEWS section on the right hand side of this website for further information. FREE ACCESS to the Exhibition, tearoom, gift shop and plant stall. OPEN: Sunday to Thursday with the House & Gardens opening times. 10.30am to 5pm.
Sat 18th & Sun 19th July
The Lakes Chilli Festival
Sat 18th July - 10am to 6pm
Sun 19th July - 10am to 5pm
BRINGING THE HEAT TO THE LAKES! Come and get involved with over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment & the legendary chilli eating competition! Full details:
Sun 26th July
North West Carriage Driving
On Sunday 26th July The North West Carriage Driving Club will be holding their Summer Show at Dalemain (FREE entry to the show field to watch the Carriage Driving). 10am to 3pm. When visiting the show why not pop into the 'FACES OF ULLSWATER' art exhbition in the great barn in the historic courtyard at Dalemain.
Free parking, free access to the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop, Plant Sales, Agricultural Museum, and 'Faces of Ullswater' Art Exhibition.
Dalemain Mansion & Award Winning Historic Gardens are open 10.30am to 5pm and at the usual admission price.
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 in the housekeepers room.
- 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.
- 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.
LOTS OF EVENTS AT DALEMAIN THIS SUMMER:
w/c 15th June Famous Blue Poppies in full flower this week
June & July Best time to see over 200 old-fashioned Roses
Sun 5th – Thurs 30th July “Faces of Ullswater” Art Exhibition in the Great Barn
Sun 12th July Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Club Rally & Family Fun Day
Sat 18th & Sun 19th July The Lakes Chilli Festival
Sun 26th July North West Carriage Driving
Sat 8th August Fell Pony Breed Show
Sat 22nd August Eden Arts Picnic Cinema – 'Saturday Night Fever' - 9 to 11pm
Sun 23rd August Wigton Motor Club - Classic Car Show
Sat 29th to Mon 31st August NEW EVENT IN CUMBRIA: The Great British Food Festival
Sat 11th - 27th Sept C-ART – Cumbria Artists Open Studios at Dalemain
Sun 4th October Dog Walk – Estate Road, through woods & footpath
October Apple Celebrations – throughout October
December Christmas Lunches in the Mediaeval Hall
PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS INCLUDING TIMINGS ON THE 'WHAT'S ON' PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE.
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
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)
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VACANCIES AT DALEMAIN - House Guides, Secretarial Support & Volunteer Gardeners
Due to increased visitor numbers we have 3 new opportunities to work at Dalemain as part of a small team helping to provide members of the public with memorable experiences based on the beauty and history of Dalemain and to thus ensure its future.
NEW: THE FACES OF ULLSWATER ART EXHIBITON at Dalemain - FREE ACCESS - SUN 5th JULY to THURS 30th JULY 2015
For the last two years Julia Stanton and Gina Farncombe have been painting portraits of people living in the Ullswater valley and last year they were joined by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh who is contributing landscapes. Together, they have painted farmers and other local residents born between the wars and who have lived in the valley for over 30 years.
'DACRE & DALEMAIN DAYS' - For Every Ticket purchased at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens a donation will be given to Dacre Church
When you visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens on the 'Dacre & Dalemain Days Out' and present your ticket at Dacre Church a donation from Mr & Mrs McCosh will be given.
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.
EVENTS AT DALEMAIN DURING SUMMER - LOTS GOING ON & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We have a very varied & exciting programme of events taking place at Dalemain this Summer, with something for everyone ranging from Horse Carriage Driving to Food Festivals.
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.
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
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
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