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Address: Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450
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Description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven...
Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy a fine mixture of Mediaeval, Tudor & early Georgian architecture and Award Winning Gardens, richly planted with unusual combinations of flowers and shrubs. Highlights include the Rose Walk, Ancient Apple Trees, Tudor Knot Garden, Blue Himalayan Poppies, Earth Sculpture and Stumpery. Home to the International Marmalade Festival. Homemade food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Historic Parkland with the Dacre Walk, Gift Shop with Antiques,Plant Sales, Special Events throughout the year & Group Bookings. Free parking. HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013.
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House, gardens, family history, scenery and marmalade.

Saw beautiful fallow deer that occupy the grounds on entering. The guided tour of the house is fascinating as the architecture and family history is such an unusual mix of themes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Saw beautiful fallow deer that occupy the grounds on entering. The guided tour of the house is fascinating as the architecture and family history is such an unusual mix of themes. Gardens equally as good.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The more formal gardens were lovely, as was the short woodland walk and informal lower garden. We spent quite a bit of time wandering round. Then we went in the house. Each room was full of stuff so not easy to get your head around what was there. One or two of the rooms felt as it they were a... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went during 'Chilli fest' was going on in the grounds so listening to steel drums whilst walking around a Georgian building and gardens was a little surreal. Nether the less it is still a beautiful house and gardens. I particularly enjoyed the sleeping giant in the garden and the dragon ! The only negative I would say is that... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went on a sunny day and the gardens were absolutely beautiful, so full of colour and well looked after with plenty of places to stop and sit and admire the surroundings. Loved the sleeping dragon and the giant as well as the views over the countryside. The house was also very interesting and very informative. The house has a lovely... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Covers several centuries of architecture with rooms featuring what you would expect to see and similarly for furniture. Nice tea room - Speciality is Marmalade!

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dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Charming house. Short film outlining history of the family Members of the family showed us around the house I found it a very relaxing afternoon. The gardens were well worth a visit The Tea rooms were clean and a good menu was offered

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely tea room, cosy, great bakes and HOT drinks. Meals are lovely with good veggie options and attentive staff.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The teashop serves a wonderful selection of home baked cakes and scones and tasty main courses and desserts. The house tour is very interesting and the fact that the family actually live there makes it all the more interesting.

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dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This house has a lot of character. Some bits go back to Georgian times. There are no standout pieces of furniture, paintings or ceramics but overall it really felt like someone's home. The photos formed a fascinating collections of 'Downtown' life. For me the award winning gardens were the attraction. How the plants survive in pretty harsh conditions I cannot... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

started with a coffee in the lovely tea room then visited the house. This shuts for half an hour at 1pm so wandered round the garden. What's nice about this house is as the family still lives here it's feels very personal and the history comes to life.

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Address: Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith

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