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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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Lovely cosy tea room

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Diane J
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Dalemain is a lovely place to visit and getting there is easy from the M6 motorway. The house itself is really nice and don't forget to look for the mouse hole set into the stairs which will appeal to small children. The gardens are well set out and there is a great tea room out in the courtyard.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Booked in advance for afternoon tea and had a very relaxing experience to celebrate my 32nd birthday and my grans 80th. Great variety of sandwiches, savoury scones with chutney and sweet with incredibly fresh cream and jam followed by squirrel shaped biscuits and delicious cakes for £9.50 each. The quality was better than most afternoon teas i've had in London... More 

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england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went for tea and cake May bank holiday weekend. Was lucky enough to be able to sit outside. A lovely rural setting. Unspoilt. Delicious ginger cake and a good cup of tea. Reasonable prices.

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chesterfield
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

One of the selling points of a stately home is that it continues to be a family home, injecting a degree of character and, often, quirkiness that sets it apart from the 'curated' atmosphere of most NT properties. In the case of Dalemain this independence of spirit is very apparent in all you see of the house - which, to... More 

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ManagerDalemain, Manager at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Dalemain and for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the gardens, tearoom and Dalemain marmalades. We are disappointed that the house did not live up to your expectations and we wondered if you could contact us on marketing@dalemain.com as we are always looking to improve the visitor experience. Best wishes Manager... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived as they opened and were the only people there so wandering round the gardens was a delight. Dalemain gardens are small but perfectly formed; there is a large lawn directly in front of the house, and to the side and behind there are several garden areas with a variety of plants in bloom and benches dotted about to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a lovely house and used by the family up to this day. The guide gave us a wealth of information about the history of the house and the families that have lived in the house throughout its lifetime.

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Address: 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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