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Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

Stumpery

Stumpery

  • Historic Houses Association Member
  • Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner

Garden, £6

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOCIATION HUDSONS HERITAGE AWARDS WINNER Event

Contact

Jennifer Little

017684 86450

Address

Dalemain,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0HB

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug The Lakes Chilli Festival
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Aug Cumbria Classic Weekend 2014
Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Mar The World's Original Marmalade Awards

Details

Dalemain is a fine mixture of medieval, Tudor and early Georgian architecture. The imposing Georgian façade strikes the visitor immediately but in the cobbled courtyard the atmosphere of the north country Tudor manor is secure. The present owner's family have lived at Dalemain since 1679 and have collected china, furniture and family portraits. Visitors can see the grand Drawing Rooms with 18thC panelling, also the Nursery and Housekeeper's Room. The Norman pele tower contains the regimental collection of the Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. The house is full of the paraphernalia of a well-established family house which is still very much lived in by the family.

The gardens at Dalemain are constantly changing. Not only because of the seasons, which bring special plants: snowdrops in winter, blue poppies in spring, roses in summer and apples in autumn but also due to new additions which bring new shapes and colours and variety to the garden.

Last year, there was a stunning wild flower spiral and a sleeping giantess earth sculpture both projects developed by University of Cumbria Horticulture students on an on-going partnership at Dalemain.

This year, Jane Hasell-McCosh, owner of Dalemain has joined forces with Head Gardener, Rose Harper and a team from the University of Cumbria's Horticulture Department, headed by Shelagh Todd to create a stumpery.

'A stumpery is similar to a rockery but made with parts of dead trees', says Shelagh. 'They are normally planted with woodland plants and are great for wildlife.'

Other examples of stumperies include the famous Biddulph Grange Garden in Staffordshire and Highgrove, in Gloucestershire.

The Stumps used are from 200-year-old oaks which lined the avenue on the ancient estate road between Dalemain and Dacre which is still a much-loved route for walkers.

For further details see www.dalemain.com

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Disabled access does not extend to the lower garden or the upstairs areas of the house.

Opening details

Sunday 24th March – Thursday 31st October: Sunday to Thursday. 10.30am–5pm (4pm in October).
Sunday 3rd November – Wednesday 18th December: Sunday to Thursday. 11am-3pm. Closed 18th December until mid February.

Prices

Garden Only: Adults £7.00, Senior £7.00, Accompanied Children Free, Group Bookings - Price on Application.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disabled access does not extend to the lower garden or the upstairs areas of the house.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Dalemain Historic House and Gardens using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

Map reference: NY 474266  Lat: 54.63178 Long: -2.81632

Three miles from M6 jct 40 on the A592 Penrith to Ullswater road.

Parking: free