Thorney How, in Grasmere, a 3 star rated Independent Hostel offers welcoming, clean, comfortable, and simple holiday and backpacking accommodation in the heart of the Lake District.
“The hostel is an ideal mix of the charm of the old buildings and the functionality of the modern facilities.” Guest review 2013
Access Statement Thorney How
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The flexible accommodation can cater for individual bookings, couples, family rooms, small groups and large groups.
The main gentleman’s style residence and over 350 year old farmhouse is charming and has well proportioned rooms with fabulous views onto the grounds and the distant Fairfield / Hellvellyn mountain range. Typically rooms are Victorian built with features, all have interesting views, are comfortable and warm, carpeted, and are situated either on the ground floor or first floor. All bedding and bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towels.
In Spring 2013 we upgraded the bunkhouse accommodation (formerly the Annexe). Sitting underneath Helm Crag with views across the Esaedale valley, 16 beds are arranged in 4 bunk dorms with access to a shared unisex shower room and toilets. The bunkhouse currently does not have it’s own social space or catering facilities, these are shared with residents in the main house. All rooms are comfortable, carpeted and located on the ground floor with views across Lakeland fells. All bedding and bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towels.
During Winter 2013 and Spring 2014 a second phase of development is planned. We will notify updates here as this work progresses.
Private parking, cycle store, drying room, licensed bar and spacious grounds complete the experience. Plus you can now hire Electric Bikes, half day, full day or evening slots available.
A current limitation is a shortage of shower facilities in the main house accommodation. The main house only has 1 male and 1 female shower. We are undertaking changes and that will increase the number of showers as the development plans listed above proceed. 3 new showers with underfloor heating have already been installed in the refurbished Bunkhouse.