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.
Please note during 2013 we are undertaking upgrades to the building. Between January & March some rooms will be closed. For group bookings & availability please contact us directly.
Access Statement Thorney How
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The flexible accommodation can cater for individual bookings, couples, family rooms, small groups and large groups.
Thorney How’s sleeping accommodation and room configuration will be changing during Spring 2013. We aim to retain a total of 24 bed spaces January to March 2013 and 50 bed spaces available from April 2013 onwards, this will include a camping barn space that will sleep up to 8 persons.
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.
Some of these rooms will be converted to en-suite style accommodation with twin or double beds. The remaining rooms will consist of at least one family room and we will be retaining at least one 6 bunk bed style mixed dorm.
The separate annexe sitting underneath Helm Crag is also changing, we will have at least 16 beds arranged in 4 bunk dorms with access to a shared unisex shower room and toilets. The annexe 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.
To compliment the changes above we also hope to be able to provide some Glamping style accommodation. From April Camping Barn style accommodation will made viable for up to 8 people sharing. Please check with our website in Spring 2013 for further details.
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.
Discounts are available for large group bookings and for charitable groups.
A current limitation during 2012 has been the shortage of shower facilities. In 2013 we are making changes and increasing the number of showers as the development plans listed above proceed. These will include 3 showers in the refurbished Annexe, plus 1 additional shower available in the Camping Barn.