CLEAN & COMFORTABLE
HOLIDAY AND BACKPACKING ACCOMMODATION
IN THE HEART OF THE LAKE DISTRICT
World Heritage Site
Welcome to Grasmere Bunkhouse this is the new destination in Grasmere, for Grasmere Hostel (previously at Broadrayne Farm)
Many aspects of our normal operation have been suspended. Details found below may no longer apply for the next 6 months.
With easy access to great walks around Grasmere and a peaceful rural location we think that Grasmere Bunkhouse offers the perfect place for small groups, families or independent travellers to stay in the Lake District.
Our recent guests have told us that they love:
Powerful hot showers.
Underfloor heating in the bathrooms.
Options to suit all budgets.
Everywhere in the hostel feels very clean and comfortable.
Great location with fabulous views Silver Howe, Helm Crag, Easedale, Helvellyn and Farifield.
Just 15 minutes walk to the centre of Grasmere (1/2 mile, just a couple of minutes by car).
Self contained private accommodation for up to 12 people (reduced in 2021).
Full access to all main house facilities including fully equipped self catering guest kitchen (not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Catered options are available from our bar / restaurant with cooked breakfasts, home made evening meals
The bunkhouse consists of 3 independent bedrooms each simply furnished with 4 bunk type beds and secure personal storage. Each bed has a duvet and pillow, all fresh bedlinen is provided, additional blankets are available.
Within the bunkhouse you will also find 3 separate unisex showers with underfloor heating and three separate toilet / wash rooms.
All guests will have access to free parking, secure bike storage, free wifi, USB charging points in the rooms, hair drier and hand drier.
Additional facilites available in the main house include drying room, boot drier by request, iron and ironing board, board games, books, TV lounge, social spaces.
For those wishing to self cater the guest kitchen also shared with main house guests is available from 7.30am to 10.00am and 3.30pm until 11.00pm. Faciltiies include cooker / hob, fridges, small freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave plus pans, utensils and crockery.
You will need to bring your own towels, or they can be hired subject to availability.
In 2021 we are only offering the Bunkhouse as a whole unit for up to 12 people staying. Last minute availability will be offered on single rooms to accommodate travellers at short notice subject to these rooms being vacant.
4 ROOMED SEPARATE BUNK HOUSE
SITS ALONGSIDE THE MAIN RESIDENCE
UNDERNEATH HELM CRAG
We welcome sole use bookings at Grasmere Bunkhouse for groups of up to 12.
Popular with mountaineering groups, families and friends, University groups and corporate groups.
We recommend advanced booking as many key dates will be already taken.
Our rates for 2021 range from (to be confirmed).
You can opt for self-catered accommodation with access to our main house facilities, or with some or all meals provided. A minimum of two nights must be booked for all sole use bookings. We are very happy to discuss catering options with you.
Please call or e-mail direct for all group bookings. We will not accept group bookings via 3rd party booking agents. A non refundable deposit will be required to secure your booking. This will either be the equivalent to the fist night’s accommodation, or 25% of the total booking fee, whichever is the greater.
If there are more than 12 in your group we may be able to offer you additional space in our main house. Please be aware that we do not offer self catering to any group of 173 or more.
We do not accept stag or hen groups at Thorney How. Any Stag or Hen groups will be asked to leave the premises immediately with no refund given.
Please be aware that we do take a group security deposit on arrival.
Please see our full Terms & Conditions
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were very impressed with the bunkhouse.”
We love to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Thorney How.
We are very happy to communicate with you in advance of your stay to ensure that everything is well planned in order for your group to enjoy themselves.
We have stated that this is a rural location. This may not be ideal for your group needs, or it is exactly what you are looking for. There are taxis and bus services available if you need to get to other places, but we recommend that you do your research before you get here ;-)
Hiking Scafell for example is not as straight forwards as it sounds.
Please make sure that all of your group are aware of our full terms and conditions.
In particular that:
THORNEY HOW IS SURROUNDED BY TWO
AND A QUARTER ACRES OF UNSPOILT
PRIVATE AND SECLUDED GROUNDS
Thorney How is surrounded by two and a quarter acres of unspoilt, private and secluded grounds providing a relaxing setting for you to enjoy at the end of your day out, or somewhere to spend a few hours sharing a drink and something to eat with friends. Outdoor seating is available for your use.
In 2014 we introduced rare breed sheep alongside our free range hens, ducks and three cats. You will also occasionally find red and roe deer, red squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs, frogs and toads, owls, buzzards, woodpeckers and tree creepers to name just a few wild animals and birds.
The grounds also include our own private garden space where we are reinstating some elements of a kitchen garden with raised beds, polytunnel and orchard with a range of fruit trees. The produce grown supplies the household with some of its own vegetables, fruit, herbs and free range eggs from our hens and ducks.
You will find meals served in the restaurant featuring fresh grown items depending on what’s available.
Our woodland areas feature a wide range of traditional trees and wild flowers. The woodland is managed by ourselves and provides logs to be used in our wood burning stoves.
Please feel free to spend time exploring and enjoying the grounds and spotting the various wildlife that finds it’s way into the grounds. We ask that you to observe the private areas and to take care when being close to any of the animals.
Known historical links with Grasmere’s most famous resident, William Wordsworth, and his associates have been found with reference to Thorney How and the grounds in their writing.
Please note that we do not allow open fires or BBQ’s within the grounds.
All bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions
Please note: For larger groups (13+), we only take bookings catered with full or half board – please call direct for accommodation and inclusive meal rates.
Main House pricing, en-suite rooms from £27.85 per person per night with complimentary Basic Breakfast. (2020)
Bunk House pricing, standard rooms from £21.00 per person per night, breakfast not included. (2020)
Prices above include all bed linen but not towels.
Please note that we do not offer individual bunk bed bookings in advance. If these are still available for last minute arrivals we may be able to accommodate you.
Double and Twin rooms from £42.25 per person per night with complimentary Basic Breakfast and towels included. (2020)
We reserve the right to make changes to our advertised rates
All weekend bookings are given preference for those booking a minimum of 2 nights accommodation.
When you book online with us we will take your card payments online – your details will be passed to us securely. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of completed payment. We are fully GDPR and PCI DSS compliant.
Please contact us directly if you wish to check your transactions or make a payment via phone. All booking enquiries are provisional until receipt of a deposit payment usually for the first nights accommodation or 25% whichever is greater.
For all 3rd party bookings you may need to speak to the 3rd party booking agent about your payments or any changes to your booking.
Your initial booking deposit is non refundable. Please see our cancellation policy below.