Former Youth Hostel in Grasmere , the Lake District


Thorney How, Thorney How, Off Helm Close & Easedale Rd, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QW

Thorney How offers clean and comfortable guest accommodation in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District. Family-run and welcoming it provides en suite, bed and breakfast and standard self-catering accommodation for individuals, families and groups. With a backdrop of magnificent fells, adjacent to the Coast to Coast path, local village and lake, the tranquil location provides the perfect base to explore the Lake District. The Main House, 26 beds in a gentleman’s farmhouse, is charming with well proportioned rooms and fabulous views. There are 7 en suite rooms ranging from doubles to family 6-person rooms. Grasmere bunkhouse is ideal for groups of up to 16 with 4 bunk rooms each with shower facilities. All larger groups are automatically offered breakfasts and at least one evening meal. Parking, electric car charging, bike hire, cycle store, drying room, licensed bar, restaurant and spacious grounds complete the experience. Pizza nights Friday. Free films Saturdays. No pets.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Thorney How | Former Youth Hostel in Grasmere , the Lake District


or call Taylor Nuttall on
01539 435597

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Rooms & Beds:

42: Main House 26, Bunkhouse 16


Open all year. Closed 10.30am to 3.30pm – check in 3.30pm to 10.30pm.

Price per night:

Bunkhouse from £20. Main House B&B from £25.50. Double en suite from £77.00. 4 person rooms from £76.00. Larger groups please contact hostel.


Online booking recommended, Or by phone or email. First night’s accommodation non-refundable payment required to secure,

Ask for:

Taylor Nuttall


Grid ref: 332084. Half a mile NW of Grasmere village.

Public Transport:

National Express coaches stop in Grasmere. Local bus 555 to / from Windermere & Keswick. Train station at Windermere.

This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the Coast to Coast Walk.

News & Offers

May half term week beds, cheaper than YHA

May half term week beds, cheaper than YHA

Thorney How price is 40% less at £90 for 4 bunk bed room compared to rate as advertised at Grasmere YHA, stay for one night on 30th May.

A standard 4 person dorm in our Bunkhouse midweek during end of May half term is priced £90 per night for a private room for 4 with access to shared high quality showers and full access to all our main house facilities.
YHA price for the same thing is currently advertised at £149 on YHA wesbite for Grasmere YHA for one nights stay on 30th May.
Saving you £59 to spend on great food and drink in our restaurant / bar.

Have you spotted this sign when you’re out and about ?

Have you spotted this sign when you’re out and about ?

Thorney How are the latest hostel in the IHUK network, to add an Independent Hostels logo to their bunkhouse.

Thorney How, a gentleman’s residence in the Lakes, provides comfortable accommodation in a grand Lakeland Cottage and bunkhouse accommodation in the annexe. The bunkhouse accommodation is arranged in 4 bunk dorms with shared shower rooms and toilets.   All the bunkhouse rooms are comfortable, carpeted and located on the ground floor with views across Lakeland fells.  All bedding and bed linen is provided but you will need your own towel.   Residents at the bunkhouse share the  social space and  catering facilities in the main house.  The bunkhouse sleeps 16 and is ideal for groups.  It is also really suitable for families and smaller parties traveling together.

Contact Thorney How:

01539 435597MessageView website