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

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Thorney How offers clean and comfortable guest accommodation in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District. Family-run and welcoming it provides en suite, simple bed & 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, cycle store, drying room, licensed bar, restaurant and spacious grounds complete the experience. Free films Saturdays. No pets. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    42: Main House 26, 2xdbl, 1xtwin, 2x4, 2x6. Bunkhouse 16
  • Open:

    All year. Closed 10.30am to 3.30pm check in 3.30-10.30pm.
  • Price per night:

    Dble en suite B&B from £82. Family en-suite B&B from £100. 4 person budget rooms from £80. Larger catered groups please enquire.
  • Booking:

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

    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.
  • Walks:

    Local Walks Long Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and is on the Coast to Coast Walk, the present or past youth hostel page and the Cumbria Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (locakable)
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Thorney How

Exciting new things are happening at Thorney How!

February 7th 2019

Proud of its green credentials and its Gold green tourism award, Thorney How have recently also acquired a new grass cutter.  As you would expect of such an eco friendly hostel,  the latest aquisition is not powered by electricity nor petrol.  Oh no, it is a completely sustainable, very attractive…….sheep!!!

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Half Term Deal

January 30th 2019

Book any two weekday nights in our double or twin rooms and receive a 10% discount.

Why not use the money saved to take advantage of one of our delicious home made meals and a glass of wine.

Subject to availability. Book directly through our website or call.

Terms and conditions. This offer is not valid with any other discounts.

News Special Offer

Lake district Unesco World Heritage Site

October 6th 2018

This is great news for the UK adding another World Heritage Site will be a great draw for international visitors benefiting all regions in the UK.  Watch the video here.

The Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status was put together by the 25 partners that make up the Lake District National Park Partnership. Inscription is in the ‘Cultural Landscapes’ category. This reflects the three themes that underpin the bid:

Identity: The acknowledged beauty of the Lake District is the result of thousands of years of industry and agricultural development of the spectacular natural landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and woodland. It is a cultural landscape of international significance.

Inspiration: The beauty of the Lake District inspired artists and writers of the Picturesque and Romantic movements and generated ideas about landscape that have had global influence.

Conservation: The Lake District has been enjoyed and valued by visitors for 250 years. Concern to protect it was the inspiration for the birth of the conservation movement, including the National Trust and protected areas including UK National Parks.

The Lake District World Heritage Site is:

One of just over 1000 World Heritage sites (1,052)
The UK’s largest World Heritage site: 229,200 ha (1951 boundary)
The UK’s 31st UNESCO World Heritage site
The only UK National Park that will be entirely a World Heritage site
The UK’s 5th cultural landscape World Heritage Site.
Cumbria’s second World Heritage Site together with Hadrian’s Wall
One of eight World Heritage Sites looked after by the National Trust
One of 15 National Parks. The others are: Brecon Beacons, the Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Loch Lomond and Trossachs, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales, the Broads, the New Forest and the South Downs.

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