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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    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:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cumbria Way Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2021


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
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

End of lockdown discounts at Thorney How in Grasmere

March 4th 2021

We are now accepting boookings for 2021 from 17th May onwards. Check out our special offers – get 10% off for 2-3 nights or 4 nights or more & get 1 night free.

Larger family or group bookings of more than 6 people are permissible from 21st June 2021 onwards.

We can reassure guests that we are being flexible with all booking deposits for any cancellations affected by COVID.

Book any any room in 2021 up until 31st August including Grasmere Bunkhouse for a minimum of 2 nights and at least 1 month in advance 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.

Or if you want to stay with us longer – from June onwards up until the end of August 2021 book any of our rooms for 4 nights or more and get the last night for free.

Subject to availability.

Terms and conditions.

This offer is not valid with any other discounts.

Special Offer

Winter bookings available at Thorney How

November 6th 2020

We are taking bookings for New Year, but we will not be taking any payments as deposits until we have some clarity about whether or not we will be open. We will not be able to accept any group bookings and you will be required to observe any future lockdown restrictions that may still be applied to your local area. Please do not phone us, please do send an e-mail instead.

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Thorney How is opening for Autumn and Winter 2020 and is Good to Go.

July 20th 2020

Not everything will be the same as we are adapting to the new normal and following UK Government guidelines to ensure that both our guests and ourselves can stay safe. Our booking system is up to date and we have several discounted offers to help you decide when and how to stay with us. We look forwards to seeing you soon.

We’re also proud to have achieved the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark by VisitEngland. This is a new Covid-19 industry standard mark. It is a way of letting you know which businesses have made the necessary changes to help to keep everyone safe.

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