Thorney How, Thorney How, Off Helm Close & Easedale Rd, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QW
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OverviewThorney 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.
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 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 and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the IHUK signage page, the Cumbria Way, the present or past youth hostel page and the Coast to Coast Walk.
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Thorney How provides comfortable accommodation to families and outdoor enthusiasts in the Lakes.
May 16th 2019
Grasmere Bunkhouse is part of the hostel, guest house, bar and restaurant offering at Thorney How, an historic gentleman’s residence.
Thorney How offers B&B and Bunkhouse accommodation in the Lake District. Previously a YHA hostel, established in 1932, it was one of the first Youth Hostels in the Lake District. It is now a family owned and run Independent Hostel, awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain.
The Lake District is a Unesco World Heritage site. Its beauty is the result of thousands of years of industry and agricultural working on the spectacular natural landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and woodland. It is a cultural landscape of international significance. 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.
Exciting new things are happening at Thorney How!
February 7th 2019
Thorney How in Grasmere has now introduced ‘Film Nights’ and Friday night ‘Pizza Nights’ for its guests. After a hard day’s walking or cycling you can now relax with a pint and a pizza or a merlot and a movie!
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!!!
Lake district Unesco World Heritage Site
October 6th 2018
The Lake District became a World Heritage Site announced on 10th July 2017. Joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.
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.