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.

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Thorney How | Former Youth Hostel in Grasmere , the Lake District


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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, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Coast to Coast Walk.

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Lake district Unesco World Heritage Site

Lake district Unesco World Heritage Site

We’re thrilled at the news that the Lake District has become 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. 

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.
Lake District World Heritage Site
Lake District World Heritage Site
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.

Contact Thorney How:

01539 435597MessageView website