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. Free films Saturdays. No pets.

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

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Rooms & Beds:

42: Main House 26, 2xdbl, 1xtwin, 2×4, 2×6. Bunkhouse 16


All year. Closed 10.30am to 3.30pm ? check in 3.30pm to 10.30pm.

Price per night:

B/house from £20. Main House B&B from £25.50. Dble en suite from £77.00. 4 person rooms from £76.00. Larger groups please enquire.


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


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 near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Coast to Coast Walk and the present or past youth hostel page.

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Thorney How

Thorney How

…the most perfect Lake District location…

Take a look at the picture and you’ll see that Thorney How  in Grasmere looks like the most perfect Lake District accommodation. A handsome square, well proportioned  farmhouse with 26 beds made of the ubiquitous local slate which gives charming features inside and out. The rooms are all en-suite and, modern and comfortable, with amazing views all round. There is also a bunkhouse with shower facilities too. 

The village of Grasmere is, again, the most perfect Lake District location. Bordering the picturesque Lakes of Grasmere and Rydal water and with Helm Crag and The Fairfield Horseshoe above, it encapsulates the landscape. Of course in Victorian times it was crawling with Romantic poets – Wordsworth, De Quincey and Coleridge all soaked up the atmosphere (and maybe more) here. 

Thorney How, then, offers a chance to immerse yourself in the Lake District. They have Bike Hire on site and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route comes past. You can book online and you might even catch Pizza Fridays or Free Film Saturdays.


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See Thorney Hows September 2017 Newsletter

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Choose from a range of New Year packages based in either our Grasmere Bunkhouse or our Main House en-suite B&B rooms.

Minimum stay is for 3 nights. Dates available from 28th December.

Prices dependent on room type from £58 per person per night double en-suite.

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