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Thorney How,Grasmere

Hostel | Grasmere Thorney How, Grasmere, Lake District Lake District, England LA22 9QW

94.7% Overall Rating

7 out of 7 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/06/2014)

Gary Roy thinks…

"The location is perfect for lovers of rusticity--it's only a mile from Grasmere Village. The dorms are spotless. During the week, if there are not too many guests, the owners allow you to be alone in…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.20
  • Towel USD 3.28

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:30
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Thorney How is a three-star quality independent hostel in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District.

We are currently offering bunk house accommodation in a newly refurbished separate block from our main house with it's own unisex shower and toilet facilities.

Surrounded by magnificent fells, adjacent to the Coast to Coast path, local Grasmere village amenities and lake, the perfect place from which to explore everything Lakeland has to offer. Read more

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About Thorney How,Grasmere

Thorney How is a three-star quality independent hostel in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District.
We are currently offering bunk house accommodation in a newly refurbished separate block from our main house with it's own unisex shower and toilet facilities. Rooms contain 4 beds as either male only or female only, unless all four beds are booked.
Users of the bunk house will be able to access all our other main house facilities such as dining room / bar / lounge / self catering kitchen / drying room / free wifi etc.
All bedding is provided. You will need to bring your own towel, or you can hire this for an additional charge.
Once your booking has been confirmed you can additionally order breakfast, lunch or evening meals. We prefer evening meals to be ordered in advance of arrival. We also have film nights, electric bike hire and electric car charging points - see our website for details.
Experience our tranquil setting with easy access to magnificent scenery, mountain walks, cycling and the cultural centre of Grasmere.

Our hostel is a family-owned and operated traditional Lakeland residence with private grounds. A kennel is available for up to two dogs (April to October).
Check in is 3.30 pm to 10.30pm
Check out is 7.30 am to 10.30am
The hostel and all facilities will be closed during the day outside of these times.

Accommodation Information

The bunk house rooms are warm and comfortable and situated on the ground floor. Security lockers are available, you will need to provide your own small padlock. A unisex toilet is located immediately outside of the room door in the corridor.
The accommodation also has it's own high quality unisex shower and wash / toilet area.
Please be aware that we strictly do not permit smoking within the property itself or within the grounds.
We kindly request that guests do not bring or consume their own alcohol whilst on the promises. A fully licensed bar is available.
No open fires or self lit BBQ's within the grounds.
Please bring your own towel. Towels are available to hire.
We offer a range of daytime and evening food options with all day coffee, tea and soft drinks and with alcoholic beverages available from 12 noon to 11pm. Please ask about group meals and BBQ's from £9.50 per head,
Additional outdoor seating provides a great way to sit and enjoy the outdoors with your food and drink. You can also tap into the free wifi to check the weather forecast.
A fully equipped self catering kitchen gives you the flexibility to decide to keep your costs down or to produce the food that you like.The kitchen will be closed after 11.00pm until 7.30am and from 10.15am to 4.00pm.

Location Information

Thorney How Independent Hostel
Accessed via Easedale Road and Helm Close
LA22 9QW

We have good public transport links:
Rail services are available from Windermere
Bus Services are available from Grasmere

A taxi service is available to and from Ambleside, Windermere, Keswick, but not for short journeys within Grasmere village.

Thorney How is surrounded by two and a quarter acres of unspoilt, private and secluded grounds providing a relaxing setting at the end of your day out, or somewhere to spend a few hours sharing a drink and something to eat with friends.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Grasmere is the ideal place from which to access all of the delights on offer in the Lakes.

You’re spoilt for choice for walks amongst the fells. From the village you can start an ascent of the popular route up Helm Crag — known locally as The Lion and the Lamb, due to the shape of rock formations on the summit — to the Northwest, or take a longer trek up onto Helvellyn and Fairfield to the East.

Due to it’s central location, Grasmere gives you access to a whole host of popular walks — from low-level hikes around the Cumbria’s stunning lakes, to some of the most stunning mountain routes in the UK.

Grasmere is also on the route of Alfred Wainwright’s popular Coast to Coast walk, and one of the alternative Coast to Coast mountain bike routes also passes through the village. In fact, if travelling on two wheels is your preference, there are hundreds of miles of track and bridleway for you to explore, with some rewarding — and challenging! — high level routes throughout the region. Grasmere is now also home to the start of the gruelling Fred Whitton Challenge, taking in all the high mountain passes by bicycle.

Feel like taking it easier and exploring some of the Lakes cultural hotspots? Grasmere itself has plenty of places to explore, including Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, and the Heaton Cooper Gallery.

If you’re looking for some tasty morsels, there’s a whole host of places to eat in the village, including some fine restaurants and some cosy, traditional pubs serving up fine local ales. And don’t forget to visit the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop.