Thorney How Grasmere

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, England, Distance from city centre: 2.9km

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Thorney How is a three-star quality independent hostel in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District. We are a rurally located hostel providing a quieter base from which to explore the outstanding scenery and local attractions, on foot, by bike, by public transport or car.

We are currently offering bed spaces in our refurbished Bunk House. These are all 4 person rooms, with bunk beds and all linen is provided. You may book either as whole rooms or as individual beds in single sex rooms. Modern shared unisex showers and toilets are provided with underfloor heating.

Users of the Bunk House will be able to access all our other main house facilities such as dining room / bar / lounge / guests kitchen / drying room / free wifi etc.

You will need to bring your own towels, or you can hire a towel 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, mountain 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 between April and October only. Otherwise dogs are not allowed.

Thorney How is strictly non smoking and is fully licensed with it's own bar serving local draught real ales, good wines and spirits.

Check in is 3.30 pm to 10.30pm

Check out is 7.30 am to 10.30am

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

We are currently offering a Camping Barn with eight bed spaces in unfurnished shared dorm type accommodation with shower and toilet facilities.

Users of the Camping Barn 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.

You will need to bring your own bedding, 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.

Check in is 3.30 pm to 10.30pm

Check out is 7.30 am to 10.30am
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Taxes included
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check-in time is from 3.30pm; check-out time is 10.30 am.

Please be aware that we strictly do not permit smoking within the property itself or within the grounds.

We reserve the right to levy a surcharge for late arrivals after 10.30pm

Please note: All bookings are provisional until you provide a non-refundable deposit equivalent to the first nights accommodation fee. We will not hold bookings for more than 14 days otherwise.
For groups larger than 6 we require the non returnable payment in full eight weeks prior to the take up of the booking.

Bookings will only be held for a maximum of two weeks whilst awaiting a deposit payment.

By giving us your debit or credit card details you are authorising us to use this as security for your reservation and your accommodation. Any unpaid cancellation charges, unregistered extra guests or damages and removals (of keys, linen or fixtures and fittings) will be charged to your debit or credit card.

Full payment is due on arrival including any pre-booked meals.

A kennel facility is available for up to 2 dogs. No pets are allowed in the property or to freely roam publicly accessible areas of the grounds.

No open fires or BBQ's within the grounds.

Please bring your own towel. Towels are available to hire.

Cancellations made for any room within two weeks of booking dates will render you liable for the full amount.
Cancellations made for any room before two weeks of booking dates will result in loss of deposit only.
Please note that cancellations made for group bookings will result in loss of deposit and requires a minimum of 8 weeks notice.
If you arrive with reduced numbers in your party and have not previously advised us 2 weeks before the full cost of the booking will still apply. If you notify us up to two weeks before only the deposit will be non-refundable.

The allocation of rooms is subject to availability and the proprietor's discretion. We will try to fill any given room with the same family or group.

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ON FOOT
From the bus stop in Grasmere centre follow Easedale Road leading north from the village green for 1/4 mile � you will go past Butharlyp How YHA, several small groups of houses and over a small bridge (Goody Bridge).

At a junction Thorney How Hostel is signposted (small brown sign) right 400yds.

Follow the narrow winding and rising lane past a group of houses and woodland. Thorney How is then on your left � via an unmade track that leads uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin.

BY TRAIN
The nearest local train service is Windermere, with the nearest national line station at Oxenholme Lake District with good links North and South.

National Rail Enquiries
www.nationalrail.co.uk
0845 748 4950

BY BUS
Grasmere has a regular bus service North and South. The bus stop is in the centre of Grasmere village 1/2 mile or 15 mins walk.

The service is roughly 1/2 hourly week days plus hourly at weekends and public holidays.

555 / 556 South to Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Lancaster

555 / 556 North to Keswick (then 554 to Carlisle)

For Bus Timetables call Traveline on 0871 2002233
www.traveline.org.uk

BY ROAD
Thorney How is best accessed via Easedale Road in Grasmere.

Traveling North

From the A591 traveling north on approaching Grasmere go past the roundabout junction near to the Wordsworth Trust signposted Grasmere Village. Instead take the next left hand turn 1/2 mile further on also signposted Grasmere Village and opposite to The Swan Hotel.

This is Swan Lane (B5287) leading to Broadgate. Follow this into the village for 1/2 mile � Easedale Road is immediately on the right as you reach the village green having just passed the Coop Store.

Follow as for on foot above.

If you pass the side track to Thorney How you will reach a farm and eventually come back to the A591.

Traveling south

From the A591 approaching Grasmere shortly after the first 40 mph sign either take a right hand turn on a sharp bend opposite a post box, currently unsignposted leading to a single track lane. Follow this to a small bridge. Take the left hand fork after the bridge onto another narrow lane with limited passing places for approximately � mile. After passing a farm on the right the road twists and drops down hill. A right hand turn leads to an unmade track leading uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin. This will be properly signposted in the future. If you pass this track you will eventually come back to Easedale Road and into Grasmere village.

Alternatively take the next right hand turn opposite the Swan Hotel signposted Grasmere village and follow directions as for traveling north above.

Located Near

Grasmere is a charming village right in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Within easy reach are the honeypot towns of Ambleside, Keswick, Hawkshead, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere.

Grasmere lake (see photograph) lies to the south of the village, around which there are some gentle walks for those that prefer the lower ground. For those that prefer a greater challenge, in Grasmere you're centrally situated for taking on the craggy peaks of the Scafell Pikes, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and the Langdale Pikes.

Grasmere was once the home of the famous poet William Wordsworth; today you can visit two of his former homes - Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. Also in the centre of Grasmere is St. Oswalds Church, the churchyard of which contains the Wordsworth family graves.

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