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Thorney How

  • Thorney How
  • Nr. Easedale Road
  • Grasmere
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 9QW


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Beer Garden
  • Bike Hire
  • Children's Menu
  • Close to Shops
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Countryside Views
  • Evening Meals
  • Family
  • Function Room
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Group Holidays
  • Licensed Bar
  • Mountain Views
  • No Pets
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Restaurant
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Peaceful grounds with seating 
  • Film nights  
  • Secure cycle store
  • Ample parking 
  • Electric car charging points  
  • Drying Room 
  • Licensed Bar 
  • Group Activites

About this Hostel

Offering exceptional value quality accommodation in the heart of the Lake District, Thorney How Independent Hostel in Grasmere is just a short 15 minute walk from central shops, restaurants and Wordsworth's historic home Dove Cottage. The house was famously once visited by Wordsworth himself!

Flexible accommodation is perfect for individual bookings, families, couples, small and large groups, with a choice of Guest House B&B or Bunk House accommodation offered, which can be flexibly spit into 16, 24 or all 50 beds.

Discounts are available for larger group bookings and we offer a fantastic range of catered options. 

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Set within 2.5 acres and with views towards the Hellvellyn and Fairfield mountains, flexible accommodation features mainly bunk style beds across 12 bedrooms in the Victorian gentleman's style house and 350 year old farmhouse.

Bedrooms contain from 2 to 6 beds with one double and one family en-suite. All bed linen provided and some rooms can be arranged as twin by request.

The separate Bunk House with 16 beds is arranged across 4 bunk dorm style rooms and is the perfect option for groups from schools and team building groups to social gatherings. Extensive on-site facilities include private parking and bike storage, a drying room, spacious surrounding grounds, Wi-Fi and a licensed bar.  

Breakfast/ Evening Meals

All B&B guests will receive an inclusive basic breakfast, comprising cereal, juice, toast with tea or coffee. Our evening meal services are available from 6.30pm, all served in our large on-site dining area.

Free WiFi is available that extends within the grounds. Why not hire electric bikes or mountain bikes - with electric car points are available.  

Other Facilities

Call us direct if you're looking for the perfect event venue - we're a great choice for weddings, celebrations and special occasions! 


There are currently up to 46 bed spaces available all year round. Couples, families, individual bookings, small and large group bookings all welcome. Bunk house beds start from £18.50 per person. Private double en-suite from £60 per room.

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