About Thorney How
Thorney How offers welcoming, clean and comfortable, easy guest accommodation. For simple holidays and backpacking in Grasmere, the heart of the Lake District.
Thorney How offers a range of pleasant, sociable and welcoming environments for its guests to enjoy.
The flexible accommodation can cater for individual bookings, family rooms, small groups and large groups. Corporate enquiries welcome, please call to discuss your needs.
Up to beds are arranged in a total of 11 bedrooms ranging from 2 beds to 6 beds per room. Our rooms have mainly bunk style with some twin and double beds.
New from 2017. All main house rooms will be en-suite. Including 2x double, 1 x twin, 2 x family room – with up to 4 beds. 2x larger 6 person dorms
Bed linen is provided unless otherwise stated.
The main gentleman’s style residence and 350 year old farmhouse is charming and has well proportioned, comfortable and warm rooms with fabulous views onto the grounds and the distant Fairfield / Helvellyn mountain range. The main house has 7 rooms and up to 26 bed spaces.
Just behind Thorney How sits Helm Crag, with stunning views across the Grasmere valley and surrounding fells this is one of Grasmere’s most popular walks.
We recognise that fell walkers often wish to bring their four legged companions with them when staying away from home. However, we now have a flock of sheep resident in the grounds and cannot accept dogs.
We do not allow dogs to come into any part of the buildings. We do not allow dogs to stay in cars either during the day or overnight.
The 4 roomed separate bunk house sits alongside the main residence underneath Helm Crag with views of the Easedale Valley. This is an independent 16 bedded space suitable for mixed types of groups.
Private parking, electric car charging points, mountain bike hire, cycle store, drying room, licensed bar, cinema film screenings and spacious grounds completes the experience.
Thorney How, previously owned and managed by the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) from 1931 to 2010 was acquired in 2011 as a family owned and run independent accommodation. We have since been upgrading areas of the building in order to develop and extend the original provision bringing our own personal experiences to create a unique and welcoming environment providing relaxed holiday accommodation.
Family room – 4 bunk beds ensuite