CLEAN & COMFORTABLE
HOLIDAY AND BACKPACKING ACCOMMODATION
IN THE HEART OF THE LAKE DISTRICT
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Thorney How offers a range of pleasant, sociable and welcoming environments for its guests to enjoy. The flexible accommodation can cater for individual bookings, couples, family rooms, small groups and large groups.
Corporate enquiries welcome, please call to discuss your needs.
The main gentleman’s style residence - up to 26 beds - with the 400 year old farmhouse and Georgian period extension is charming and has well proportioned rooms with fabulous views onto the grounds and the distant Fairfield / Helvellyn mountain range. Typically rooms are Georgian built with features, all have interesting views, are comfortable and warm, carpeted, and are situated either on the ground floor or first floor. All bedding and bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towels (Double and Twin rooms towels are supplied).
All main house rooms are en-suite. Including 2x double, 1 x twin, 2 x family room – with up to 4 beds. 2x larger 6 person dorms
In Spring 2013 we upgraded the bunkhouse accommodation - up to 16 beds -(formerly the Annexe). The bunkhouse currently does not have it’s own social space or catering facilities, these are shared with residents in the main house. All rooms in the Bunkhouse are comfortable, carpeted and located on the ground floor with views across Lakeland fells. Bed linen is provided unless otherwise stated.
During 2014/5 a second phase of development has completed the heating system throughout the property.
From 2017 this now includes seven en-suite rooms in the main house. There are now a total of 10 showers for up to 42 people.
In 2018 we are upgrading our security with external smart locks and adding a new hand crafted reception desk built using locally sourced wood. This will hopefully allow us to better manage guests entering the building and by offering daytime access for our main house en-suite rooms.
Private parking, secure cycle store, drying room, licensed bar, free superfast wifi, mountain bike hire, electric car charging points, film nights, outdoor seating and spacious and peaceful grounds — everything you need for a comfortable stay perfect for Group Accommodation. Please be aware that We do not accept dogs! No dogs to be left in cars!
(One room is also available as a single room.)
We have two Double rooms, both easily accessible on the ground floor with magnificent views across the garden with our rare breed sheep and with the backdrop of the Fairfield and Helvellyn ranges in the distance.
Facilities include king size bed with duvet, throw and comfortable pillows, small table or chest of drawers, storage alcove, in room tea and coffee making facilities. With complimentary towels, shampoo / conditioner and body wash. Free unlimited usage of Wifi and USB charging points. These rooms are fully carpeted.
(Also available as a single room.)
Situated on the first floor our Twin room enjoys a little extra privacy and space, again with magnificent views across the garden with our rare breed sheep and with the backdrop of the Fairfield and Helvellyn ranges in the distance.
Facilities include separate twin single beds (not zip & link) with duvet, throw and comfortable pillows, chair, bedside cabinets, in room tea and coffee making facilities With complimentary towels, shampoo / conditioner and body wash. Free unlimited usage of Wifi and USB charging points. This room has traditional floorboards with rug coverings.
Normally for 4 persons, but also available as a 2 or 3 person private room.
We have two family rooms, one is easily accessible on the ground floor, the other is situated on the first floor. Both enjoy woodland garden views with the How, our free range ducks and glimpses of Silver How in the distance.
Facilities include 4 bunk beds, chair, storage, a kettle and mugs. Free unlimited usage of Wifi and USB charging points. A travel cot is available on request. This room is fully carpeted.
Normally for 6 persons, but also available as a 4 or 5 person private room.
Situated on the first floor enjoying woodland garden views with the How, our free range ducks and glimpses of Silver How in the distance.
Facilities include 6 bunk beds, chair, storage, a kettle and mugs, plus a hair drier in the bathroom. Free unlimited usage of Wifi and USB charging points. A travel cot is available on request. This room is fully carpeted.
For up to 6 persons sharing, this is our only mixed dorm and is suitable for couples not wanting the cost of a private room, or smaller mixed sex groups.
Situated on the first floor enjoying magnificent views across the garden with our rare breed sheep and with the backdrop of the Fairfield and Helvellyn ranges in the distance..
Facilities include 6 bunk beds, chair, secure storage, you will need to bring your own padlock, a kettle and mugs. Free unlimited usage of Wifi and USB charging points. This room is fully carpeted.
It is possible to book all 7 rooms for a private group with up to 26 bed spaces.
All of our larger group bookings will also have some evening meals provided. Please see our group bookings section for further details and contact us directly for prices. You will need to consider booking at least 6-12 months in advance if you require specific dates.
Please note that our main house social spaces are also shared with our Bunkhouse guests.
With heating supplied by our biomass boiler and ample hot water in powerful showers you will always be warm and comfortable.
You will also find:
Dining for around 40 people with a personal service. Bar with local draught beers and lager plus a wide selection of other beers, cider, wines and spirits Fresh coffee roasted by Carvetii. Wood burning stove and easy chairs. Good music selection. Keep an eye out for our Saturday Film Nights!
A smaller, warm and comfortable lounge for privacy, a quiet read or perhaps that all important sports match on the TV. DVD’s are aslo available.
Browse through the local information literature or just chill out on the comfortable seating. Board games also available.
Feel free to take a drink or your meal outside to enjoy the view or to watch the evening bats. We ask that you do not smoke in the grounds.
The guest kitchen is available for use between 7am and 10.15am and form 3.30pm until 10.45pm.
You will find:
We do not provide any food items, a well stocked Cooperative Store can be found in Grasmere open 7am until 10pm every day except Xmas Day.
We have a dedicated guest only superfast broadband connection recording download speeds of up to 25mb/s.
We do not guarantee access from every room at all times, but you will find a good connection in all of the social spaces.
You may park in our car park from 3.30pm on the first day of your stay until 10.30am on the morning of your departure.
We can only guarantee parking for one ordinary sized car per room booked. Or one ordinary sized car per 3 persons if a group larger than 4 people.
Additional parking is available at a nearby farm.
We reserve the right to implement surcharges for larger vehicles, excessive number of vehicles or vehicles left at other times than above.
We have a large drying room with 24hr heating plus a dehumidifier to extract excess water vapour. A boot drier is also available on request. You will also find heated towel rails in the Bunkhouse and in all en-suite rooms. we do not offer any laundry services.
Our bike storage is freely available in a secure and dry store. Please let us know in advance if you are planning to bring bikes or other large items to be stored when staying at Thorney How
Please be aware that we do not guarantee storage if we have not been informed in advance.
We are able to store luggage before check-in or after check-out. We are a regular pick up point for Sherpa Van and Packhorse for Coast to Coast travellers. Please be aware of our day time closure between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Our porch entrance will be open during the day.
Groups are welcome at Thorney How. A short walk from the busy Grasmere village and nestled quietly under a mountain we have the best of both worlds right outside our door.
School groups, outdoor activity groups, special interest groups, family occasions and celebrations or just a holiday call us and let’s talk. Whatever it is your group may require we will always go 110% to meet your needs. Some group events / activities may incur additional charges.
We can cater fully for your needs or if you prefer to cook for yourselves we have self catering facilities or mix and match whatever suits you. Please note: for larger group sizes our facilities are not appropriate for self catering.
We also have an alcohol licence for those old enough to consume our local beers and fine wines. We ask all guests not to bring or consume their own alcohol whilst at Thorney how.
All groups are required to leave a holding deposit on arrival against breakages or failure to comply with our Terms & Conditions
Please note: Thorney How is now specialising in catered group accommodation. All groups with 17 or more staying will be offered rates that include breakfasts and at least one evening meal per stay.
All bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions
Please note: For larger groups (17+), we only take bookings catered with full or half board – please call direct for accommodation and inclusive meal rates.
Main House pricing, en-suite rooms from £27.50 per person per night with complimentary Basic Breakfast. (2018)
Bunk House pricing, standard rooms from £20 per person per night, breakfast not included. (2018)
All weekend bookings are given preference for those booking a minimum of 2 nights accommodation.
When you book online with us we will take your card payments online – your details will be passed to us securely. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of completed payment.
Please contact us direct if you wish to check your transactions or make a payment via phone. All booking enquiries are provisional until receipt of a deposit payment usually for the first nights accommodation or 25% whichever is greater.
Your booking deposit is non refundable.