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Hostel General Assistant FT

Posted on - 21 February 2014 / 5

New job opportunity at Thorney How:

Available from March for up to 9 months, Full Time or Part Time. Join a developing business and make a difference. Fluent English essential.

Seasonal General Assistant required for busy independent hostel. Location: Thorney How, Grasmere, Cumbria, UK. Hours per week: 40 Salary: £6.31 per hour Accommodation: live out. Starting: March


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UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS MAR 17

Posted on - 17 March 2013 / 5

This is the week that the boiler finally arrived. What an exciting day with all hands on deck. Our initial worries about getting it installed were put to rest.

The new boiler is a Guntamatic Wood Pellet biomass fueled boiler using sustainable wood produce from Cumbria. We’re now looking forwards to firing it up for the first time and the heating coming on stream in time for reopening the Bunkhouse.


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UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS MAR 02

Posted on - 04 March 2013 / 5

Over the last few weeks our build project has really taken shape. Our boiler plant rooms has been constructed and all of the internal structural work is now complete. We are now waiting for internal fit out and delivery of our new Biomass Heating System.


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UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS FEB 13

Posted on - 03 February 2013 / 5

Another two weeks since the last building development blog post and we’ve made significant progress. Our foundations are laid for the boiler room and the new internal rooms have their framework established.


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Update on build progress Dec 12

Posted on - 21 December 2012 / 5

A quick update on work carried out just before Christmas on our new building plans. First priority is establishing a new plant room to house the new wood pellet boiler. Second priority is carrying out refurbishment work to the Annexe. Third priority is implementing the new heating system. Estimated completion date end of March 2013.


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Thorney How guest accommodation and bunkhouse is privately owned and managed by Taylor and Carolyn Nuttall since 2011.