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Certificate of Excellence 2014

Posted on - 24 May 2014 / 6

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We have now reveived this award 2 years running and wish to thank all those guests and reviewers that have made this possible.

We are very happy to have happy guests!

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We are of course thrilled to have been able to maintain a such a high standard of service and hospitality within the constraints of a Grade 2 Listed former YHA Hostel property. There has been significant investment made in the last 18 months to upgrade facilities and the infrastructure of the building. We are using this year to further develop our beautiful surroundings - watch this space for further news on this.

We also get fab reviews of course through our own booking system:

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Gravity - This week's film

Posted on - 07 May 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 10th May at 8.30pm

Gravity (2013) – 91 min PG13

This film is in 2D Director: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.


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Elysium: - THIS WEEK'S FILM

Posted on - 30 April 2014 / 14

Film Screening Saturday 3rd May at 8.30pm

Elysium (2013) – 109 min [R-15]

Language: English Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.


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Hunger Games: Catching Fire - This week's film

Posted on - 27 March 2014 / 2

Please note there will be two film screenings this coming week:

Film Screening Saturday 29th March Film Screening Thursday 3rd April

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - 146 min [PG-13]

Language: English Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

This time Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.


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Thor: The Dark World - This week's film

Posted on - 20 March 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 22nd March Thor: The Dark World (2013) – 112 min PG-13 Language: English Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Genres – Action | Adventure | Fantasy When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.


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Captain Phillips - THIS WEEK'S FILM

Posted on - 14 March 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 15th March Captain Phillips (2013) – 134 min PG-13 Language: English Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener Genres – Biography | Drama | Thriller The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.


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Headhunters - This week's film

Posted on - 05 March 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 8th March Headhunters (2011) – 100 min 15 Language: Norwegian Director: Morten Tyldum Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Genres – Crime | Thriller | International An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.


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Cloud Atlas - This week's film

Posted on - 26 February 2014 / 2

Film Screening Saturday 1st March Cloud Atlas (2012) – 172 min 15 Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy & Lana Wachowski Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent Genres – Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.


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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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Biutiful - This week's Film

Posted on - 21 February 2014 / 14

Film Screening Saturday 22nd February Biutiful (2010) – 148 min 15 Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib Genres – Drama This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.


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