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Excellence Rating 2013

Posted on - 03 June 2013 / 18

Congratulations to us! Thorney How, Independent Hostel Grasmere is a 2013 Certificate of Excellence Winner courtesy of Trip Advisor and our recent guest reviews,


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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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Bright Star Film Screening March 17th

Posted on - 04 March 2013 / 11

Our next film night presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Bright Star (2009) - Drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.


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Job Opportunity

Posted on - 14 February 2013 / 21

We’re recruiting for the 2013 season.

Full Time General Assistant needed March - October 2013

We have a busy year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team.


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Byron Film Screening February 17th

Posted on - 03 February 2013 / 11

Our next film night presented in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust.

Byron (2003) - This made for TV film recreates the life and times of early 19th century scribe Lord Byron and his infamous antics!


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