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Lake District hostel saved after buy-out

9 March 2011 / Business / News

Tomorrow’s headline in The Westmorland Gazette newspaper.

Their copy says:

Taylor Nuttall, chief executive of Folly in Lancaster, has bought the hostel, which he intends to run with his wife, Carolyn.

“We have both been working independently doing different careers,” said Mr Nuttall.

“We talked about running a business together and, over the past few years, we have been looking at different properties in the Lake District.

“The youth hostel came through at the right time.”

Introducing the new owner of Thorney How

Carolyn had a Salford day, so was not available for the photo. She was so disappointed. Not.

Thanks WG for the PR exposure. The builders scaffolding is nicely edited out, but sadly not all the moss on the roof – another job still to finish. More here.


More YHA properties for sale

12 February 2011 / Business / Hostelling

Three more interesting YHA properties are coming on the market in Cumbria. Included is this 220 year old mansion, grounds and woodland that is Derwentwater Youth Hostel.

Derwentwater Youth Hostel by Jeremy Sutcliffe, on Flickr

You can read more in this article, that we’re also mentioned in, in the Westmorland Gazette.