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Job Opportunity

14 February 2013 / Jobs / Staff

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.

Thorney How Reception

Seasonal General Assistant required for busy independent hostel.
Location: Thorney How Grasmere
Hours per week: 40
Salary: £6.19 per hour
Accommodation: live out.
Starting: March

A busy rural hostel in south Lakeland with 50 beds, a full catering offer, events, parties, weddings as well as individual travellers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team player with the ability to perform general hostel duties including some catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats and hens and have a good sense of humour.

To apply: please send a letter of application stating relevant experience, your plans for being based locally and at least two references to carolyn @

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.

First Newsletter

14 February 2013 / News / Newsletter

Plese follow the link below to try out our first Newsletter. Feedback is always welcome.

Newsletter February 2013

You are very welcome to subscribe to our newsletter. We will aim to publish a newsletter with news items, offers, events and film screenings plus things to do in the area around once per month.

Click the link below. This will take you to our registration page. You will be prompted to confirm your subscription via e-mail. You can unsubscribe again at any time.

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3 February 2013 / Project Thorney / Build Works

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.

The old Annexe becomes the new Grasmere Bunkhouse

The new corridor is being formed, door openings to rooms and shower block.
corridor door openings formed

Showing the full length of the corridor. Four new 4 person bunk rooms.
corridor room openings formed

2 extra toilets. OK you need to use your imagination a bit.
rooms taking shape

This will be the new shower block entrance with 3 showers and a further toilet.
establishing shower room door

A new ceiling for the shower room has had to built, extra storage space above.
new shower room ceiling

The old door (green) is about to go. The new opening will now give access to from the western side of the Bunkhouse.
new shower room external access

Blocks ready for the new plant room build.
blocks for construction delivered

First concrete delivery.
Concrete delivery number 1

Our technical solution to pouring the concrete down a 3m drop.
Concrete pouring 3

It’s all flowing smoothly, and the rig is still standing despite the weight.
Concrete pouring 1

Getting a good even distribution. Our biomass boiler plant room will be standing here soon.
Concrete pouring 2

Almost done and no snow today.
The new foundations

A bit of spare cement will do niceley to help along the new disabled access to the front door and reception.
New disabled access

Byron Film Screening February 17th

3 February 2013 / Events / Film

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!

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How

Byron Film Poster

Lord Byron, Genius or Maverick or both – ‘Byron was the ideal of the Romantic poet, gaining notoriety for his scandalous private life and being described by one contemporary as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. See

Director: Julian Farino
Starring: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn and Michael Elwyn

For more info see Byron (2003)IMDb

Thorney How has expanded upon its usual Saturday night screenings and created a brand new custom film programme. Together with The Wordsworth Trust, we have selected the very best of films to celebrate the 18th Century English Romantic Poets. The programme will be shown over the course of a couple of months and will be accompanied by light discussion about the literary figures by a member of the team at The Wordworth Trust.

We invite you to watch (film only ticket price £5.00) whilst sat by our wood burning stove and what could be better than a serving of hot supper stew and chunky slice of bread for an extra £6.50 or perhaps a drink from the bar….

Films will be starting from 5pm, the event finishing at around 8.30pm.

To book a ticket (and supper) please click on the following link: Wordsworth Trust – Winter Film Screenings with Thorney How