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What to expect from a bunk barn in the Lake District

What to expect from a bunk barn in the Lake District

Bunk barns are becoming an increasingly popular way to explore the beautiful English countryside. Even better, they’re perfect for those on a budget.

Suitable for hikers, cyclists or even groups of friends wanting a budget staycation, bunk barns are the new, trendy way to enjoy self-catering accommodation.

Here’s what to expect when you book:

Beautiful surroundings

Topping the list, bunk barns in the Lake District are situated in the most beautiful parts of the country.

Perfect for exploring, you’ll feel immersed by the beautiful surroundings from when you step out first thing in the morning.

There are endless places to hike, cycle, or just mosey around in the Lake District, and with a bunk barn, you can take full advantage of these right on your doorstep. Spend the day trekking up the peaks, find the hidden cycle paths, or simply stop off at a few pubs along the way before heading back for a cosy night in.

Budget-friendly cosy accommodation

When you think of the word youth hostel, some interesting connotations can spring to mind. Although bunk barns work in a similar manner, you’ll enjoy high-quality, beautiful accommodation instead of loud all-night parties.

Despite being cheaper than hotels, the quality isn’t lost when it comes to bunk barns. Expect clean, cosy living areas where you can relax, comfortable and clean bedrooms and bathrooms, and self-catering facilities where you can prepare a delicious meal before or after exploring the surrounding areas.

Perfect for groups or individuals

Bunk barns are great for both individuals and groups, but for those wanting a cheap staycation with plenty to do, getting a group of friends together and enjoying a long weekend is just the ticket.

Expect shared rooms if you want one big sleepover, or look to get your own private bunk barn, so you have the entire place to yourselves. Days can be spent enjoying the great outdoors, and nights spent playing games, making dinner and drinking wine in front of a fire.

They’re also a great idea for individuals travelling, too. Backpackers can meet new people to enjoy the experience with, for a fraction of the price.

Thorney How

Located just outside Grasmere Thorney How offers a range of pleasant, sociable and welcoming environments for all guests to enjoy. Our flexible accommodation bookings include facilities for groups, families and couples. Our 11 bedrooms include double rooms with en-suite, large family rooms and self catering bunk house.

The main gentleman’s style residence and 350 year old farmhouse is charming and has well proportioned, comfortable and warm rooms with fabulous views onto the grounds and the distant Fairfield / Helvellyn mountain range. View booking availability and prices online.

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