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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“bunk room”(9 reviews)
“well stocked bar”(11 reviews)
“film night”(5 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
4 Star Hotel
Proud to be part of the Lake District World Heritage Site, we are centrally located in Grasmere. Thorney How offers independent, family run licensed guest accommodation. With flexible room types choose from en-suite B&B rooms with double, twin and family rooms or Bunkhouse type rooms...
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| Off Easedale Road, Grasmere LA22 9QW, England
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40 restaurants are within a 1 mile radius
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beds are very uncomfortable and we could not sleep. The directions in Maps does not get you there. The staff are very judgmental and leave bad reviews. They said we did not smile enough. We were very tired for not sleeping for two nights....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We picked Thorney How to stay as we were aware of it’s location, 10 minute walk from Grasmere centre and at the foot of Helm Crag so perfect base for many walks. We stayed in an ensuite double room (Room 2) in the main house....More

1  Thank Ralfre
Response from TaylorNuttall, Owner at Thorney HowResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much Ralfre What a pleasure it is to receive such a thoughtful and helpful review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to submit this. We are confident that...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Really pleasantly surprised at how good this was, as never stayed in this type of accommodation before. We travelled as an adult family group of five and were booked in for two nights in family room with ensuite. This suited us perfectly. No frills, value...More

Thank elainerichomme
Response from TaylorNuttall, Owner at Thorney HowResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Elaine & family Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review following your stay with us. That's fantastic to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. It's always fun to find small surprises whilst travelling, glad that we provided that for...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Our second enjoyable stay. This time we stayed for 4 nights over the end of the busy half term period in one of the newly refurbished double en-suite rooms. The owners and staff were friendly and professional towards us during morning greetings, breakfast, informal chats...More

Thank emeraldandgold
Response from TaylorNuttall, Owner at Thorney HowResponded 6 June 2018

Hi emeraldandgold It's always a pleasure to read our excellent guest reviews and pass the feedback on to our staff. Your review made us feel especially great and a pleasant reward for the hard work that everyone puts into every aspect of our business, thank...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

People running the place are obnoxious, unhelpful and horrible to deal with. Facilities weren’t as advertised and we generally felt (group of seven) unwelcome. Never come back here again. It is a shame as I have some fantastic memories of the Lake District and it’s...More

Thank J D
Response from TaylorNuttall, Owner at Thorney HowResponded 10 May 2018

On the first night of their stay J D and his group were in breach of our terms and conditions. The larger group arriving late at around 10pm. As it was late it was expedient to resolve the issue quickly. We were within our rights...More

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Proud to be part of the Lake District World Heritage Site, we are centrally located in Grasmere. Thorney How offers independent, family run licensed guest accommodation. With flexible room types choose from ...More en-suite B&B rooms with double, twin and family rooms or Bunkhouse type rooms with access to shared facilities. The property provides up to 42 comfortable beds , these are mostly bunk style beds arranged across 2 buildings situated in 2 1/4 acres of stunning natural grounds, and over 350 years of heritage. With the backdrop of magnificent fells, adjacent to the Coast to Coast path, local Grasmere village amenities and lake, the tranquil location provides the perfect place from which to explore everything Lakeland has to offer. Bike hire and car charging points also available. Less
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GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (33)
Room & Suite (23)
Dining (3)
Pool & Beach (2)
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"We were on first floor, which suited us. There are also rooms on ground floor."
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"Room 3 has a good shower"
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"Book early to get a choice they have a range of rooms available with ensuite if thats your thing"
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"go for the en suite rooms with a view, and eat some meals there"
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