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Thorney How

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1110308)

4.5

Lakelovers rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Laurence

    “We loved our week in Thorney How and Little How.”

    We wanted to book it straightaway for next year, but sadly, the week we need to get all the family together had already gone. Great location, excellent facilities, well looked after. Would recommend to anyone. (A couple of minor things, just to show that we aren't relatives of the owners! The oven doesn't work very efficiently, and the main fridge leaks, even if you do try assiduously to make sure the door is closed. and some of the towels are a bit thin for a property this price). But ...

    We wanted to book it straightaway for next year, but sadly, the week we need to get all the family together had already gone. Great location, excellent facilities, well looked after. Would recommend to anyone. (A couple of minor things, just to show that we aren't relatives of the owners! The oven doesn't work very efficiently, and the main fridge leaks, even if you do try assiduously to make sure the door is closed. and some of the towels are a bit thin for a property this price). But these don't detract from our 5 start rating.

    - Laurence, May 2024

Summary

  • Eight bedrooms: First floor: 3 x superking (zip/link, can be twin on request at the time of booking) with ensuite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin rooms next to each other which share an ensuite ( located within one of the bedrooms) with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground floor: 1 x superking (zip/link, can be twin on request at the time of booking) with ensuite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king with ensuite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with ensuite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Commercial Kitchen.Electric range style oven with 5 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge and dishwasher
  • Living/dining room and snug with woodburning stove (guest need to provide own wood)
  • Sitting room
  • Rear utility area with washing machine
  • Drying room.
  • Biomass central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric range style oven with 5 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available but no cot, guest need to bring their own
  • Off-road parking for 7 cars
  • Large garden with picnic tables and access to woodland walks some areas shared with property 1110309
  • One well behaved pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: This property has a locked door leading to another property Little How Ref: 1110309
  • Please note: Sorry no parties, stag or hen dos
  • "During April to December 2024 there will be building work on an adjacent property.  Although the owners are actively managing the impact of this there may be some noise during the working week"

The property

Thorney How is located on the fringes of Grasmere in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. This large, attractive, stone-fronted holiday home that accommodates up to sixteen guests in eight exquisite bedrooms. This home features charming wooden beams, feature fireplaces with two woodburning stoves, making it an ideal location for a large family reunion in the Lake District. After a day of exploring the surrounding woodland trails and walks, enter through the porch and unwind in either the large sitting area, with seating for everyone or the homely snug with a Smart TV and woodburning stove; unwind here before heading to the fully-equipped commercial kitchen to help prepare dinner. Eat together in the dining area, which features a lovely seating area with a Smart TV and a woodburning stove, making it the social core of the home. Observe the surrounding hills and mountains while sipping your favourite beverage at the picnic table in the expansive garden(with some common areas), and keep a look out for the resident red squirrels, deer and woodpeckers! Ground floor bedroom layout: Fairfield room - superking / zip link (side of house) Great Rigg room- king (front of house) Helm Crag room - double (front of house) First floor bedroom layout: Heron Pike room - superking/zip link (front of house) Loughrigg room - superking / zip link (front of house) Seat Sandal room - superking/ zip link (side of house) Silver How room - 2 single beds (side of house) Stone Arthur room - 2 single beds (side of house). Thorney How is a fabulous property for a break with loved ones in the stunning Lake District. Sorry no parties, stag or hen dos.

Please note: that the owner can only facilitate an arrival on a Friday or Monday. Arrivals on any other day may be cancelled

Highchair is available, however no cot is provided (guests will need to bring their own)

"During April to December 2024 there will be building work on an adjacent property.  Although the owners are actively managing the impact of this there may be some noise during the working week. "

Thorney How

Thorney How and Little How are beautifully presented properties resting on the outskirts of Grasmere in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park. The collection boasts character features including charming exposed beams, stone work and welcoming woodburning stoves as well as ample off-road parking and a spacious shared garden with picnic table and access to nearby woodlands. The village of Grasmere is renowned for its stunning natural scenery and literary connections and is home to a number of charming cafes and restaurants, as well as the Grasmere Tea Gardens, which are a must-visit for any tea lover. For hikers and nature lovers, Grasmere is the perfect base for exploring the stunning surrounding landscape, including the nearby Wordsworth Grasmere and Faeryland Grasmere. And for history enthusiasts, there are a number of National Trust properties in the area, including Allan Bank and Grasmere. Explore nearby Ambleside where you can marvel the area's natural beauty by hiking or biking the many trails, or by exploring the historic attractions. Wray Castle and Stock Ghyll Force are both National Trust sites, and the Roman Fort is a well-preserved example of the area's history. For a bite to eat or a pint after a long day of exploring, Zeffirellis is a popular local spot. Venture further afield to Keswick home to a variety of attractions, including Hope Park, the Derwent Pencil Museum, and the Keswick Museum. Restaurants and bars in the town include Merienda, which offers a variety of Spanish tapas dishes. Windermere, Bowness and Coniston are also within a short scenic drive. Thorney How is well placed to explore the wonders of the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

GRASMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family has been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century, and Grasmere Lake. Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere, and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

Please note: Sorry no parties, stag or hen dos.

Please note: No wood starter packs are provided, supplies can be purchased at Coop in the village of Grasmere or the petrol station in Ambleside

"During April to December 2024 there will be building work on an adjacent property. Although the owners are actively managing the impact of this there may be some noise during the working week. "

Please note: Strictly no car charging at the property, there are 2 electric car charging points located at Stock Lane car park in Grasmere for guests to use. Alternatively there are car charging points in Ambleside village too.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas