Welcome to Glenthorne
Glenthorne is run as a Quaker establishment but is open to all. Our charitable work depends on a varied use of the guest house during the year and we welcome a rich diversity of guests. We are conveniently located on the "Coast to Coast" path and walking groups regularly use Glenthorne as a base. Individuals and families come to take advantage of the facilities we offer. We have a large car park at the rear of the property, so parking is not an issue.
Its location, within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Grasmere village, with open views over the fells makes it an ideal choice for holiday-makers of all ages.
Its relaxed welcoming atmosphere, comfortable rooms, delicious home-cooked food and spacious gardens have won praise of many visitors who have reported on "Trip-Advisor"
"A place of peace and beauty"
Reviewed 2nd July 2013
I would like to recommend Glenthorne Country Guest House in Grasmere England for anyone who desires to stay at a place that has a soul-deep peace and beauty. Their Quaker heritage translates into a welcome refuge from the frantic contemporary pace of life. However at no time is the Quaker way imposed on guests. There is indeed a strong sense of individual freedom at Glenthorne that helped me to be more aware of my unique humanity even while I responded to some of the lovely fellow guests.
The rooms have a simple and fragrant elegance with which no amount of high end luxury can compete. Every detail speaks of the authentic care that the staff of Glenthorne put into all aspects of the guest house.
Also, the guest house's location a bit down the road from the charming village of Grasmere adds to the delight I feel when I am at Glenthorne. And then there are the magnificent green hills surrounding both Glenthorne and the village. No wonder Wordsworth thought the Grasmere area was one of the most beautiful places on earth. And Glenthorne, in my view, is the best place from which to view that beauty.
Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
See Events and Workshops for details of the offers a wide range of organised programme events, special interest holidays and courses.
We provide bursary support and opportunity for those who need to come with carers.
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