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Glenthorne Guest House

Easedale Road, Grasmere LA22 9QH, England
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Ranked #13 of 20 Grasmere B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
Margaret M Bolton, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I returned to Glenthorne after many years. I remembered happy times spent here with my parents. I realised that the accommodation had been upgraded but it surpassed my expectations. Our room was warm, comfortable and spotless. The staff were friendly and attentive.It was a joy to share our meal times with other Friends and to have the opportunity to relax... More 

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Karen M, Manager at Glenthorne Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Margaret, Thank you for your comments, we are happy that you've returned after a number of years and that you like all the improvements we've made. The new meeting room and disabled friendly bedrooms are proving to be very popular. We look forward to seeing yourself and your family in the future. Best wishes Karen More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

just go back from a 2 night stay. This was my first trip to Glenthorne after hearing about it for years and it surpassed expectations. It is beautifully situated - easy walking into the centre of Grasmere but in a tranquil spot ideal for a stroll in the valley or a longer walk up Helm Crag or through to Langdale.... More 

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Karen M, Manager at Glenthorne Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes Karen More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Being 5 minutes walk form Grasmere village, Glenthorne is ideally located for walks of 15 minutes to 7 hours from the doorstep. Regular buses from the station at Windermere serve Grasmere village In all of the ten visits we have never been disappointed. The welcome and atmosphere are remarkable. Sharing meals at tables in groups of six ensures stimulating company... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We returned to Glenthorne for a weekend break after a couple of years. It has had a re-vamp, with lovely light and airy common rooms. The rooms were clean and comfy; they have one room that allows dogs and it is perfect, with its own door outside. The staff are friendly and professional. Dinners and breakfast are family style, with... More 

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Twyford, Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Completely agree with the previous reviews. Wonderful setting, lovely grounds, delightful walk into Grasmere, free afternoon tea and cakes, comfortable rooms, secure bike storage shed, very pleasant staff. It's not your average Guest House or Hotel but doesn't pretend to be either. It is run by the Quakers remember. Hence, the clientèle are not your average Hotel guests and breakfast... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This property is in a wonderful setting just outside Grasmere. The grounds are extensive with beautiful views of the hills in every direction and a farm with sheep on one side. Afternoon tea and cakes is offered to all guests free of charge. The rooms are very large and comfortable. Very pleasant staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

great hotel new disabled rooms great break very relaxing nice pub /restaraunts and gift shops ideal for walkers windermere ambleside kendal and keswick good places to visit well recommended we also saw our daughter who works there

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Karen M, Manager at Glenthorne Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Karen More 

York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Glenthorne in early May. It's a great location but they could do so much better with imagination and effort. Breakfast was a strict half hour from 8.15 to 8.45. Eggs were only made a certain way on one day and not another. Staff seemed bored. I'm a Quaker but you really don't always have... More 

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Karen M, Manager at Glenthorne Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for your review. I am sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. Unfortunately we are a Guest House and as such don't have the resources to be as flexible as a hotel, or the facilities to be a care home, although we are disabled friendly. As we are a Quaker establishment, it is customary to... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Glenthorne is less than half a mile up Easedale Road, leading out of Grasmere village on the way to Easedale Tarn. A great location, with good views in all directions. It began life as the home of a wealthy Quaker carpet manufacturer who gave it to the Religious Society of Friends. It has had many upgrades over the years to... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review Glenthorne, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Karen More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The location here is lovely. However the toilet in our bathroom was filthy and our room was very small.. We ate DBB and both our breakfast and dinner had very small portions. If you want very basic accommodation probably better to stay at YHA down the road which would b e a lot cheaper.

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Karen M, Manager at Glenthorne Guest House, responded to this review

Firstly may I thank you for your review, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We have a very good reputation for cleanliness, so we're suprised to hear the toilet was filthy. If you had mentioned it to reception we would have been able to rectify the matter. We charge £17.00 for a 3 course dinner with coffee... More 

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