In a peaceful residential area of Windermere, this friendly guest house is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bowness in the Lake District is a 10-minute walk away.

Located between Windermere and Bowness, the 4-star Thornbank Guest House has free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. The homely en suite rooms feature flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and radios. Each room also features cake and biscuits.

Guests can book in advance 2 daytime passes to Choices Gym, Spa and Pool. This facility is situated 2 miles away and can be reached by bus.

The extensive breakfast menu includes a choice of fruit, homemade jam and marmalade, a traditional cooked breakfast or continental and vegetarian options. Locally sourced produce is used, and packed lunches are also available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Free private parking available on-site

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About Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)

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  • Hello, is breakfast still available under the current restrictions with COVID?

    Yes we are offering full breakfast menu with strict social distancing rules.


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    Answered on 2 August 2020
  • Hi, I’ve just booked for the 16th August am I able to use the spa? With the two complimentary passes? If so how would I get these? Thank you

    Hi - We can offer you passes for the spa no problem. would you like them for sat or sunday ? If we have spare passes you can have both days. Jane


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    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • Hi, I am planning on staying here on friday the 18th of December I was wondering if the pool and jacuzzi is open to use ? Thanks

    yes they are - thank you


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    Asked about: Small Double Room • Answered on 15 December 2020
  • Hello. Are you able to cater for people with Coeliac Disease, ie. gluten free? Are all the room en-suite please.

    Hi - We are happy to accomodate any particular requests for breakfast - we just need a little notice( 24hrs) in order to prepare, Yes all our rooms have shower ensuite. Thanks Jane


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    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Hi, How far is the station (is it a taxi fare? or bus route?) and which one is it? coming from London/Stevenage stations

    Hi You will get the train to Windermere station, it is 10-15 mins walk from the station to Thornbank or 5 mins ( £4 by taxi) the bus is the 599 which stops just at the bottom on Thornbarrow rd but the taxi is cheaper 😊


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    Answered on 15 June 2021
  • I have noticed that your hotel is for sale will this affect any bookings made for late September . Looking forward to hearing from you soon

    Hi - yes it is. Please don't worry. Bookings will always be honoured by new owners and we will certainly still be here in September. 😊


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    Answered on 14 August 2020
  • hi. I am booking for three people. is the spa (off site) included in the price? do we need to book in advance? if so can I have the number please?

    Spa is unlimited and free


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    Asked about: Family Room (3 People) • Answered on 24 November 2021
  • Do you have a ground floor room available as my husband can't manage stairs

    Hi Apologies for the late reply. Yes we have a twin ground floor room. Best wishes Jane


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    Answered on 6 September 2020
  • are rooms ensuite please

    apologies only just received this question - yes all our rooms are shower ensuite 😊


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    Answered on 30 May 2021
  • Hello , Do you have a lounge to sit in & relax ? Many thanks liz

    Hi - sorry for the delay on responding - no we do not have a guest lounge but our guests are welcome to use the dining room. Thanks Jane


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    Answered on 11 March 2020
  • Hi, i have booked a 4 night stay for a family of 3 from 14th Aug. how do i go about booking complimentary passes for the pool pls ? Tks,Swaroop

    sorry Swaroop - just seen this message - I've answered via our messaging system . Jane


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    Answered on 10 August 2021
  • Do you cater for disabled guests ? My mother has mobility problems and uses a stick to walk, and would prefer a ground floor room to aid mobility.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION - WE HAVE A GROUND FLOOR TWIN BEDROOM WHICH WOULD SUIT YOUR MOTHER -


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    Answered on 28 November 2019
  • hiya wanted to know if you still have any complimentary passes available I'm looking to book for 4 nights 27th till 31th.

    Passes are available on going , we try and make sure all guests get to go at least once during their stay with us.


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    Answered on 10 August 2021
  • hi are we able to bring my 1 year old child with us? thanks

    No - I'm sorry


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    Answered on 24 November 2021
  • Hello. The price doesn't seem to include breakfast - is it payable at the hotel and how much does it cost? Thanks.

    apologies for the delay in responding - i found this question in my spam box - the price is room only - breakfast is offered at £8.50 per person per day. Thanks Jane


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    Answered on 25 June 2021
  • Hi, are dogs allowed?

    no sorry - we love dogs but we do not allow them in Thornbank. Jane


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    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • Do you allow pets?

    Apologies for the delay in responding - booking.com did not forward to question. I am sorry we do not accept pets.


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    Answered on 24 March 2021
  • Hi when do you take payment? Is it on booking or a week before arrival? Many thanks

    Hi - you will provide card details when you book, payment will be taken the week before arrival. If you are unable to stay due to covid a refund will be given, no problem. Jane


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    Answered on 14 March 2021
  • I’m planning on staying over new year will the pool and gym be open?

    closed new years day only


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    Answered on 17 December 2020
  • Hi, is the accommodation accessible- lift? Are the public areas on one level? Thanks.

    I'm sorry we are traditional guest house over 4 floors, there are no lifts. You may like to consider a hotel ( try the Windermere Manor)


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    Answered on 4 July 2021

Hosted by Mark and Jane Hibbitt - owners

Host review score 9.8
Mark and Jane Hibbitt - owners

Mark and Jane Hibbitt - owners

Thornbank Guest House is owned and run by Jane and Mark Hibbitt. We moved from Derby in 2002 - to escape the rat race - and have been at Thornbank since then. We pride ourselves on the personal service we offer all our guests and are very grateful for all the fabulous reviews we get. A very warm welcome is assured at Thornbank House.

We have 3 children. Mark is a fitness fanatic and Jane loves walking the fells with Molly their Tibetan Terrier.

10 minutes walk to a wide variety of lovely shops and restaurants. 15 minutes walk to Lake Windermere. Local bus service runs between Windermere /Bowness/ Ambleside /Grasmere / Keswick. Taxi from the station to Thornbank House takes less than 5 minutes. Free parking on site and on Thornbarrow Rd outside Thornbank House. Local walks taking up to 2 hours allow spectacular views of the Lake District Fells and the Lake from Thornbank House. This is a very low crime area - it is very safe.

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • World of Beatrix Potter
    0.5 miles
  • Lake Windermere
    1.1 miles
  • Hill Top
    2.7 miles
  • Grizedale Forest
    3.5 miles
  • Tarn Hows
    5.8 miles
  • Rydal Mount & Gardens
    6.1 miles
  • Rydal Water
    6.3 miles
  • Lakes Aqaurium
    6.6 miles
  • Coniston Water
    6.7 miles
  • Kendal Castle
    7.7 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake
    0.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    60.4 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    61.1 miles
How to get to Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) from Manchester Airport
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    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
Wellness
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 20:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:30 - 10:30

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 7 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

When booking for 3 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:00, and is pre-ordered the night before.

When booking, please provide Thornbank House with your approximate arrival time, and your mobile telephone number (if available).

Guests can enjoy use of the spa and fitness facilities at the Choices Health Club, which is 2 miles from the property. There are complimentary passes for the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, solarium and gym.

Thornbank will keep your card details in case of any damage or policy breaches.

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise the guarantee card up to the full amount of the booking.

The total room occupancy includes all children and infants. Room occupancy cannot be exceeded.

The free gym and spa is subject to availability, located 10 minutes drive from the property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)

  • Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) is 1,000 yards from the centre of Windermere.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • À la carte

  • Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Spa facilities
    • Fitness
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Indoor pool (all year)

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Room options at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Family
    • Twin

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) by:

    • Train 2h