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 and tea/coffee facilities. Each room also features cake and biscuits. Guests have the use of 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.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3

This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Amy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    My daughter and I spent 3 nights at Thornbank and had the most wonderful stay. I have to say that it is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, someone goes to great lengths to ensure that cleanliness is to the highest standard. The check in...
  • R
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A very clean room, with a lovely bathroom, close to both Bowness and Windermere villages. TV with smart functions so if it's raining can stay in for a movie. Mark and Jane are great hosts and tend to your every need, easy to communicate with and...
  • Elliot
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great location, very nice room, modern, clean all the facilities you need! Would definitely stay again!

Hosted by Mark and Jane Hibbitt - owners

Host review score

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. The Health Club is now fully open and there is no need to book ahead. It is 2 miles away.
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.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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


From 12:00 to 22:00


From 06:00 to 10:30



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

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


When booking more than 2 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

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


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

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.

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

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

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

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

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

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

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

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Triple

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

  • Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) is 1,000 yards from the centre of Windermere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Spa facilities
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness

  • Check-in at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) is from 12:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • 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.