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 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Feb 2007.

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

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Free private parking available on-site


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4 reasons to choose Thornbank House (incl off-site health club)

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Hosted by Mark and Jane Hibbitt - owners

9.8
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 *
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
  • 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
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
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
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

12:00 - 22:00

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

Check-out

06:00 - 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 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.

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.

Spa/wellness centre is closed from Mon 04 Jul 2022 until Sun 17 Jul 2022

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 12:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Guests staying at Thornbank House (incl off-site health club) can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

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