Grasmere hostel had been in operation in a similar guise since the 90's and we believed it was time for a change. We had seen a trend in the last few years of our customers preferring more private ensuite rooms, rather than sharing our dormitory style accommodation and also requesting more catered options. As a consequence of this we decided to embark on a major redevelopment of the Grasmere Hostel building. The hostel saw its last guests depart on the 2nd January 2019, when a major strip out and rebuild commenced.
We have done the redesign in a sensitive way, liaising with the Lake District National Park throughout and also considering that we are situated in a World Heritage site. As a result, we changed the configuration of all our bedrooms, making them more luxurious and contemporary. There are seven new bedrooms, each with a modern ensuite bathroom, sleeping up to 4 people as well as a large cosy residents lounge. We have also opened a licenced bistro, specialising in locally and ethically sourced, comforting, freshly made food. Whether you’re fancying a cooked breakfast, a lazy brunch or a tasty dinner you will no longer have to travel far. Our new venture, called ‘The Yan’, opened in July 2019....come and explore!
Find out more about The Yan @ Broadrayne