COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

​Great News! Thorneyfield Guest House is opening on 4th July.

What are we doing to keep you safe when we re-open?

During lockdown as well as providing visitor attractions for birds, bees, bats and butterflies in our small backyard (the short native species hedge we planted last autumn has been joined by a small pond and rock garden and insect friendly flowers), we’ve also been busy inside the Guest House preparing to re-open for our human guests.

We now have confirmation from the Government that we can re-open on 4th July 2020. Please note, we can only accept bookings in line with Government Guidelines. For clarification on current policies please contact us.

We’re working through the guidelines (which we received today) to ensure we have in place necessary procedures in place to make our Guest House COVID-19 safe, not only for our guests but also for ourselves as Thorneyfield is our home as well as a Guest House.

In the mean-time we have undertaken a Risk Assessment of the Guest House to identify the high-touch areas and the areas where maintaining social distancing might not be practical at all times. We have developed plans and procedures to make the Guest House COVID-19 safe for us all. These include:

  • A hand sanitiser at the front door for use before entering the property.

  • A daily deep-clean of all public areas with a commercial “fogger” we have recently purchased (this covers the whole space with a fine disinfectant spray) as well as more regular cleaning of high-touch areas.

  • Due to current social distancing, it is not possible to use the breakfast room. Instead breakfast will have a slightly changed menu on a grab’n’go basis.

  • Between stays we will deep-clean and air the rooms, using the best techniques and products available to us, including our new "fogger". A daily room clean will be unavailable at this time.


An industry standard COVID-19 safe certification is being produced. When it becomes available we will sign up to it and ensure that we meet and where possible exceed the requirements.


We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as more information becomes available to us.


For information about how this affects your bookings please click on the "Further Information" button below.

Wednesday 24th June 2020


Thorneyfield Guest House, Compston Road, Ambleside. LA22 9DJ

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