Former Lake District hostel to become bistro with beds

The Yan at Broadrayne, a contemporary bistro with beds, will be opening this July in the heart of The Lake District.

A stone’s throw from the idyllic village of Grasmere, the 17th Century former farm will have seven plush en-suite bedrooms, a rustic bistro and open-plan lounge area.

Family-run, The Yan will epitomise Cumbrian hospitality, offering guests a wholesome welcome, hearty food and stylish interiors, placing the new bistro with beds as the perfect base for those who want to explore The Lakes.

Nestled amongst the Central Fells, and named after the Cumbrian word for the number ‘one’, the centre-piece to The Yan will be an open-plan bistro and lounge area.

The bistro will be open to both overnight guests of The Yan and the public, serving seasonal, hearty dishes inspired by the farm’s rich history.

A casual yet classy eatery, the menu will use locally sourced and sustainable ingredients as the focal point, creating rustic Cumbrian classics and nostalgic British favourites. Each dish will incorporate contemporary twists, with sharing plates used to add to the social feel of the bistro, creating a wholesome menu and ambience.

The Yan will be the latest addition to the Broadrayne Farm site, which is already home to Grasmere Glamping and Broadrayne Farm Holiday Cottages.

Previously an independent hostel, the The Yan is seeing an investment of over half a million pounds from David and Sally Keighley, who bought Broadrayne Farm in 2012.

The Yan will be run by the couple’s daughter and her husband, Jess and Will Manley (pictured), who will be Operations Director and Executive Chef respectively.

Most recently, the pair worked together in the French Alps, where they managed Auberge & Chalets Sur La Montagne - a privately-owned chalet company with 27 luxury chalets and a 22-bedroom boutique hotel.

Since moving to The Lakes, Will has worked as a sous chef at the well-known Homeground Cafe´ in Windermere and at Michelin-starred restaurant, Forest Side.