A former hostel in the Lake District is to open as a revamped ‘bistro with beds’ in July following a £500k transformation project.
The Yan at Broadrayne is situated on the Broadrayne Farm site in Grasmere, owned by David and Sally Keighley and run by their daughter Jess Manley as operations director and her husband Will as executive chef.
The 17th century former farm hostel has seven bedrooms, a rustic bistro and open-plan lounge area.
It has been named after the Cumbrian word for the number ‘one’.
David and Sally bought Broadrayne Farm, which comprises Grasmere Glamping and Broadrayne Farm Holiday Cottages, in 2012 and have successfully grow the business ever since.
Both Jess and Will have international hospitality experience, with positions across Australia, Asia and Europe.
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 Café in Windermere and at Michelin-starred restaurant, Forest Side whilst Jess has been working on both the design and details of The Yan.
Commenting on the opening of The Yan, operations director Jess Manley stated: “We are so excited that The Yan is opening next week. It has definitely been a labour of love but the whole team is looking forward to welcoming guests to our beautiful spot and showcasing the best of what The Lakes has to offer!”