The Thorndyke is a real gem! It has all the grace and charm befitting its age and history but is comfy and cozy at the same time. The owners want to make all guests feel right at home and do so very well Whether you wish to be all in with a kitchen party, or have quiet private time on your own, it's available there!
Situated close enough to the Atlantic ocean to get seaweed on the front upper balcony in a good storm!
The Thorndyke is a Canada National Historic Site, a municipal historic site and a provincial heritage site due to its unique architecture and importance to the community of Grand Bank.
There is a wonderful enlosed front porch for rainy days, an open verandah on the second floor overlooking the Atlantic, and of course, the very special Widow's Walk, the crowning glory of the house, What a view!! Inside the house is a lovely parlour furnished in period pieces with many books, and magazines for all interests especially if your interest is in the people, places and history of Newfoundland and Grand Bank in particular.
This is a historical property built by Captain John Thornhill in 1919. who was known as The Fish Killer in the heyday of the banks fishery days. The house still retains the original wood floors, high ceilings, transom windows and all the details one would expect in a house of this style and grace.
Seasons Open: Open all year
Range of Rates: $95 to $120 per night
The Thorndyke is owned by Colleen King and Glynn Comeau. Colleen's grandfather—who was from Pools Cove, NL—helped to build the house. This fact was not known until after the couple bought the house in 2009.
Small pets are permitted with advance notice so we can make sure no other guests have allergies!