Castle Head FSC, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT
Call them on 01539 538120 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)
OverviewCastle Head Field Studies Council centre is set in a country mansion with 20 hectares of private grounds on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park close to Morecambe Bay. Perfectly located just 10 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windmere, you will have immediate access to all that the Lake District has to offer. Situated just 20 mins from the M6, 1.5 hours' drive from Liverpool and Manchester with a train station just 5 mins away it is also remarkably accessible.
The accommodation is split into two main area: The impressive Georgian house sleeps up to 47 people in a mix of bunk rooms, single and twin rooms. While the Hillfoot Wing sleeps up to 110 in a mix of single en suite, twin en suite, and bunk rooms. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, groups of adults, families and extended family groups. Due to Covid-19, rooms are currently offered on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. The local village has a small shop and a country pub serving a range of beers and home cooked food. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
Beds & Rooms:157: across 33 rooms
Open:Closed untill Spring 2021. Normally open all year. Incl Xmas and New Year
Price per night:£32 per single en-suite room. £57 per twin en-suite room. Dorm rooms – price on enquiry. Whole centre booking £1900
Booking:A deposit is required for all reservations, with full balance payable four weeks prior to arrival.
Directions:The postcode in the Satnav will take you to Lindale village. The centre is signposted off the B5277 just east of Lindale on a sharp bend. Castle Head centre is about ½ mile down the little lane – you will see the main house in front of you, follow the road round to the right and the car park will be on the left. If arriving by coach – once you arrive at the centre, due to limited turning area, it is easier to drive past the entrance to the car park and reverse in. Please be aware that there may be people moving around whilst you are manoeuvring.
Public Transport:The nearest (local) railway station is Grange over Sands (5 mins' drive). It is connected to the main west coast line at Lancaster and Preston. Collection from the local station can be arranged in advance and is free of charge. Lancaster is also served by National Express coaches connecting with many parts of the country
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Good news! FSC Castle Head in the Lake District is re-opening from 21st May
March 24th 2021
Normally only available to groups, this amazing centre can be booked by individuals, couples, households and groups (in line with the latest Government guidelines). Choose from room only, B&B, full or half board. The centre is only open for certain periods this summer. Read on to find out when.
Friday 21st May to Monday 24th May Weekend opening
Thursday 27th May to Sunday 6th June Half term. Open all of half term
W/C Monday 7th June – Sunday 18th July Open for long weekends (Thurs – Sun)
W/C Monday 19th July – Sept Open 7 days
Closed until Spring 2021 – check back for updates on our offering in 2021
December 4th 2020
FSC Castle Head is a magnificent country mansion set in 50 acres. Normally booked by large groups, during the pandemic there has been an oportunity to book rooms on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. Watch this space to see what type of accommodation FSC Castle Head will be offering in 2021.
The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
Did you leave your heart in the Lake District?
August 26th 2020
Visit again and stay at FSC Castle Head, a magnificent country mansion set in 50 acres. Now for a limited period due to Covid you can book rooms on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates
Don’t miss up on this unique opportunity to stay at this centre which is normally only available to large group bookings. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.