Start Bay FSC, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2QP

Call them on 01548 580466 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)

Overview

FSC Start Bay is a Field Studies Council centre with panoramic views of the South Devon coastline. This former school set in its own grounds now offers 4* accommodation to groups of 20-40. Facilities include a well equipped self catering kitchen, a large dining room and adjoining sitting room with interactive whiteboard, both of which can easily seat a group of 40. There's also a TV room and a separate games room. Outside you will find a BBQ area and terrace, a fire pit, low ropes course and a large enclosed garden. Available for sole use only, the centre is perfect for schools, clubs, and groups of friends and families. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and overlooking Start Bay the centre gives a wonderful sense of remoteness but with the convenience having of the village of Slapton, with it's well stocked shop and pubs, nearby. There is lots to do in the local area; relax on Slapton Sands, explore Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, visit the lighthouse or go seal watching at Start Point and much more. The South West Coast Path and NCN 28 both pass close by and a range of outdoor activities can also be organised for your group. Overflow camping is also available. 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    40: 1x8, 3x6, 2x4, 2x3
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £378 (midweek).
  • Booking:

    A reservation deposit is required for all reservations, with full balance payable twelve weeks prior to arrival.
  • Directions:

    20 miles (30km) from the A38. As part of the FSC's environmental commitment all visitors are encouraged to travel by coach or train.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train station is Totes (13 miles). On the South West Main Line it is less than 3 hours direct from Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. Pick ups can be arranged. The no 3 Stagecoach bus from Plymouth or Dartmouth to Slapton stops outside the centre. For the more energetic the centre is on the South West Coastal Path and NCN route 28.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022

Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
jShowers
[WiFi
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only

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Base for exploring Brixham Breakwater

July 3rd 2021

Ten miles from the dive site on Brixham Breakwater, Start Bay FSC is an excellent base for groups of 20 to 40 people. Overlooking the South Devon coast with panoramic views of the coastline and close to pubs and shops in Slapton.

FSC Start Bay is a Field Studies Council centre offer 4 star accommodation with a well equipped self catering kitchen, large dining room and adjoining sitting room with interactive whiteboard, both of which can easily seat a group of 40.  Available for sole use only, it is perfect for dive clubs. The centre gives a wonderful sense of remoteness, yet has the village of Slapton nearby with its shop and pubs.

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Looking for somewhere special for a family holiday?

August 25th 2020

Look no further than FSC Start Bay and enjoy panoramic views of the South Devon coastline. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and overlooking Start Bay the centre gives a wonderful sense of remoteness but with the convenience having of the village of Slapton, with it’s well stocked shop and pubs, nearby.

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.

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