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Looking down on to derwent water from catbells
Main House - Dining Room
FSC Blencathra Centre - Lounge in the main house
Main house - Recreational Room
Example Classroom/ meeting room
Example Classroom/ meeting room
FSC Blencathra Centre - Library
Aerial view of centre and grounds
Blencathra centre located on the side of Blencathra Fell
Lonscale Hostel
FSC Blencathra Centre - Drying room
FSC Blencathra Centre - Bedroom
FSC Blencathra common room
Clough Head ©Terry Abraham
View from FSC Blencathra
The Lake District Countryside
Blencathra Centre
Looking down on to derwent water from catbells
Main House - Dining Room
FSC Blencathra Centre - Lounge in the main house
Main house - Recreational Room

FSC Blencathra Centre, Keswick, Cumbria

Sleeps 25 - 130 43 Bedrooms 70 Dining

Large outdoor centre in the Lake District sleeping 130 with games room and great views, for families and large activity, educational and faith groups

Bookings Available: For catered or self-catered short breaks or longer stays at selected times throughout the year

Sorry - no hens or stags.

FSC Blencathra is an ideal venue for large groups looking for accommodation in the Lake District. It can be hired on a self catering or catered basis and sleeps up to 130 people in the main house, St John's annexe and Lonscale Hostel combined.

The main house sleeps 99 guests in 31 bedrooms (6 en-suite) in a mix of single, twin and dormitory rooms. St John's (separate annexe can used as part of accommodation with the Main house at a supplement) sleeps 8 in 3 en-suite bedrooms (ground floor: 1 x double bed, first floor: 1 x 4-bed & 1 x 2-bed). Lonscale (separate self-contained property can be used as part of accommodation with Main house or hired independently): Sleeps 23 in 9 en-suite rooms in a mix of single, twin and dormitory rooms.

There are 2 accessible ground floor bedrooms in the main house with en suite wet-rooms. Disabled access is available throughout the ground floor of the main Centre. The classrooms, dining and common rooms are also accessible. There is disabled parking near reception and ramp access to main house (front door).

Dining room seats up to 70 people in one sitting.

The main house has a library, 3 TV/DVD lounge rooms, one with games facilities including table football, table tennis and a pool table. There is a licensed bar and shop although these are not available to self-catering groups unless special arrangements are made prior to the visit.

There are 6 meeting/workrooms with interactive whiteboards and Wi-Fi access seating from 14 to 80+. Multi-media projection facilities are also available.

Activities can be arranged for both adults and children (subject to availability), these are chargeable and must be booked in advance. Please ask for more information.

In the grounds there is a basketball/volleyball court, picnic areas and a delightful outdoor patio area for those lazy summer evenings. There are also various lawned areas with easy access to multiple footpaths for Blencathra.

The Centre also has 4 self catering cottages, Latrigg View that sleeps up to 5 people and Derwent View, Borrowdale and Castlerigg that sleep 2 people. Please ask for more details.

Facilities

Dog Friendly

Pets are only allowed in the 2 self catering cottages. £20.00 per dog.

Accessibility

Disabled access is available throughout the ground floor of the Centre with 2 ground floor bedrooms offering en suite shower and toilet facilities.

WiFi

Mobile phone reception, ICT facilities - Wi-Fi access.

Kitchen

Fully fitted kitchen with gas industrial cookers, dishwasher, fridge, freezers, microwave, crockery and utensils etc.

Dining Room

Dining room facilities can sit up to 70 people in one sitting.

Sitting Room

Nice luxurious lounge with conservatory overlooking the Northern Lake District Fells, with leather sofas.

TV and Music Facilities

Flat screen TV with DVD.

Games Room

Large recreation room with sofas, TV and DVD, pool table, table tennis and table football.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout. No open fire.

Bedrooms

43 bedrooms in total. Main House sleeps 99 in 31 bedrooms (6 en-suite). St Johns sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms, Lonscale sleeps 23 in 9 bedrooms.

Linen

All linen is provided. Please bring your own towels.

Bathrooms

Individual showers and toilets are on the same corridor as the bedrooms either directly opposite or a few feet away. 18 en-suites across 3 properties.

Children's Facilities

Large recreation room with sofas, TV and DVD, pool table, table tennis and table football.

Outdoor

Delightful outdoor patio area. Outside basketball/volleyball court and picnic areas. Various lawned areas with easy accessto multiple footpaths.

Swimming Pool

Nearest Leisure Complex - Keswick. Nearest Swimming Pool - Penrith.

Parking

Ample parking for cars and access for coaches to turn around and park.

Smoking

No smoking in the buildings but there are designated outside smoking areas.

Booking Information

Non-exclusive price for full board accom from £45 +VAT pppn. Exclusive hire from £1425 to £1900 +VAT per night plus an optional £24pppn for catering. Deposit required of 10% or £500 whichever is greater, full balance payable 8 wks before arrival. Security deposit required with final invoice.

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Location

Junction 40 M6 follow A66 to Keswick. After 15 miles turn right into Threlkeld continue and turn right onto Blease road. Centre 1 mile up the hill.

  • Keswick - 5 miles. Penrith - 13 miles.
  • We have a tuck shop on site selling gifts, sweets, drinks and publications. Keswick - Booths, Co-op. Penrith - Morrisons, Sainsbury's.
  • Threlkeld has 2 pubs - The Salutation and The Horse and Farrier offering accommodation and food.
  • Newcastle - 2 hours. Liverpool - 2 hours.
  • Penrith - 20 minutes drive. We can offer a drop off and pick up at a small cost per person.
  • Stagecoach X4 and X5 Bus from Penrith to Workington stops at Threlkeld Village.

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