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Main house
The Chapel
Dining room
FSC Castle Head - Entrance hall
FSC Castle Head - Chapel
Mucklow room
FSC Castle Head - TV lounge
Hillfoot common room
View from back lawn
View from rear corner
FSC Castle Head - Twin Room
4 bed dorm room
8 bed dorm room
10 bed dorm room
River Winster
The Chapel
Dining room
FSC Castle Head - Entrance hall

FSC Castle Head, Grange over Sands, Cumbria

Sleeps 20 - 160 33 Bedrooms 96 Dining

Large outdoor centre in the southern Lakes sleeping 160 with a games room for activity groups and gatherings of educational, faith and family 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 Castle Head is the perfect location to explore the stunning Lake District. The centre is divided into 2 main areas of accommodation: the impressive Georgian house can sleep up to 49 people in a mix of room types and also the Hillfoot accommodation wing can sleep up to 110. There is an option to add up to 10 additional camp beds to some of the rooms to maximise occupancy. There are a total of 9 en-suite bedrooms whilst others have shower and toilet facilities nearby. There is 1 twin bedroom with wheelchair accessible bathroom and shower. Although some areas of the centre are accessible for wheelchair users, general accessibility is quite limited.

There is a games room which contains a range of games including Jenga, Connect 4, TV, Table Tennis and Table Football and also a large sports hall for team games or large gatherings for up to 120 people. There are 5 class/workrooms seating 24-30 and 2 large common rooms - the Hillfoot Common room seats around 60 people and The Chapel comfortably seats around 110 people theatre style. There is also a further adult lounge (Wilkinson house) which seats around 40 people with cosy open fire. There is also a small library, often used as a small meeting room for up to 8 people containing round table and chairs.

Self-catering is offered to groups that hire out the whole centre. The dining room can seat up to 96 in one sitting. The Centre has a licensed bar and shop, although these are not available to self-catering groups unless special arrangements are made prior to the visit. Parking is available for around30 cars, additional soft field parking can be opened (in dry weather) for big events.

There is a large front lawn, amphitheatre sloped back lawn, 2 campfire areas, terraced garden and walk along the river. Camping is permitted at no extra charge for groups hiring the main centre exclusively.

Activities can be arranged for both adults and children (subject to availability). These are chargeable and must be booked in advance.

Perfectly located just 10 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere, you will have immediate access to all that the Lake District has to offer.



Free Wi-Fi access. 4G is available through some providers.


Whilst not a dedicated Centre we have one disabled room with en suite bathroom available.

Dog Friendly

Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept well under control due to wildlife on-site.


There is a large kitchen which contains a rationale oven, gas oven & hobs x 12, 20 litre cake-mixer, dishwasher, serving hatch with food warmers.

Dining Room

The dining room can seat up to 96 in one sitting.

Sitting Room

Comfortable and cosy lounge area with open fire. TV lounge and common room areas.

TV and Music Facilities

TV lounge available. Music can be played in common rooms.

Games Room

Common rooms with a range of games including Jenga, Connect 4, Table Tennis, and Table Football.

Heating and Open Fires

Dormitory and house accommodation fully central heated with open fire in staff lounge.


Mainly dorm rooms with bunks with some single and twin en-suite rooms.


All bedding provided, however please bring your own towels.


Some single and twin ensuite rooms, extensive shower and toilet blocks.

Children's Facilities

A range of games are available including Jenga, Connect 4, Table Tennis, and Table Football.


There is a large front lawn, amphitheatre sloped back lawn, x2 campfire areas, terraced garden and walk along the river.

Swimming Pool

Not on-site, nearest is Lakes Leisure Centre, Kendal approx. 20mins drive.


Courtyard with space for some cars, in dry periods cars can park in field. Large coaches are able to gain access to the Centre.


Smoking/Vaping is not permitted indoors - there is a small smoking area available outside.

Booking Information

Non-exclusive price for full board accom from £45 +VAT pppn. Exclusive hire from £1425 to £1900 +VAT per night, optional £24pppn for catering. 10% deposit required or £500 whichever is greater, final invoice payable 8 wks before arrival. Security deposit required with final invoice from £1000.

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Only 12 miles from Junction 36 on the M6 and approximately 80 miles from both Manchester and Liverpool, Castle Head has excellent road links.

  • Lindale Village has small shop. There is a Co-op, Spar and a Tesco Metro in Grange-Over-Sands. Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Aldi are all available in Kendal.
  • The Royal Oak in Lindale Village. A traditional village inn with a good range of beer and wine and an excellent reputation for food.
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport, 55 miles.
  • Grange-Over-Sands.
  • Lindale Village.

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