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We have enough indoors accommodation for groups of up to 71 at any one time. These beds are split across three dormitories, all of which have their own shower and toilet facilities.

Myatt House

This is the old farm house, named after the last family to farm at Stanley Head.

It comprises three main dormitories (split 8, 8, and 10 beds) as well as two single rooms for teachers / leaders. This building also has a lounge / dining area with TV, fully equipped kitchen and a porch area for muddy boots and wet clothes.


For groups just that little too large for the amount of beds, Myatt House has its own hidden back lawn where tents can be put up as additional sleeping space. Myatt House has a real homely feel about it and is perfect as self-contained accommodation for hen and stag weekends, birthday parties and a host of other occasions.

Hargreaves Room

Named after local adventurer Alison Hargreaves, this room comprises 16 beds plus an adjacent en-suite room for staff.

Ainslie Room

This dormitory opened in 2012 so it was fitting that it should be named after one of Great Britains most successful Olympians – Ben Ainslie. This room sleeps 22 and has two single staff bedrooms with shared en-suite.


Further to the indoor accommodation, we also have enough tents for groups of up to 100. Our tents are currently two and three man Vango Force Tens that are incredibly weather proof, easy to put up and an ideal introduction to camping. 

Our guests tend to camp with us between April and October, with many schools choosing it instead of indoor accommodation for that extra sense of adventure for their pupils. However, if groups want to camp outside of our usual season, you are more than welcome. Please remember though that we cannot control the temperature even though we have a full complement of spare sleeping bags and roll mats.



As long as we have School & Youth Groups staying with us during the week, we provide a member of staff who is on call throughout the night to ensure the security of the site. This staff member is easily located and trained to deal with any eventuality.

Behind the names

Have you ever wondered how the Stanley Head dormitories got their names? Find out more here about the inspirational men and women behind the names.

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