Great Potheridge House, Okehampton, Devon for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centres
Youth group outdoor activity centre sleeping up to 90 with leader facilities near the coast at Bideford

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Great Potheridge House, Okehampton, Devon, sleeps 10-90 in 14 bedrooms.

Set in the heart of the stunning North Devon countryside and run by Encompass Training, Great Potheridge House is a superb location for a truly memorable and educational residential course.

We offer you sole occupancy of the main activity centre – our focus is on your group (minimum group size applies at certain times of year).

We offer:
- Courses tailored to the needs of your group
- Experienced staff qualified in outdoor activities
- Great personal and social development
- All programmes are fully catered, offering a varied menu, with all dietary requirements catered for
- Duvets and bedding provided for all inclusive group bookings
- Leaders accommodation in separate rooms

At this centre it is our mission to provide a quality programme that offers a rewarding adventure activity experience for both children and adults, with an aim of providing a challenging, safe, fun and educational experience in the outdoors.

For youth groups, there are 90 beds split between the barn complex and main house. The dining room will seat 59 and a massive barn is available for indoor activities on any rainy days. The rooms are all bunks, with smaller leaders rooms located near the main accommodation areas. The main house has 4 showers and toilets for young people and 2 bathrooms for leaders (1 has disabled access). The barn complex has 4 showers and toilets for young people and a separate staff bathroom.

We also aim to help children and young people in the development of both their individual and team working skills, thus improving their ability to communicate their own ideas and listen to the ideas of others. We believe that these are important personal and social life skills, valuable to every individual.

Great Potheridge House is a fantastic location for a truly amazing and rewarding stay and experience - come and have a look around.


Fully equipped kitchen with 6 ring gas oven and commercial dishwasher.
Original oak panelled dining room with tables and chairs sitting 50.
Sofas around a lovely log burning stove.
There are no TV or music facilities, enjoy the peace!
Mobile reception outside the building for the major networks. We have WiFi in the lounge area.
There is no games room.
The house has central heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Upstairs are 6 large bunk-rooms and one large room with 4 beds. Downstairs there is one room with 2 beds.
Bottom sheet, pillows provided - all you need to bring is a duvet or sleeping bag and pillow case, or for a extra cost we can provide linen.
Wet room with shower, hand-basin, and 4 toilets, 1 shower room/hand-basin, 1 with urinals and 1 bathroom with shower and toilet.
Level access, ground floor bedroom, wet room with shower, hand-basin, toilet, emergency pull cord. Wheelchair accessible. We have portable ramps.
There are no specific facilities for children.
Garden tables and benches, barbecue in the lovely front garden looking across at Dartmoor.
There is no pool.
Plenty of parking space for cars and a coach outside the house.
Outside only please, bins provided.
Well behaved dogs by prior arrangement only.


Great Potheridge is 2.2 miles after leaving the village of Merton, turn right onto a private farm road. Signpost for Encompass Training, after 3rd of a mile turn left into Great Potheridge House.
The nearest village, Merton, is 2 miles away with a small shop and post office.
The small town of Great Torrington is approximately 10 minutes drive away. This town has various shops and facilities which include a post office, doctors and dental surgeries and Lidl.
The Malt Scoop Inn, Merton, is a great pub and food experience whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at lunch or more leisurely evening or Sunday dinner.

Booking Information

2 night minimum stay. Cost includes only private use of Great Potheridge House; any other activities are at an additional charge. Activities must be booked before arriving. 25% deposit and £150 damage deposit to secure booking, balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

EX20 3DN
United Kingdom
Barnstaple is the nearest large town, approximately a 35 minute drive away, and this is also where the nearest train station.
Merton 2 miles away is the nearest bus stop, but if you walk to the end of the lane the bus will stop for you.
Exeter Airport is 1 hour drive away.

Rental Rates

Please call for availability and price.

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Great Potheridge House, Okehampton, Devon

Claire Waghorn

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