Great Potheridge House, set in 6 acres of land, is the remaining wing of General George Monck’s 17th century mansion house. It is a grade 1 listed building, with oak panelled dining room, original staircase with painted ceiling and huge amounts of history to be discovered. There is a barn complex too across the car park. Encompass Training focuses on providing quality outdoor education experiences with sole occupancy. We have carried out extensive improvements, now boasting excellent facilities for 70 guests plus up to 10 visiting staff.
All programmes are fully catered, offering a varied menu, with all dietary requirements catered for.
Encompass staff on-site throughout programmes, keypad locks on doors if required and nobody else around for miles!
Camping provided for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions or groups wishing for an under canvas experience. We also have Tipis for hire.
Why are Encompass Training great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
We are a friendly run activity centre, we are small enough to care but large enough and experienced enough to matter. A residential outdoor education programme can be an extremely powerful, meaningful and fun learning experience. We aim to provide an Outdoor Education experience that will be the highlight to any educational or youth programme.
At Encompass Training we believe passionately in the value of real outdoor education. As such we can run a wide range of activities and programmes.
All of our outdoor activity programmes are flexible and can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.
What activities are available during group visits?
We offer a wide range of outdoor activities that are hosted both on and off site across Devon. Onsite activities include Climbing Wall, Bush Craft, Orienteering, Team Building, and Archery. Popular offsite activities include Coasteering, Canoeing, Rock Climbing and Gorge Walking. There is also a range of special activities that can be arranged including Caving, Mountain Biking and Quad Biking.
What size groups do you cater for?
The capacity is approximately 70 guests We cater for all ages ranging from school years 4,5 and 6 up to university groups and even corporate customers, due to the flexibility of our outdoor programmes and staff.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Is there first aid on site?
All staff are first aid trained.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Disabled wet room and ground floor bedroom with ramps.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
- We offer groups sole use.
- All staff are First aiders.
- Institute for Outdoor Learning
- AALA Watersports Licence
- Founder member of BAPA
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