Great Potheridge House

The house, set in six acres of land, is the remaining wing of General George Monke’s mansion house. It is a grade 1 listed house, with an oak panelled dining room, the original staircase with a painted ceiling, a huge fireplace with a log burner in the lounge and lots of history to be discovered. There is a barn complex too, just across the car park.

Our current capacity is approximately seventy five students plus staff.


  • fully-catered and varied menu, with all dietary requirements accounted for.
  • Bunkhouse-style group accommodation divided between the house and the barn complex
  • Leaders’ accommodation in separate rooms in the main house and the barns
  • Showers and toilets in the barn complex and main house, with separate facilities for staff
  • Duvets and bedding provided for all groups (except campers)
  • Specialised activity equipment supplied, with a stock of waterproofs and wellies if you don’t have your own.
  • Full £5 million Public & Employers' Liability Insurance, an AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme) licence, and the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge.
  • Encompass staff on site throughout all programmes, with keypad locks on doors if required and nobody else around for miles! All staff are DBS checked and referenced.
  • Six acres of fields and lawns in a magnificent setting for on-site activities and letting off steam during free time.
  • Camping facilities available, e.g. for Guides, Scouts or Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions or any group wishing for an under-canvas experience.

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