About Grenville House

Based in Brixham, only a stone’s throw away from the sea, Grenville House is in the perfect location to explore the local area and take part in an exciting programme of outdoor activities, creating life-long memories.


The local harbour is ideal for Raft building, Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding, while on site we have our own High Ropes Course and indoor climbing wall plus space for problem solving outside. Just a short walk along the coast path takes you to Berry Head Nature Reserve where you can take part in Abseiling, Coasteering and Orienteering. Further afield we offer caving and walking on Dartmoor.

Our centre is equipped with a large kitchen, drying room, an extensive changing facility including a mobility changing room and large communal rooms. Staff bedrooms and dormitories are on the two upper floors all with bunk beds and spectacular sea views. We offer both residential and non-residential activities to Schools, Groups, Families and Friends; as well as being able to provide catering. You can even just hire the building.


If you choose to take part in our activities, we have a dynamic team of instructors who aim to ensure you are provided with an engaging outdoor experience which is inspiring and inclusive. A love for the sea and the outdoors is shared across both the domestic and instructional team, which is projected onto our guests and helps us to deliver a memorable stay.


The Grenville House Approach

The main purpose of the Charity, is to seek to enhance the social and personal development of young people. By engaging people in the local outdoor environment, using the Centre’s excellent facilities, and providing a residential experience we can effectively achieve these aims in a friendly and nurturing setting.


Residential groups have sole use of the Centre during their stay and are free to use the facilities as they wish. Our Instructing and Housekeeping team are on-hand to help throughout the day. In the evenings you have the Centre to yourselves supported by access to our Senior team should you need it. In order to help groups have a successful visit, the Centre’s own general guidelines are established upon arrival and Leaders are free to supplement these with any others specific to their group.


The aim of the residential experience is to provide the opportunity to develop life-skills, mutual respect, and promote teamwork. Rotas are set up by visiting group leaders to ensure that everybody contributes to the daily routine of cleaning, washing dishes, setting tables for meals, keeping dormitories tidy etc. Children develop basic skills such as timekeeping, making beds and being organized. Most groups return to Grenville House annually and they help to maintain the high standards provided through their care of the Centre and its facilities during their stay.


Our professional and dedicated staff aim to provide a warm, relaxed and friendly, family atmosphere in comfortable surroundings. We endeavour to be as flexible and adaptable as possible to make your visit best fit your aims and needs, so your programme can be tailor made to suit them.

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The Facilities

Resident groups have exclusive use of the main Centre throughout their stay, although groups who wish to do so may share by mutual agreement.


The Grenville House residential building floor plan


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We have the following facilities available for our guests:


  • Access controlled via coded locks on all doors to the main building and changing rooms.
  • Space for up to 81 residents. Nominally this would comprise 60 children i.e. 10 activity groups of 6 , plus up to 21 staff.
  • 2 x Dorms with 18 beds, 2 x Dorms with 12 beds, 1 x room with 8 beds, 2 x rooms with 6 beds and 1 single bed room.
  • Gas central heating.
  • Full double-glazing.
  • Hot showers in the Dorms.
  • All bedding provided.
  • Dining room with hot water boiler for drinks.
  • Kitchen available for self-catering or catered options.
  • Lounge & Dining Room suitable for activities requiring a large working area such as Arts, crafts or drama workshops.
  • Smart TV and & Home Cinema system (Including Blu-Ray player) with access to the internet.
  • The Chapel, which is often used for concerts, and plays by Music and Drama based groups with table tennis facilities
  • Hard Surfaced Outdoor Playground with football goals.
  • Underfloor heated changing and shower facilities.
  • Heated Drying room for wet kit.
  • On site High Ropes Course and Indoor Climbing Wall.
  • BBQ area with picnic tables looking out over the Marina.
  • Payphone.
  • Car Parking.
  • Free WiFi.



Our housekeeping team help to create a homely atmosphere providing a variety of wholesome meals in our kitchen. Energy levels are kept topped up with many asking for seconds, thirds and sometimes more with the traditional Roast Dinner being a firm favourite.

All dietary needs can be catered for and with prior arrangement personalised menus can be set. Groups have use of the large dining room indoors or the picnic benches for Al fresco meals.

Our Kitchen facilities include:-

  • 6 Hotplate Oven and Grill
  • Bain Marie and Hot Cupboard
  • Microwave
  • Fridges and Freezer
  • Hot water boiler
  • Dishwasher


Example menus are subject to change with seasonal variations.




Have some questions? Drop us a quick message using the form below and one of the Grenville House team will reply to you asap.


    Have some questions? Drop us a quick message using the form below and one of the Grenville House team will reply to you asap.

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