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Monk­ton Wylde Court — Sus­tain­able Goth­ic man­sion on the Juras­sic coast

Brid­port, Dorset 

Monk­ton Wyld Court is a reg­is­tered Char­i­ty based in a Grade II list­ed 19th Cen­tu­ry Neo-Goth­ic rec­to­ry in an idyl­lic loca­tion in Dorset. The man­sion is sur­round­ed by 11 acres of land, set in a seclud­ed val­ley with­in walk­ing dis­tance of Lyme Reg­is and Dorset’s Juras­sic coast.

The house and grounds, include a meet­ing hall, a mar­quee and a pri­vate cabin.

The main house has 13 bed­rooms over three floors and can com­fort­ably sleep up to 37 guests. The seclud­ed Wyld Lodge’ can be addi­tion­al­ly hired for a hideaway.

Half house venue hire is for groups of up to 20 peo­ple and includes shared use of the Vis­i­tors Din­ing Room, Piano Room and out­side space. Whole house venue hire is from 2037 peo­ple and includes use of The Old Library, the Vis­i­tors Din­ing Room, Piano Room and our out­side guest spaces all to yourselves.

The largest of the spaces is Pine Hall, just out­side the main house. This mea­sures 13m x 7m and has a stage with a piano and a sprung wood­en floor suit­able for danc­ing. The sec­ond is the Old Library on the ground floor of the main house, over­look­ing the ter­races. This mea­sures 8.5m x 6m and is a light, ele­gant and almost-emp­ty room with a large bay win­dow. Both spaces come pre-heat­ed when need­ed by cosy wood burn­ing stoves, have adja­cent toi­lets, and can be fur­nished with cush­ions or chairs/​tables for seat­ing and/​or working.

We have our own mar­quee that mea­sures 30m x 30m and can be extend­ed if need be along with a mod­est PA sys­tem. We also host wed­dings on the pro­vi­so it is as low-impact and eco-friend­ly as pos­si­ble. You do the plan­ning we pro­vide the space.

Spe­cial Features

The whole house is also avail­able for cours­es, retreats, work­shops, wed­dings, events and large groups.

Indoors

Plen­ty of com­mu­nal areas, offer­ing peri­od fea­tures and panoram­ic views of the coun­try­side, and heat­ed by wood-burn­ing stoves. There is a beau­ti­ful sit­ting room with a grand piano, and a shop sell­ing choco­late, post­cards, nat­ur­al toi­letries and oth­er essen­tials, as well as a hall with a stage and sprung dance floor.

Kitchen: Large tra­di­tion­al veg­e­tar­i­an kitchen with a scullery, larder and Aga and gas cook­er, sep­a­rate small kitchen where meat can be cooked. access to 3 fridges, how­ev­er freez­er space is limited.

No Tv, but a pro­jec­tor can be pro­vid­ed to watch movies and for presentations.

WIFI is lim­it­ed to the old library, Piano room, Pine val­ley, Foal range and a part of the grounds.

Out­doors

Ter­raced lawns, a fire-pit, an out­door kitchen and class­room and a small ful­ly-licensed pub sur­round the man­sion. The grounds include wood­land areas, an orchard, fields lead­ing down to a stream and a Vic­to­ri­an walled veg­etable gar­den. Also, our water comes from our own wells and rain­wa­ter col­lec­tion tanks, our waste is processed through our wet­land fil­tra­tion sys­tem, and some of our out­build­ings run on solar energy.

Park­ing for 2 cars on site, plus we have access to a field for up to 50.

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Local Area

Char­mouth 2.7M, Lyme Reg­is 3.4M

Near to the beau­ti­ful Lyme Reg­is, Char­mouth and Dorset’s world-famous Juras­sic coast and close to the Dorset, Devon and Som­er­set bor­ders, Monk­ton Wyld Court is per­fect­ly locat­ed for both peace­ful coun­try­side breaks, and as a base for explor­ing the sur­round­ing area. The region is packed with activ­i­ties and sights, whether it’s fos­sil hunt­ing, walks along the stun­ning Juras­sic coast, iron age hill forts, crab­bing, don­keys, caves, trains or adven­ture play­grounds. We are also only 30 miles from Exeter, gate­way to beau­ti­ful Dart­moor, 38 miles from Glas­ton­bury and 40 miles from Bournemouth.

Rail­way stations

  • Axmin­ster (7Km)

Essen­tial Information

  • Sleeps 37 peo­ple in 13 bed­rooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Showers
  • Din­ing table for 37 people
  • 12

Avail­abil­i­ty

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Short breaks?

Yes

Changeover day

Any

Facil­i­ties and Amenities

Bed­rooms

  • Fam­i­ly Rooms: 5
  • Dou­ble Rooms: 3
  • Twin Rooms: 4
  • Sin­gle Rooms: 1

2 fam­i­ly rooms and 3 dorm rooms.

In the kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Freez­er

Out­side

  • Gar­den
  • Park­ing

Prices

Dates Price
Prices per night all year (except Christmas/​New Year)
4th Jan 2024 — 22nd Dec 2024 
£1,250
Half house hire all year per night (Excl Christmas/​New Year)
4th Jan 2024 — 22nd Dec 2024 
£800
Christ­mas week 2024 or New Year week 202425 Per night
22nd Dec 2024 — 3rd Jan 2024 
£1,600