Monkton Wyld Court, Elsdon's Lane, Monkton Wyld, Nr Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6DQ
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OverviewThis Victorian-Gothic mansion is located in Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, and the Wessex and Monarch's Way long distance footpaths. B&B is from £35 per bed and dorm style accommodation is available for £20. Guests can use the vegetarian self-catering kitchen to prepare their own meal or vegetarian meals can be pre-booked. It is also possible to camp in the grounds. Monkton Wyld Court is a charity promoting ways of living sustainably. Volunteers live communally and heat and cook using wood. Fresh water comes from wells and is UV treated; the volunteers use compost loos. Fruit and vegetables are grown in the organic garden; and three Jersey cows provide all the milk, yoghurt and cheese. Flush toilets and private rooms available for guests.
Beds & Rooms:42 beds in various room sizes.
Open:All year. Office opening hours: 9am-5pm.
Price per night:£20 - £37.50pp
Booking:Book via website, by email or by phone.
Directions:Off A35 between Bridport (East) and Axminster (West), about 4 miles north of Lyme Regis. Monkton Wyld is sign-posted from the A35; 1 mile up the lane you will see St Andrew's Church on left, driveway is just beyond it on right.
Public Transport:Train to Axminster. First Bus from station (direction Lyme Regis / Bridport) to Hunter's Lodge (10min) + 40 min walk along B-road and lanes.
Walks:Long Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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Bring your family to a Victorian gothic mansion.
March 10th 2021
Fancy a change to raise the spirits? Come and spend a few nights with your family in our Victorian gothic mansion in Dorset. There’s lovely walking nearby plus the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.
You’ll also have access to our twelve acres of grounds including a stream, woodland and there will be someone from our community members who will be on hand to happily give you a tour of the site including our walled garden and adjacent farm.
Sustainable living in a truly heart-warming location…
September 27th 2019
Cast in a pink sunset glow, the mist around Monkton Wyld settles delicately on the rolling fields.
The volunteer staff live communally in a technology-free lifestyle, collecting vegetables from the garden, and milk from the three jersey cows. Staying here you truly feel part of a community, and contributing to the environmental cause.
This Victorian-Gothic mansion is part of the UK’s Independent Hostels network
September 24th 2019
In rural Dorset, Monlton Wyld Court is run by volunteers to promote sustainable living and holidays. Guest can stay in B&B rooms or dorms and there is a vegetarian self-catering kitchen, cosy lounges and amazing building and grounds to explore.
The Grade II listed Neo-Gothic Court was built in 1848 as a Rectory and latter became a pioneering school for cooperative living and learning. With easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, and the Wessex and Monarch’s Way long distance footpaths its an ideal base for an alternative holiday.
May 27th 2015
Intrigued by all we had read about Monkton Wyld Court we made a tiny detour on our holiday to Lyme Regis to stay for a night in this Gothic mansion. What a privilege it felt to spend time in this simply furnished building with its ornate ecclesiastical architecture.Read More