Monkton Wyld Court, Elsdon's Lane, Monkton Wyld, Nr Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6DQ

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This 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the IHUK signage page, the ideal for retreats page, the SW Coast Path and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Monkton Wyld Court Gothic Hostel

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.

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Monkton Wyld Court is now officially Good To Go!

July 1st 2020

We’ve been certified by the British Tourist Board that we have followed government and industry guidelines ensuring that processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and social distancing.

We still have pitches for camping and bed & breakfast places available. For camping it is £175 for seven nights starting from Saturdays and in our house each family can have an entire floor including a living room, their own bathrooms and self-catering kitchen for £800 for six nights from Saturdays. More information is on our website but places are limited.


Monkton Wyld Court is opening soon for bed & breakfast and camping

June 23rd 2020

We are currently taking reservations for camping pitches and a ‘suite of rooms’ in our house for July and August.

We are limiting the amount of people that can come to our house and grounds by limiting it to two families in the house each week and three families each week for camping. All of the available slots begin on a Saturday and are for a week. Camping from Saturday to Saturday is £175 per pitch and a suite of rooms from Saturday to Friday is £750.
We are putting in place a rigorous cleaning procedure in place between arrivals and making sanitiser and soap available at all communal areas eg doorways.

Find other accommodation re-opening here.


Dates available for bed & breakfast in July and August

June 15th 2020

Subject to government guidelines Monkton Wyld Court will be able to accommodate three separate family households at a time. You will have bedrooms tailored to your needs as well as your own toilet, bathroom and your own lounge/dining area.

Families can pay a set price of £750 for six nights or £1500 for a thirteen night stay. The price will include breakfast and a wood fired pizza meal provided once a week.

Find accommodation re-opening here.


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