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

Call Office Team on 01297 560342


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 £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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    41 beds in a variety room sizes.
  • Open:

    All year. Office opening hours: 9am-5pm.
  • Price per night:

    £20 - £35pp.
  • 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', has a pub within walking distance and is on the IHUK signage page, the ideal for retreats page and the SW Coast Path.


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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Stay in an isolated gothic mansion!

August 8th 2018

Staying at Monkton Wyld Court is almost like a trip to the past, as it is an ancient building run by a local community who devote themselves to living a sustainable lifestyle with little modern technology.

This beautifully ancient feat of architecture is submerged within Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, which is apparent as soon and you draw open the curtains onto Monkton Wyld Court’s beautiful grounds filled with wildlife and the stunning natural landscape in the surroundings.

Monkton Wyld Court - gothic mansion - sustainable living

So much to learn and experience

July 30th 2017

Monkton Wyld promotes sustainable living by leading the way.

Monkton Wyld features dorm-style accommodation for individuals and groups in a glorious Victorian-Gothic mansion in acres of gardens and farmland within Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, and the Wessex and Monarch Ways inland. Other types of accommodation are available including B&B and camping – check out their website for the full run down.

But there’s more to it than that and you’ll discover that Monkton Wyld is a fascinating place. Building on its past as an ‘alternative’ school teaching land skills alongside traditional education, Monkton Wyld Court is a charity promoting ways of living sustainably and leading by example!

Quoting from their website: 

“The efforts made so far include fitting solar panels to the roof, installing wood-fuelled boilers and stoves, collecting rainwater for flushing toilets and adding a reed-bed system for filtering sewage, building, maintaining and popularising compost toilets (our palatial ones have won prizes!), using food waste for compost, growing our own fruits and vegetables, running our own micro-dairy, farming the land organically, using scythes to manage the grassland, recycling and reusing as much as possible, bulk-buying from ethical suppliers and cooking and eating communally, car-sharing, and lots and lots of people power and hand tools!”

So, when you stay, there’s so much to learn and experience.



Private Hire

December 2nd 2016

As well as having great dorm rates and B&B accommodation, Monkton Wyld Court is also available for private hire. The 14 rooms with 42 beds with the visitors’ and self-catering kitchen, function rooms and extensive gardens complete with fire-pit, meat kitchen and pizza oven, can be the setting for your gathering.


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