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The main house, an 18th century gothis mansion
The sitting room on the first floor called The Piano Room
Outdoor lunch for some of our visitors
Our venue space, available for all types of events
Lunch in our visitors dining room
The view from The Piano Room
Our family room on the ground floor
One of our bedrooms with a double and a single
One of our bathrooms
The Wyld Lodge exterior
Summer sun through the trees on or campsite
Bell tents on our campsite for a group booking last summer
One of our resident dairy providers
The sitting room on the first floor called The Piano Room
Outdoor lunch for some of our visitors
Our venue space, available for all types of events
Lunch in our visitors dining room

Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth, Dorset

5 - 41 15 Bed

Large comfortable holiday house with a function room and flexible catering for families, friends and events near Lyme Regis

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth, Dorset, sleeps 5 - 41 in 15 bedrooms.

Monkton Wyld Court sleeps 36 in 13 bedrooms

Exclusive use or shared.

Monkton Wyld Court is a large mid-19th century gothic mansion and former rectory, currrently run as a rural guest house and education centre. It is south-facing, overlooking a valley of woods and pasture, some 4 miles from Lyme Regis and the Dorset coast, famous for its fossils.

We offer whole house bookings for 36 for conferences, training courses, parties, weddings and other events with friends and family, as well as a wood-construction lodge sleeping up to 7, and a small campsite with naturally built facilities such as a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, compost loos and outdoor shower and basin with running hot water.

There's a stylish function room, a comfortable sitting room, a library, and a 13m x 7m assembly/concert hall, The Pine Hall, with good acoustics and a piano, capable of accommodating up to 100 people. A marquee is available on request. The Pine Hall is available as a separate hire and ideal for family parties. Music must be off by 11pm.

We can provide meals in our capacious dining room, or you can hire self-catering facilities. Our cuisine is vegetarian, mostly organic and much of the food we supply comes from our walled garden and Jersey cows. There is also an outdoor kitchen, where you can use our barbecue or commission the use of our wood-fired pizza oven.

The Wyld Lodge is a self-contained wooden property, fully equipped, with its own washroom, shower, compost toilet, wood burner and kitchen facilities. There is a ground floor double bedroom, a second floor room with 3 singles perfect for children and a large pull-out sofa bed that can sleep 2.

Other facilities include table-tennis; a flat lawn suitable for badmintion, volleyball, croquet; a licensed bar in a glorified garden shed; a fabulous swing dangling from a branch of the largest Monterey pine in southern England; and a kid’s playground in a rhododendron thicket.

Monkton Wyld Court is a owned by a charitable trust, and managed by a workers’ co-operative. Our approach is relaxed, friendly and somewhat alternative, rather than up-market.



Mobile and 4/5G reception is good, and WiFi is available in some parts of the main house. Our reception has a landline.

Disabled Facilities

Our ground floor is fully accessible with a ramp to the entrance. There is a toilet on the ground floor but no other bathroom facilities at this time


We have a no pets policy for our house and grounds.


We serve vegetarian meals from our Victorian kitchen. There is also a self-catering kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and a pizza oven.

Dining Room

The main dining room seats 32 people and an adjacent room can seat another 12 people.

Sitting Room

The Piano Room has a south-facing bay window and contains a log fire and a grand piano. There is also a south-facing function room.

TV and Music Facilities

We have a projector and screen that can be linked to your computer is available on request. We also have a few amplifiers in our main venue space.

Games Room

Table tennis table currently set up in our self-catering kitchen which can also be moved to other parts of the house.

Heating and Open Fires

Heating is provided by wood burning stoves in our sitting and dining rooms, which circulate heat to radiators in bedrooms, backed up by a gas supply.


A mixture of rooms with 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 beds. Each room has a sink and storage for clothes. 4 of our rooms have double beds.


All bedding is provided and this includes a bath towel.


4 communal bathrooms in the house, 2 each on the first and second floor, inc showers and baths. Our campsite has an outdoor shower and compost loos.

Children's Facilities

Swings for all ages, a laurel grove where kids love to hang out, 12 acres of extensive grounds to explore, and farm animals to visit.


The lawns have tables with parasols and a licensed bar. Our adjacent camp site has an outdoor kitchen, barbecue and fire-pit and a fantastic view.

Swimming Pool

We do not have a swimming pool but the sea is a 4 mile drive, bus ride or pleasant walk away.


Parking on site for up to 24 cars, including some minibuses, and for larger summer events we can rent a nearby field.


Smoking is only permitted by the campfire, and just outside the pub.

Booking Information

Flexible venue with prices ranging from £40 per person. We can take smaller bookings and also hire our whole house sleeping up to 36 & grounds for courses and events from £1250. Different pricing options which can include camping or The Wyld Lodge are available, please get in touch to learn more.

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Monkton Wyld Court

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Weekly Price
From £8000
2 Night Weekend
From £2500
3 Night Weekend
From £3700
Midweek per night
From £1250


Monkton Wyld Court is in the tiny hamlet of Monkton opposite its surprisingly grand 19th century church. It is 4 miles from the Dorset coast and 500 yards from the A35.

  • The X51 and X53 buses between Dorchester and Axminster stop at Raymond’s Hill, 1.5 miles away.
  • The nearest rail station is Axminster on the Waterloo to Exeter line. There are trains every hour.
  • The nearest towns are Lyme Regis and Axminster, which are both 4 miles away.
  • The nearest shop and post office is at Raymonds Hill, about 1.5 miles away. Otherwise you can head into Lyme Regis or Axminster for other shops and supermarkets.
  • The nearest pub, other than our own, is the Hunter’s Lodge on the A35 at Raymond’s Hill, which also serves good food.
  • The nearest airport is at Exeter.

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Lots of space outside at Monkton Wyld Court for a range of activities

Youth & School Trips

Large house with gardens and outdoor spaces, available as a venue for educational or creative activities and gatherings, indoor or outdoor recreation and courses.

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