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Elsdon’s Lane, Monkton Wyld

Monkton Wyld, 

Dorset, 


DT6 6DQ,  United Kingdom
Monkton Wyld Court is a large country house and grounds in an idyllic location in Dorset, offering a variety of courses, venue hire, bed and breakfast, hostel and camping facilities. All run by a friendly resident sustainable community.
  • Sustainable
  • Free parking
  • Low Impact
  • Rural
  • Friendly Community
  • Farm
  • Close to Coast
  • Organic
  • Nature walks
  • Free-range
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Single-Shared BathroomSingle-Shared Bathroom
from£35.00
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Twin-Shared BathroomTwin-Shared Bathroom
from£40.00
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Double-Shared BathroomDouble-Shared Bathroom
from£40.00
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Triple-Shared BathroomTriple-Shared Bathroom
from£65.00
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Family-Shared Bathroom-(for five)Family-Shared Bathroom-(for five)
from£100.00
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Family-Shared Bathroom-(for six)Family-Shared Bathroom-(for six)
from£129.00
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from£129.00
Dormitory Bed-Shared BathroomDormitory Bed-Shared Bathroom
from£20.00
No imageStudio-Shared Bathroom-Pine Hall
No imageStudio-Shared Bathroom-Old Library
No imageStudio-Shared Bathroom-Piano Room
No imageStudio-Shared Bathroom-Pizza Furnace
No imageStudio-Shared Bathroom-Outside Kitchen
No imageCamping
from£13.00
No imageSingle-Basic-Wet room-Garden View-Outdoor Kitchen/Pizza
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
3.8
Value:
4.4
Friendliness:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Facilities:
3.7
Staff service:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.1
Guest Rating: 4.3
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Bev
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
4
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"beautiful, peaceful community of people"
Privilege to stay in the community to experience it for a short while. Good shining example of how we should all be trying to live… Read more
"beautiful, peaceful community of people"
Privilege to stay in the community to experience it for a short while. Good shining example of how we should all be trying to live Read less
Likes:
peaceful atmosphere, quiet, no tv, organic food
Dislikes:
No
Guest Review for Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld
Joris
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
3
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location
3
Breakfast:
3
"Youth hostel atmosphere"
Friendly people running the place. Somewhat alternative. Decent vegetarian food.… Read more
"Youth hostel atmosphere"
Friendly people running the place. Somewhat alternative. Decent vegetarian food. Read less
Likes:
Friendly people.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld
Sarah
Alone
Stayed: Jul '17
3
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location
3
Breakfast:
5
"Relaxing"
Short break to get away from it all, and be on my own but have company if I wanted it.This was perfect for that.… Read more
"Relaxing"
Short break to get away from it all, and be on my own but have company if I wanted it.This was perfect for that. Read less
Likes:
Comfortable, didn't feel odd being on my own.
Dislikes:
The pub was a little noisy when I went to bed early.
Guest Review for Monkton Wyld Court, Monkton Wyld
More Information
3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking, Off-site parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Monkton Wyld Court
Cash (Sterling), Cheque
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
As an education centre for sustainable living, Monkton Wyld Court hosts a range of courses, conferences and gatherings for adults, families and children, providing a valued resource for the local community and for people from further afield, including the tired city-dweller seeking the re-invigoration of fresh food and country air.

With our eleven acres of gardens and meadows, we are located in a secluded valley within walking distance of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Dorset’s famous Jurassic coast, so we are the perfect base for seaside holidays.

The Grade II listed Neogothic Court was built in 1848 as a Rectory. In 1940, pioneering educators Carl and Eleanor Urban established a co-educational boarding school here to promote cooperative living and learning. Although the original Monkton Wyld School closed in 1982, the importance of farming and other practical skills and a focus on sustainability have remained central to our ethos.

The Court is now run and maintained by a resident community with the help of volunteers. We work to develop and promote a lifestyle based on mutual respect for each other and for the natural environment, and strive to live as sustainably as we can.

Decisions are made by consensus, and new community members join through a gradual process that begins with a volunteering visit.
Environmental Statement
Monkton Wyld Court is managed by volunteers who live as a community promoting sustainable and low-impact living. We grow as much of the fresh vegetables and fruit we consume as we can in a one-acre Victorian walled garden; our three dairy cows provide all our milk, yoghurt and cheese; and our free-range chickens provide eggs and entertainment. Water for drinking and washing is sourced from our wells, and rain-water is used to flush toilets; there are also two award-winning compost loos on the grounds. All waste water is purified through a reed-bed system and is regularly tested to ensure no pollutants reach the stream that runs along the bottom of our property. Meals are cooked on a wood-burning stove, and rooms are heated with a combination of wood and solar power, supplemented in cold weather by LPG and hot-water bottles. We hope you'll enjoy participating in our practice of living mindfully and helping to conserve the planet's resources.
Style of property
Eclectic, Eco-friendly, Fairytale, Secluded, Unique
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