Monkton Wyld Court is a 19th Century Neo-Gothic mansion in an idyllic location in Dorset.

Our eleven acres of gardens, meadows, woodland and farm are set in a secluded valley within walking distance of Lyme Regis and Dorset’s Jurassic coast.

We offer bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in simple, comfortable rooms at affordable rates, as well as hostel and camping facilities. We also specialise in writer and artist retreats providing a room and meals for an extended period at a discount price.

The house and grounds, including a meeting hall, a marquee, and sleeping accommodation for up to 42 people, can be hired for conferences, weddings and other events.

We also host a variety of courses in low impact living, natural building and similar subjects.

Much of the food we serve is produced using organic methods in our walled vegetable garden, or on our farm which supports a micro-dairy of Jersey cows.

The Court is run and maintained by a resident Workers’ Cooperative with the help of volunteers. We promote a lifestyle based on respect for the natural environment and strive to live sustainably. Decisions are made by consensus, and new members join through a process that begins with a volunteering visit. Come as a guest and enjoy the relaxing, friendly surroundings of Monkton Wyld Court, or join us as a volunteer to share in our work and way of life. Either way you will experience a different way of living, one that we believe has a positive future.