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.
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 reinvigoration of fresh food and country air.
With our eleven acres of gardens and meadows, we are located in a secluded valley within walking distance from Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Dorset’s famous Jurassic coast, so we are the perfect base for seaside holidays.
The Grade II listed Neo-Gothic 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. More about Monkton Wyld Court and the History of the Building.