Monkton Wyld Court, Dorset, England
A welcoming B&B and campsite, amid rolling hills and within walking distance of the Jurassic coast. Visitors return time and again, secure in the knowledge that the hosts are doing everything they can to make their stay a green and relaxing one.
Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a bottle of pressed organic apple juice
£35/45 single, £70 double/twin, £99 triple and hostel accommodation at £20 - all prices are per night
Why we've chosen Monkton Wyld
A large country house and grounds in Dorset offering B&B (and full or half board) and hostel facilities, simple but comfortable rooms at affordable rates, either as B&B or hostel accommodation or camping. An assortment of twin/double and family rooms with up to six beds overlooking the beautiful grounds and the surrounding Dorset hills. Single guests, families and larger groups all happily accommodated. While there are no en-suite facilities, all rooms are close to toilets, showers and bath. Or camp on the old tennis court lawn, with the house facilities nearby. Put your feet up and relax in our Piano Room with wood fire and beautiful bay window view.
For breakfast, help yourself to cereal, muesli, oats for porridge, milk, soya or rice milk. Cook eggs from the resident hens to your taste and enjoy a selection of organic spreads, herbal teas and other hot drinks. Lunch and supper are available by reservation. Meals, all vegetarian, are cooked on a wood-fuelled stove in the Victorian kitchen using fresh organically produced ingredients from the Court’s own walled garden, orchard and dairy farm and from other local producers. All sorts of special diets can be catered to on request.
Monkton Wyld Court offers a unique style of B&B, full- or half-board accommodation. Extend your stay before or after one of our courses or enjoy an alternative base from which to explore the area's coast and countryside. Monkton offers a range of atmospheric options from peaceful to bustling, depending on the day. A stroll through the grounds highlights local biodiversity, and written guides to longer area walks are available on request. Nearby beaches like those at Charmouth and Lyme Regis are ideal for fossil hunting, wildlife spotting and beautiful views. The historic market towns of Bridport and Axminster are also just up the road.
How does Monkton Wyld Court minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?
Solar thermal and photovoltaic panels are used on site and the common areas are heated by wood burners. A number of guest rooms are heated by radiators from the new solar and wood-fired boiler system. They have separate bins for recycling, cooked food, compost and landfill. Rainwater is collected for the organic vegetable and fruit gardens where much of Monkton’s produce is grown. Monkton Wyld Court has a number of compost loos; two of which have won awards for design, construction and best views! Only environmentally friendly cleaning products and natural toiletries can be used on site – they have a reed bed sewage system which would be damaged by anything else.
All produce is seasonal, local and organic (from the onsite walled garden and other area smallholders) and dry goods are purchased in bulk through a regional organic wholesale distributor. They also serve milk, yogurt and cheese from their own grass fed and hand milked jersey cows, Milou and Follie. Preserves are made from their own produce and traditionally pressed juice from their own apples. The eggs come from their chickens or other local free range suppliers. To minimise their impact on the natural environment and biodiversity including the nearby protected areas, Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park, Guests are encouraged to arrive by foot, bicycle or public transport. Station pickups may be available for the cost of petrol (a vast reduction from taxi rates) to encourage travel by train.
Top eco features at Monkton Wyld Court
Uses both solar thermal and photo-voltaic on site and they also have a wind turbine
Common areas are heated by wood burners and guest rooms are heated by radiators from the wood-fired central heating system
There are two award winning compost loos (including "Best View")
Bins for recycling, cooked food, compost & landfill
Rainwater capture for vegetable and fruit gardens. Only environmentally friendly cleaning products are used and only natural toiletries are available
Vegetarian, seasonal, local & organic food (from their very own walled garden & other area smallholders)
Station pick-ups may be available for the cost of petrol (a vast reduction from taxi rates) to encourage travel by train
Directions from station:
The 31 bus from the station (Axminster to Lyme Regis) stops at the Hunters Lodge pub in Raymonds Hill, a pleasant thirty minutes' walk away from here. Alternatively, bicycles may be left at the station for your use with prior notice. Just be sure to consult the map on our website before setting out. Taxis from the station should be pre-booked: phone 07900 698569 or 01297 35007 (approx £12 one-way). Full details for different modes on the 'Getting Here' section of our website.