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.
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.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Monkton Wyld area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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