Toast the ocean panoramas

The Castle on the Coast is a venue on the edge of the Dorset coastline and the borders of the imagination. Enjoy family dining on the terrace, take a dip in the heated indoor pool or unwind and take in the views from the sun-drenched Conservatory.

Family fun on the edge of England

The Castle on the Coast is a feast of family fun sleeping up to 20 people. Built by John Penn the grandson of William Penn founder of Pennsylvania, The Castle on the Coast is warm and welcoming in winter; cool and relaxed in summer.

Turn the heated indoor pool into an orangery-style banquet room for 100 or dine in style with room for 40 in the dining room and castle bar. Then, with the kids tucked up in bed, sit back and relax in front of the roaring open fire.

Outside, the English lawns sprawl in the direction of Rufus Castle, the waterfall tumbles gently into the fishpond. From the upper level, follow the path down through a tropical garden to find the tranquil Japanese tea house.

After you’ve taken in the impressive sea views, you’ll sleep soundly in en-suite bedrooms where the chandeliers glisten and the thick curtains pool onto the floor. When the morning sun breaks on the terrace, you could be in Tuscany. That’s The Castle on the Coast – so near, yet it takes you so far.

Pool, Gardens and Grounds

Surrounding the house there are several individually landscaped paved terraces for outdoor entertaining. Abundant box hedge divisions, sweeping lawns, a dry stone retaining wall and creeper-clad elevations form the English gardens.

To the south-west lies a magnificent Italian garden with rectangular lily ponds and rose beds, as well a beautiful ornamental fountain. From the upper level a pathway descends through a tropical garden passing the waterfall and arriving at the tranquil Japanese tea house.

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Living Spaces

After entering the dramatic Reception Hall guests may retire to the Library and throw open the French windows onto the terrace or take solace in the study to catch up on some work.

Down the hallway, the bright and sunny conservatory offers a relaxed dining and sitting area overlooking the sea. On into the Drawing Room the views become even more impressive with a more formal sitting room and intimate dining area in front of a roaring fire with wide screen TV and Bose surround sound system available.

Cooking & Dining

The large central kitchen provides the ultimate ‘hub’ of the household.

Towards the south of the property lies the magnificent heated indoor swimming pool (October – March) which can also be turned into an orangery-style banqueting room overlooking the grounds capable of seating up to 100 people (April – September).

Adjacent to the pool room is the Dining Room and Castle Bar which can seat up to 40 people for a more private dining experience. The oak flooring provides a fantastic dance floor for music and entertainment on into the evening for private parties.

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The Castle on the Coast has 9 luxurious bedrooms all with en-suites.

There are seven double bedrooms on the first floor and two twin bedrooms on the mezzanine floor.

The master bedroom on the first floor and up to two additional bedrooms can be turned into a private suite.

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What people say

What people say

"Definitely the most amazing house I’ve ever stayed in! Thank you so much. " - James
"A massive thank you to the team. The Castle is beautiful and created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. We’ve had the most amazing day. Thank you" - Mary
"An amazing house in a stunning location – perfect for a wonderful weekend" - Simon

Get the most from the coast

Explore the Jurassic Coast with crabbing or coasteering. Fish for mackerel, walk for fun. Spot seals and dolphins in the surf. Eat heartily with fish and chips on the harbour wall, Michelin-starred dining, or summon up a chef back at base.

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