Wyatt Castle Dorset Coast

Wyatt Castle The South West

A world-class castle on a World Heritage coast

From the start of its construction in 1797 right through to the present day, Wyatt Castle in Dorset has been a byword for class, elegance and style. Designed by James Wyatt, the neo-Gothic architecture of this Castle has enchanted people over the generations and attracted royalty, film makers and celebrities to enjoy the luxurious grandeur on offer. And now it is available for you for that special occasion, whether it is a wedding, an anniversary or a family gathering.

The landscaped gardens and terraces are set against the backdrop of the beautiful English Channel, with its many changing moods. The individually landscaped pathways and terraces offer opportunities for outdoor entertaining.

There are low-lying hedges, sweeping lawns, the English garden, full of charm, the magnificent Italian garden, a stunning waterfall and a tranquil Japanese tea house. And there is parking for 20 cars as well as a helipad.

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Guest Reviews

What a wonderful castle, so luxurious yet warm and welcoming. We had 20 guests ranging in age from 2 to 91 including teenagers and young/middle aged adults. Everyone said it was an amazing experience and a memory they will treasure for ever. 

Celia, Southampton

Absolutely fabulous, the history, fantastic views, the comfortable and stunning furnishings makes you feel like royalty. A joy to be here and share this experience with beautiful people.

Virginia, USA

A lovely position with amazing sea views (one could watch the endlessly changing light on the ocean for ever)... An indoor swimming pool but also a great swimming beach (pebbles)... Beautiful gardens. Nearby coastal walks and other activities... The local management team were first class... We had a really special time so thanks to everyone involved.

Christopher, Bristol

Grand and luxurious

Inside, the reception hall leads into the sophisticated drawing room with its opulent chandelier and generous windows that both let in the light and look out on the views. The drawing room, with its large bay windows looking out on the sea, can accommodate ten diners in the luxurious surroundings but if you want space for more, we can provide dining for up to 60 guests, or 100 guests in the summer months in the Orangery, perfect for an exclusive wedding.

The library has sofa seating for eight and, with great views and light streaming in through the windows, it is an ideal environment to while away an hour or two in cosy chat, or simply reading your favourite author. For an intimate meal you can choose to dine in the conservatory with its large double doors providing perfect sea views. The study has luxury seating for five and a large Smart TV. There is also a magnificent indoor swimming pool (closed in the Summer months, between May and early August - see FAQs below) and Orangery.

Bedrooms with comfort, views…

Upstairs, there are nine fantastic en-suite bedrooms over two floors. Each room is as carefully finished and as individual as the last. With views over the beautiful gardens and out to the sea, the house is a haven of tranquillity. The combination of fresh sea air, plush Egyptian cotton bed linen and superb mattresses mean you’re likely to enjoy one of the best night’s sleep of your life!

Private Chef

Whether it's a one-off special celebratory meal, or breakfast, lunch and dinner during your entire stay, we can recommend a highly trained chef to come to cook and serve from your kitchen at Wyatt Castle. A wonderful way to make your experience extra special.

Sample Menu

What to expect

Wyatt Castle Dorset From The Gardens

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Wyatt Castle just perfect. In all of our castles to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen, towels and robes
  • Complimentary bathroom amenities
  • An indoor dining room that can be set to seat anything up to 60 guests August to May and up to 100 guests May to August
  • Large indoor swimming pool (closed in the Summer months between May and early August, see FAQs below)
  • Incredible sea views
  • Beautiful tropical gardens with influences from England, Italy and Japan
  • Large sun terrace with sun loungers and BBQ
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Bar
  • Large flat screen TVs and a Bose sound system to keep you entertained
  • Cots and highchairs available on request
  • Well-equipped kitchen for self-catering including Range cooker with six ring hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • A starter set of provisions including English breakfast tea, coffee, brown and white sugar, milk and cleaning products


Portland is famous for its stone, used to build Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, and that’s just for starters! The Tout Quarry is open to the public and is well worth a visit. In comparison with the gentle hills that cover the rest of the county of Dorset, Portland Bill is craggy and wild, and quite magnificent. Visit the lighthouse (if you don’t mind steep steps) to experience the magnificent views along the famous Jurassic Coast, or take a walk on one of the many paths in the area that allow you to really appreciate the scenery and take in the sea air. A visit to the world famous Chesil Beach is a must, of course, and we recommend a visit to the Swannery. For the more active, there are all sorts of water sports: from diving to windsailing and sea angling to kite surfing. We can arrange boat hire for you if sailing is your thing. Or you can always stay dry and hire a bike!

And after that, you can swim in the pool (typically available from August to May), relax by the fire, or we can arrange for your own spa treatment in the luxury of the castle itself.


Set on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, connected to the mainland by the breathtaking sweep of Chesil Beach. As a major feature of the Jurassic Coast, Portland is well known for its fascinating landforms and spectacular sea views.

House FAQs

  • Are pets allowed?

    We're sorry, but we do not allow pets at Wyatt Castle.

  • Is the indoor pool open year-round?

    No, during the early Summer months (typically May until early August), the swimming pool is covered with a temporary floor to allow for Summer weddings and events. If the swimming pool is an important facility for you, please ask and we can confirm its availability at the time of booking.

  • Can I walk to the sea from the castle?

    Yes! A pathway just outside the castle gates leads past the romantic ruins of the 13th century St Andrews Church and directly down to the idyllic Church Ope Cove, just a few minutes’ walk from the castle.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Wyatt Castle, and check out is at 10am.

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £2,000 during your stay at Wyatt Castle. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • Are there local places to eat you can recommend?

    Yes. We'd suggest the following pubs and restaurants which are within a short drive of Wyatt Castle:

    The Cove House Inn (7 minute drive)

    The Cove House Inn Pub at Chiswell in Portland offers a friendly, cosy atmosphere with the most spectacular views Portland can offer, with the beach right on its doorstep!

    The Red Lion (20 minute drive)

    The Red Lion is one of Weymouth’s finest and most famous pubs. It is recognised for being the pub nearest to the Weymouth R.N.L.I. and is known as the lifeboat man’s pub. On the walls are great pictures and artefacts from the history of the lifeboat and its crews over the years in Weymouth.

    The Ship Inn (19 minute drive)

    A stunning harbour side pub in the heart of Weymouth; the perfect place to watch the boats go by! If you’re lucky you might even see the daily catch being docked right outside the front door.

    Crab House Café (14 minute drive)

    Situated in a breathtaking part of Dorset, looking out over Chesil Beach, this unpretentious café has its own Portland Oyster beds just a stone's throw from the restaurant so you can enjoy fresh oysters on your table within minutes of them leaving the water!

    The Dining Room (21 minute drive)

    Experience a fine blend of culinary styles influenced by Arabic, Far Eastern and Modern European cuisine at this stylish restaurant.

    The Dorset Burger Company (22 minute drive)

    A lively, family-friendly restaurant that’s a great place to go to if you’re just looking for something simple and tasty to eat. With an inexhaustible menu of burgers (types include ‘The Dorset Fire’ and ‘The Brie & Bacon’), all the food is made from produce sourced from around Dorset.

  • Is there any additional accommodation in the area?

    Yes! The Estate has also got additional accommodation - please contact us for further information.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining room can be set up to seat anything from 18 to 100 guests depending on whether the Orangery or Pool are in place.

  • Is the castle suitable for a stag or hen party?

    Sorry, Wyatt Castle is not suitable for stag or hen parties.

  • What is the nearest train station to Wyatt Castle?

    The nearest train station is Weymouth which is a 25 minute drive from Wyatt Castle.

  • What is the nearest airport to Wyatt Castle?

    Wyatt Castle is a 1 hour and 17 minute drive from Bournemouth Airport.

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Wyatt Castle. The following are provided for children:
    • Cots (please bring your own bedding)
    • High chairs

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Wyatt Castle, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

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