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An exclusive use Castle, situated on the scenic Isle of Portland, Dorset, perfect for family staycations, extraordinary celebrations and special occasions.  

Located on the Jurassic Coast, Penn Castle can sleep up to 20 guests within 9 luxury en-suite bedrooms, each individually decorated to provide your guests with their own unique space to relax.

Enjoy spectacular sea views from the Castle's clifftop setting, as you survey the terrace and beautiful gardens. The Castle grounds include several individually themed areas, including the manicured Italian Gardens & the romantic English Rose Garden. Whether you want to find a corner for quiet meditation or yoga, the gardens provide many locations to unwind.

During the winter months, why not take a swim in the Castle's heated indoor swimming pool, with a wall of windows that look out onto a soothing panorama of the Dorset coastline. From July to the beginning of September, the swimming pool is transformed into a beautiful Orangery, filled with games and furniture for all of your guests to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for an annual family retreat or a getaway to celebrate in style, The Penn offers a unique setting for every occasion. In addition to a lavish Dining room, where a large dining table will be set for all your guests to dine, the ground floor also offers a number of living spaces, perfect for every part of your stay. Each room has been carefully designed to create a different experience.

You could begin your days with breakfast in the Conservatory, watching the sunrise through the large double doors and windows. The study is snug and cosy for those looking to relax or can be used for a game or two on the Wii console.

The Library, set in the Castle turret, is the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks with its large French windows and gracefully curved walls. Following on from dinner, you could retire to the plush Drawing room and curl up on the comfy sofas. The gas fire can also be lit for those atmospheric winter evenings.  

Available to hire as a self-catered property, the Penn Team can also offer various catering options through their caterers.
Home cooked meals can be left at the Castle for your arrival or a personal chef and staff are available throughout the duration of your stay or for just one or two special meals. The Castle also has an exclusive wine list available if you'd prefer for the bar to be pre-stocked.

If you'd rather prepare your own fabulous feasts, you'll find the fully equipped kitchen will more than fit for the brief, with a six-hob range cooker, oven and American-style fridge. Should you require highchairs for your stay, these are available along with travel cots, if needed.

During your stay, choose from a selection of tailored services, including spa treatments and local activities. The Penn Team can assist in making your stay as individual as your wish from Wine tasting at the Castle to sailing, cycling and paddleboarding all year around. There are also plenty of fantastic pubs and restaurants to visit in the local area, should you wish to explore.

Looking to have everything taken care of whilst you are away? Penn Castle offer everything from turn down service to BBQ hire as an optional service for those looking for a little extra.

The Penn is also an ideal setting for weddings and corporate groups, with personal service and attention to detail constantly assured.

Things to note

Cot and highchair are available on request. Private chef services are available.

Tried and tested

"The most idyllic location to celebrate a family event. Thank you for amazing support, we enjoyed a weekend to remember."

"A wonderful home for the weekend, Penn Castle, with stunning views and an alluring feel. We had a ball!! Thank you to everyone at Penn Castle. A very special spot."

"Fabulous Christmas & family celebrations in this perfect venue."

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The basics


Region: Portland, Dorset
Cost (from): £5000 +vat (2 nights)
Sleeps: Up to 20
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1043

Facilities

There are nine en-suite bedrooms over two floors, accommodating up to 20 guests, each with its own floorplan and facilities, please check the property website for full breakdown and details. Bedding & towels provided, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/DVD player, Wi-Fi, gas fire, swimming pool, garden, terrace.

Local activities


Coastal walks, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, fishing, arts centre, cinema, sailing, golf, birdwatching.

At a glance

  • Exclusive, luxury castle on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, available for celebratory/group bookings of up to 20 people. Also available for weddings and corporate groups.
  • Easily accessible by car and public transport, there is a private helipad and plenty of parking space available. Nearby Weymouth Station connects with Waterloo for a convenient journey from London.
  • Meals can be fully catered by a personal chef, with a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering options. Additional services such as spa treatments, activities, local expeditions and chauffeuring can all be arranged for your stay.
  • For alternative dining arrangements, there are many excellent local pubs and restaurants in the area.
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