Prices from £6,000 for 2 nights
Sleeps 20 people
Pennsylvania Castle is a spectacular castle that has an enviable position on the Dorset coastline, perched on top white cliffs with far reaching sea views and direct access to a picturesque sheltered cove. There is a fantastic indoor swimming pool that can be converted into a huge banqueting hall, flooded with natural light and offering breathtaking sea views. The spectacular gardens and terraces are ideal for garden parties and cocktail evenings and the beautifully furnished accommodation lends itself perfectly to large groups, with nine luxurious bedroom suites and extremely spacious living and dining areas creating the ideal venue for special celebrations or family holidays by the sea. PLEASE NOTE REDUCED PRICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SMALL GROUPS.
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Pennsylvania Castle’s dramatic setting on the cliffs above a secluded cove in Portland, Dorset, is hard to fault, with stunning views over the landscaped gardens to the sea. The Jurassic Coast is famous for its stunning scenery, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many unspoilt beaches in the local area. A pathway from the gardens 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.
Imposing gates lead to a sweeping driveway to the front of the property with mature trees and shrubs. There is parking to both the front of the castle and in a large parking area to the north side of the property. The extensive landscaped gardens and grounds include large lawns (one with a wedding pergola), terraces with outdoor dining facilities and sun beds, English, Italian, Tropical and Japanese gardens, and direct access to a sheltered beach just a few minutes walk from the castle. There are amazing views from most parts of the terraces and gardens, and ponds, fountains and waterfalls are featured throughout the grounds. The lawn beyond the Italian garden can be used as a helipad if required.
Explore photographs of Pennsylvania Castle here, with a selection of images showing the exterior, interior rooms and bedrooms, along with the grounds and setting of this truly beautiful property.
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- Indoor swimming pool
- Sea views
- Direct beach access
- Character property with turrets
- Feature fireplaces
- Terraces with outdoor seating and BBQ
- Flexible dining options for 8 – 90 guests
- Wedding licences for 30 – 100 guests
Services & Activities
We can arrange a wide variety of additional services:
- Private chef/catering
- Daily housekeeping
- Spa treatments
- Wine tasting
- Sailing, diving and fishing trips
- Baby sitting
- Helicopter transfers
In the area
Pennsylvania Castle is located on the coast of Portland in Dorset, with the village shops and pubs ten minutes’ walk away. The bustling town of Weymouth is just 7 miles away, with a wider range of restaurants, shops and bars. The castle is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful Dorset coastline, with the city of Bournemouth an hour away by car.
Thanks Becky, we had such an amazing time!! Everything was perfect! And thank you so much for such a wonderful and thoughtful gift – the champagne and chocs were a lovely surprise when entering the room!
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We have personally visited and inspected every single property in our portfolio and are extremely selective about which properties we recommend to our clients, so you can rest assured that each property meets our strict standards and is an accurate representation of the details and photographs you see on our website. We value honesty and integrity above all else and will ensure you are aware of anything you may need to know before you book, be it a creaky floor board or a limited mobile phone signal. Our property visits give us an in-depth understanding and first-hand.
Pennsylvania Castle is one of the loveliest properties in our portfolio, another of our favourites (yes, we have many). The grounds are just beautiful, cascading down to the coastline with panoramic sea views, the terraces are perfect for al fresco dining or an elegant drinks reception in this most beautiful of settings. Pennsylvania Castle itself is wonderful too, light, airy and elegantly furnished, with a feeling of understated luxury throughout. Add in the charming town of Portland which is just ten minutes’ walk away and the abundance of beautiful beaches nearby and you have the perfect coastal retreat for relaxing breaks, special celebrations and sophisticated weddings.
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