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Pennsylvania Castle

Wakeham, Portland, Dorset (Ref. 1003700)

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Alford

    “We all had the most amazing time .”

    In our party the ages ranged from a baby of six months to our mum and dad aged seventy five .Everything we needed was provided .On arrival we were met by lovely lady called Jo who walked us round the castle and explained everything we needed to know.Its a place we will never forget.

    In our party the ages ranged from a baby of six months to our mum and dad aged seventy five .Everything we needed was provided .On arrival we were met by lovely lady called Jo who walked us round the castle and explained everything we needed to know.Its a place we will never forget.

    - Mr Alford, November 2019

The property

This breath-taking five star gold castle will give you and your family and friends the holiday of a lifetime, set within its own stunning, private grounds, enjoying tantalising sea views on the Isle of Portland.

It is the perfect getaway for luxurious breaks to the coast to celebrate a special occasion with your family and friends.

Approach this castle through the private driveway and enter through the double doors into an impressive, yet cosy hallway.

You will find beautiful crystal chandeliers that give you the complete feeling of castle luxury from the moment you arrive.

Just off the hallway, you will find a study, which is perfect for a chilled evening with drinks and competitive card games.

As you exit the hallway into the main castle, you will find stairs rising to the upper floor and the round library, which boasts incredible, double-height arched windows, giving you your first glimpses of the captivating sea views.

This is the perfect place for curling up with a good book and a glass of wine or gathering with your loved ones of an evening, to share your memories of the day.

Use the conservatory for enjoying the outdoors all-year-round, where double doors open onto a large patio that runs the length of the castle and offers more of those extensive, sea-facing vistas.

You can enjoy a pleasant start to the day with a hearty breakfast out on the terrace and drink in the glorious views with a cup of coffee in hand.

The drawing room is rather impressive, showcasing an octagonal table, which played a historic part in the final preparations for the D-Day invasion, when King George VI, Prime Minster Winston Churchill, Free French leader General Charles De Gaulle, and General Dwight Eisenhower gathered to finalise their plan.

You would think of all this was enough for such a spectacular holiday home, but no, exit the drawing room and you will find the second conservatory, which houses an indoor heated swimming pool.

Spend your relaxation time on a lounger or enjoy a refreshing swim, the pool is available during the months of September through to June.

Tuck into a delicious feast around the table in the grand dining room and later grab a drink in the bar area, which is fully equipped with fridges, glass washer, ice machine and bar storage.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a celebratory meal, in fact why not hire in someone to do the catering for you?

Although you might rather enjoy using the large, well-appointed kitchen for yourselves.

Take the stairs by the front door hallway and arrive at the start of the bedrooms, all boasting en-suite facilities.

They have their own, individual personality, décor and signature scent, hosting remarkable views of either the established gardens or out towards the sea.

Orpheus is the name of one of the bedrooms, situated in the enchanting turret, with four feature windows, inspiring, coastal views and a huge emperor-size bed.

It also has its own free-standing, roll top bath tub, so you can enjoy an indulgent soak after an adventurous day exploring the wider region.

The two bedrooms on the mezzanine-style floor sit in the area traditionally used by the servants each with it’s own bathroom.

If you can tear yourselves away from the beautiful grounds, home to a cascading waterfall, manicured lawns and many seating areas, explore some of the incredible Dorset landmarks within easy reach, with Portland Bill Lighthouse, Church Ope Cove and the Portland Museum all worth a visit.

There are shops, cafés, bars and restaurants less than a mile away and the delicious Hayloft café is almost next door.

Pennsylvannia Castle is the most memorable of properties to share with friends and family, occupying a spectacular region of Dorset.


  • Set over two floors
  • Nine bedrooms
  • Orpheus: Emperor-size double (larger than super-king size) with free-standing roll top bath and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Raffles: Super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Half-moon: King-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Daintree: Four poster king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cape Schanck: Super king-size double with en-suite free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Royal: King-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Botanical: Family room with 2 x super king-size doubles (zip/link can be twins or doubles on request) with en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Two bedrooms on a mezzanine-style floor
  • Print Hall: Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Margaret River: Twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast island and utility room
  • Dining room, bar with fridge and ice machine
  • Conservatory
  • Drawing room
  • Study
  • Library with piano
  • Pool/games room
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker with electric double oven and hob, double fridge, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, drinks fridge, dishwasher, glass washer, ice machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky, Bose Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in the castle grounds for several cars
  • Large, enclosed gardens with lawned areas, sun terrace, seating areas, pond
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Indoor swimming pool (September-June only)
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Children to be supervised in the gardens/grounds at all times as there are multi-levels and an unfenced pond
  • Note: The pool measures at 11 x 6.8m and at its deepest is 2.1m

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

About the location


Portland 2.3 miles; Weymouth 6.8 miles; Dorchester 14.4 miles.

Wakeham is a small hamlet situated in a conservation area on the eastern side of the rugged ‘Isle’ of Portland above the beach at Church Ope Cove. The wide road running through the centre was constructed to accommodate the transport of Portland Stone by horse drawn carts from the numerous local quarries. You can learn all about the stone quarrying at a fascinating exhibition within the local Portland Museum, and then explore the nearby coastal path, a steep walk down to the cove, passing the ruins of the Grade I listed Rufus Castle and St Andrew’s Church along the way. Sheltered Church Ope Cove offers a popular base for diving as there are numerous wrecks to discover off the shore, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities locally for fishing, climbing, sailing and bird watching. Alternatively take the drive down to the very tip at Portland Bill, which juts out into the channel and watch the boats brave their way through the rough waves. Whilst the nearby family friendly, seaside resort of Weymouth offers visitors plenty of family friendly attractions. A most attractive and unique holiday destination at any time of the year.

Please note: this property can only be booked as a private holiday residence.
Please note: your booking is not firm until confirmed directly.
Please note that this property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £1,000

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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