Clifftops is a unique development of five luxury lodges, hewn out of the Portland stone cliffs
that sit on the edge of Pennsylvania Castle Estate. Designed by Morrow + Lorraine
Architects, the building forms an integral part of the historic Estate landscape. The project
focuses on respecting the natural environment of the Jurassic Coast, the sympathetic yet
modern design showcasing the next step for the development of The Estate.
Guests will be drawn to the ancient fossilised sea creatures, captured within the stone walls of Clifftops. The stone itself has been selected from Portland’s Albion Mines and cut just minutes away from the Penn Estate – look out for the local mason’s inscriptions and doodles. Outside the lodges, award-winning Landscape Architects Coe Design has recreated the clifftop flora which integrates into this area of Special Scientific Interest. The copper wrapped lodges will sustainably age to retreat into the natural landscape over time.
The Clifftops lodges are individually named and decorated to reflect their environment. Together they tell the story of how the sea, stone, wildlife, weather and people shaped Church Ope Cove. We have named the lodges Blue, Stone, Copper, Silva and Ope.
Entertaining on Clifftops
You are able to exclusively hire the whole of Clifftops to accommodate and entertain your guests. Add this to a hire of the Castle and you create many options on how you use the Estate space during your hire/event.
Whilst all lodges can benefit from our catering services there are three distinct areas where your guest can gather for a function. So you can save the Castle for the main event all Clifftops function areas are hidden away from the Castle. Lodge Ope with in and outdoor entertaining space, and the Roof Garden Deck.
A Tailored Luxury Experience
As with all Penn Estate accommodation, we will design your stay at Clifftops around you. Whether you would prefer to take self- catered accommodation, a range of bed and breakfast options, or to use the lodges for a private event; we will ensure every request is covered. The Estate Team can meet all your requirements from local activities through to catering and housekeeping, creating a bespoke experience throughout your stay.