Supporters Accommodation

Exclusively for Jim Cronin Memorial Fund Charity Members and Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre Adoptive Parents!

The Jim Cronin Memorial Fund is pleased to offer our supporters with accommodation to rent for a minimum duration of 2 nights. With a wide range of accommodation available from 1 bedroom through to 6 bedrooms, they offer the perfect base for your next visit to Monkey World and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

House guests also benefit from early entrance (9am) and breakfast on arrival at Monkey World on each day of your stay. For more information or to make a booking, please contact 01929 462487 or email [email protected].


Thank you again for providing the perfect base for us to stay for our latest trip to Monkey World. The 2 bedroom flat was perfect for our stay and was spotlessy clean as ever.
We look forward to our next stay with you in November.
– Graham & Caroline

We had, yet another, lovely stay in The Retreat so a big thankyou!

– Steph

We would just like to say a huge thank you to you and to Rob. We stayed at the Retreat 28th to 30th October and had an amazing time. It was a real surprise to finally see the Retreat, such a lovely setting hidden in the woods. The early access to Monkey world was a great experience which we all enjoyed and couldn’t wait to do again the second morning! We felt very privileged to have that early access watching them. We will definitely be looking to come back to stay at the Retreat.

We got back yesterday from our third stay at the Jim Cronin flats in Wool.
Just wanted to say what a brilliant weekend my sister and I had. Being first in and last out of the park is really special.
The horrendous weather on Saturday didn’t dampen our spirits as we knew we had a lovely warm flat to return to. As usual the standard of cleanliness and everything else about the flat was excellent. We are already looking forward to our stay next year.

– Michele and Marie

Just wanted to let you know what a great time my daughters and I had when we visited last week. We stayed in your 2 bed flat in Wool.
This flat was lovely, very clean and nicely decorated. Much better than usual for holiday rentals, we were very comfortable and pleased to have booked there. Hopefully we’ll be able to come again very soon.

–  Lindsey

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. The Flat was immaculate and everything we needed was to hand.

We’re having a great time and love the house.
– Mark

The house was lovely and I wish we could have stopped longer.  The first morning we looked out and there was a deer & her fawn on the front lawn which was a great start to the day. Worth the 5 hour journey to get there.
– Gillian & Ann

We have just got back from spending the weekend in the 1 bedroom flat. The flat is very cosy and spotlessly clean which made our stay even more enjoyable. The two earlier starts at the park was amazing. We got to see and hear the primates which was so massively different to going in a the normal time. Thank you for a brilliant weekend.
– Michelle and Marie

We would just like to thank you for a wonderful stay at your supporters flat in Wool. The flat is decorated to a high standard, we loved all the pictures on the walls and to catch up on some Monkey Business DVD’s on a rainy afternoon! – plus a bonus of a nice pub next door.
Above all, the early entry to the park was just great, all the staff were very helpful and friendly and it was great having the park which felt like to ourselves to hear all the Monkeys talking to each other when the park was quiet! , well worth the long trip from York to Dorset. Hope to visit you all again soon.

I am writing regarding our stay in your one bedroom flat last weekend, and to thank you for your amazing service.
Firstly the flat was perfect for us clean, tidy and well equipped, the monkey accessories just made it even better! The early entry was an absolute amazing addition to the trip. It is a privilege to be allowed in early listening to the Gibbons morning call was fantastic, the park is so peaceful first thing in the morning watching the chimps was breathtaking. The bacon sandwich and tea was superb, all in all a lovely weekend (well worth our 10 hour round trip from North Yorkshire!!). I spoke to a couple of people whilst booking this trip and everyone was so helpful and super friendly.
Keep up the good work with everything you do at Monkey World. Many thanks!

Thank you so much for arranging our stay at The Hideaway. It was wonderful, deeply impressive. Simply, we love Monkey World!

Just to let you know we had a wonderful time staying at The Hideaway. The location was beautiful and the flat was great , it was beautifully decorated with the lovely pictures and monkey ornaments and it was very clean and fresh.
It was a privilege to have early access to the park and to be able to see the our primate friends just after their breakfast and to hear the morning song of the gibbons. Breakfast was very good , the whole experience was first class and we shall be returning next year to The Hideaway.
Thanks again. – Mr & Mrs Price

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your stunning flat. It was perfect for our couple of days away to see the wonderful Monkey World. Keep up the good work – the Dawsons

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for a wonderful stay at the JCMF flat (2 bedrooms) The place was so lovely with all the beautiful artwork (Sallys drawing I spotted as soon as we walked in and made a little tear form in my eye) The flat was warm and inviting with lovely homely features. It was clean and comfortable and made our trip from Lincolnshire to Dorset really worth the stay. We loved having the early access to the park and the delicious breakfast was a tasty bonus.

I just wanted to say thank you for my stay in the supporters’ flat and the early entry to the park. The flat is lovely, particularly with all the drawings and knick-knacks around, which make it feel like home.
Having breakfast while watching Hananya’s group and listening to the gibbons call was incredibly special – and there were very few other humans about, which was wonderful!
It was an experience that I’ll never forget – thank you so much

My parents just got back from a short break at one of your flats. They thoroughly enjoyed their time there and have asked me to pass on their praise for everybody at Monkey World and the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund. They thought that getting into the park that hour early was special and thanks to all the care staff that spent time talking to them about all the primates.

I would like to tell you that the holiday in the supporters flat that I booked for my wife for her birthday was well received by her.  From the moment that we arrived at the flat and opened the door and walked into a clean and well maintained accommodation started the whole holiday off well. The birthday card that you had left for her was a nice surprise.

 Just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for the flat at Wool. It was very clean with loads of space – quite surprised on the size. Lovely flat in a lovely village.

To Rob and team, we’re blown away by how amazing the house is and how clean and well equipped it is. It’s made our stay even more special. We’ve had a brilliant time and we hope to come back again soon. Thank you very much, from Kate, Robyn, Dean, Amber + Callum

Thank you for a wonderful weekend in such a beautiful house & location. Really enjoyed watching the deer in the garden in the mornings & have a new appreciation of the work you do. We will be back. The Duffy’s

OMG! You were right! What an amazing place – you can definitely tell a lot of time and effort has gone into making this place special! Thanks again, Kat & Gracie

Thank you so much I love the rooms and I would love to come back soon, it has made our stay fantastic. From Amber

I wanted to say thank you, Chloe and Rob for a lovely stay at Hethfelton House last week. The house is lovely and the rooms are amazing!

Thank you very much for the best house! It is amazing, our kids love it – they said they would live here forever! We had such a fun time also in Monkey World. Every time we come here we are having the best holiday! – Teja, Rok, Gal, Ean. (The Retreat)

I just wanted to say thank you for my stay in the supporters’ flat and the early entry to the park. The flat is lovely, particularly with all the drawings and knick-knacks around, which make it feel like home.
Having breakfast while watching Hananya’s group and listening to the gibbons call was incredibly special – and there were very few other humans about, which was wonderful!
It was an experience that I’ll never forget – thank you so much! – E Wallace

I would like to say that we loved the 2 bedroom flat we stayed in, it was beautiful, it was spotless and all the small touches inside just made it all the more amazing. From the amazing prints on the walls, the DVD’s {which we didn’t even get a chance to look at}, the Monkey World cups, Gordon placemats and coasters, right down to the monkey speaker and the Monkey World oven glove. On our first morning, I was sitting outside at 6am by myself, enjoying a cup of coffee … and I realised I could hear the gibbons singing. The extra hour we got to be in the park before it opened to the public was just amazing!! We had the most amazing time, and we will definitely be back!!
D Mcbride

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your two bedroom flat this weekend. It was extremely comfortable and clean and the animal prints really set us in the mood for a wonderful day in the park. It was such a treat to spend a quiet hour in the park before opening and allowed us the opportunity of some very close up views of the adorable orang-utan youngsters. We very much look forward to a return visit in the future. Once again thank you for a wonderful weekend.
A Hedges

Having just spent my 60th birthday weekend with my family in the supporter’s flats (thank you to Debbie for helping my daughter arrange this), I wanted to say a huge thank you.
The flats are wonderful, very comfy and beautifully accessorised. It was a pleasure to stay there. To go to the park for breakfast and to see the apes before the general public came in was amazing! I have never had such fabulous views in all the years I have been coming to the park.
J Lyseight

Thank you for a wonderful stay we had at your two bedroom flat. The flat was perfect and it was so clean and spacious. We loved the decoration especially all the primate prints and the Gordon puzzle was a massive hit with our three year old son. We also thoroughly enjoyed our bacon sandwich every morning when we arrived at monkey world. All the staff we met at Monkey World were so helpful and kind to us. My son loved having the soft play area to himself before the park opened and watching Hananya’s group before the park opened was fantastic. The cafe was so clean and the highchairs were perfect to feed our 7 month old.
T Wheeler

I would just like to thank all involved in making the stay my mum and I had at the supporters flat on the 7th and 8th April a brilliant experience. I had booked the trip for my mums 70th and it was very emotional for her as she never thought she would visit Monkey World. After a 7 hour journey from the North East the staff at the park could not do enough for us. All were welcoming and friendly. The flat was amazing and had everything we needed. We had a fabulous time over the two days and again the staff we met were brilliant. So much so we hope to book and visit again next year.
T Roberts

Firstly I have to say what great Customer service I have experienced from Chloe. We have booked the two bedroom apartment through this and the adoption of Jin. thank you all for your fab support, my experience thus far has been exceptional.
M Bott

Checking out of The Retreat today and just wanted to let you know how fantastic our stay has been. The house is beautiful and has such a good feeling about it. We loved the remote location! Thank you for all your help (Monkey World was as incredible as expected and we treasured that first hour in the centre)
N Nightingale

It was my first visit to the park and everything was just perfect! The flat was fantastic – well equipped, comfortable and very close to the park The photo tour was even better than I could have imagined. Mike was brilliant and although I have thanked him myself – please thank him again for me! He was informative and helpful!
From entering the park both of us can only say that each and every member of staff we saw was happy and polite and made us feel very welcome. The dedication and passion was clear to see.
Thank you so much.
A Crook

Yesterday I got home after my lovely trip to Monkey World and the supporters’ flat, and wanted to e-mail to say thank you so much for a really super break. Mum and I had a wonderful time again, with the flat a perfect base for visiting the park and other places nearby. It is absolutely magical being able to get into the park an hour before opening time – spending time wandering around and watching the primates with only keepers for company is such a special thing to be able to do, and every single member of staff that we met was without fail polite and friendly. Everyone at Monkey World and the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund does such a wonderful job.
M Capron-tee

Just want to let you know we had a lovely stay in the flat. Much bigger than we were expecting it to be! Hot shower and comfy bed. Debbie was very friendly and helpful.
We also loved the luxury of having the park to ourselves for that first hour. We called in again on our way home just to hear the gibbons sing. Magical. The bacon sandwiches were much more substantial than we were expecting, cooked to our requirements, and lovely fresh bread. We bought a couple of sandwiches to travel home with, knowing we wouldn’t find fresher.
K Salisbury

My partner and I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for your all your help with booking the apartment and arranging the personal tour. We had a lovely stay. The apartment was lovely and we had a great time at Monkey World. We hope to visit again in the future.
L Zachary

Sorry I have not emailed you sooner but I would just like to say a big thank you for making my wife’s 25th anniversary very special and the flat was brill and very comfortable. Once again thank you very much for a wonderful weekend.
M Whitaker