Northcourt is a Grade II-listed Jacobean manor house on the Isle of Wight, set with 15 acres of splendid gardens. It is suitable for all sorts of parties and celebrations, as well as for corporate and business use.
The house can sleep a total of 40 guests, and can be rented separately or altogether in three parts: the North Wing (sleeps up to 18 adults with two children’s beds), Little Northcourt (the West Wing, sleeping 14 adults and 2 children), or Northcourt (the East Wing), which sleeps 12 for Bed and Breakfast.
The North Wing
The North Wing was originally the ‘front’ to the house, and has the grandest guest bedrooms and reception rooms. There are nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and fold-up beds and cots can be supplied for children. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and has an en-suite, great for guests who’d rather avoid stairs.
The reception rooms include a kitchen (with a table for 16), a living room and the ‘Music Room’, which has high-ceilinged and painted a glorious raspberry pink. It also has a grand piano and can be transformed to provide formal dining for over 50 guests.
Outside, there is a south-facing terrace and a three-acre Games Field, for raucous game-playing. Or impromptu lacrosse, if you’re feeling Blyton, and have the sticks. There’s also a grass tennis-court, with a net.
Little Northcourt (the East wing)
Little Northcourt was originally the servant’s wing, and has a more relaxed and home-like feel than the North wing. The house sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms, and children’s beds and cots available. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor. There’s also a playroom, upstairs.
Downstairs is a large kitchen, and a breakfast room (seating 10); a living room and a sun room, which leads onto the garden. The garden is south-facing, enclosed and private. Guests are welcome to share the Games Field.
Northcourt (East Wing)
The East Wing operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis, and has six bedrooms, with a sitting room (with pipe organ), and dining room.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Northcourt is charming in its entirety, or in each of its parts. The house is beautifully presented and the owners work hard to ensure their guests are well looked after. My favourite bit? That Music Room, with all of its potential for pretty much any type of evening you might desire.”
About the Location
Northcourt is on the south-west of the island, within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. It’s close to the beaches and the Downs, for some very fine walks. The nearest village is Shorwell, which has a shop and a pub.
Things To Do
The team at the house can help you organise many distractions, from Boot Camps to Spa treatments to hot tubs.
The house is often used for corporate events – anything from product launches to AGM’s, dinners and talks. There is Wifi and the reception rooms can be used in a flexible manner.
The house holds a limited number of wedding breakfasts or receptions, and the church is within walking distance. A marquee can be erected on the lawn, or the Music Room can be used for up to 75 guests.