Northcourt House

Northcourt House, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO30 3JG

15 reviews


£1,700 - £6,100

Full Weeks

£2,000 - £8,600







Northcourt on the Isle of Wight - a beautiful manor house dating from the 1600's

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.

Corporate Facilities

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.  

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2 months ago

Beautiful place with beautiful gardens!. Would and WILL be going back again already planning our next trip. To see more views of the isle of wight!. Its self catering but we prefer home cooking alot of the time!

5 months ago

We had a wonderful time at Northcourt last weekend. We came in 2009 for my 50th birthday so it was the obvious choice for my 60th this year. The gardens are as stunning as ever, and the house was magnificent - deliciously comfortable beds, great kitchen facilities and plenty of nooks and crannies for people who wanted to escape the crowd for a while. It was lovely to have so many walks straight from the door....and a tumble drier to deal with all the soggy clothing! Thank you so much for the warm welcome. We will be back.

5 months ago

A super place to recharge your batteries if you enjoy comfortable country living and peace and quiet. Space and elegance, a well cooked breakfast with home produce will wrap you up and leave you feeling relaxed and inspired. Charming hosts, John and Christine have created something special here, inside and out. They looked after us wonderfully well. (Barney the black labrador was a delight too.)

8 months ago

Such a beautiful house and gardens. We arrived on bicycles, were welcomed and shown to our rooms. We could then soak in a bath and walk into the village for supper. Breakfast the next day was full of delicious home made produce. A real gem.

9 months ago

Came here with the family for a week for our daughters birthday and stayed in little Northcourt house ( west wing). Absolutely fantastic, a beautiful retreat. Peaceful and tranquil. We all had a wonderful time. James the owner was brilliant and the couple of small problems we had he rectified straight away. Dogs are welcome and some super walks around. The kitchen was fully equipped and a fantastic lounge to sit in, spot on. The gardens are beautiful and we were fortunate to have our own private secure garden space for the grandchildren and dog.

10 months ago

NorthCourt Manor is the most beautiful private home and it is such a privilege to stay there. The hosts, John and Christine Harrson, have created a stunning and peaceful haven, and they are very welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are large and comfortable with views of the gorgeous grounds and gardens. Breakfast is home made and often from the garden and it's always delicious. It is wonderful to share such a beautiful place, and coming from the town, there is such a sense of space. The gardens are outstanding, full of birds and butterflies. We have stayed there many times since we discovered NorthCourt 11 years ago and we hope to come back ever year - forever!

2 years ago

Rooms were beautifully decorated with en-suite for both wings, plenty of space for lounging, dining, playing outside in the grand gardens. Tennis court, table tennis, fireplaces, 3 kitchens, etc - perfect stay, quintessentially English

2 years ago

To call this a B&B really doesn't do it justice. It's an old manor house, restored with care and attention to detail. The welcome was warm and friendly, the rooms are superb and the wonderful breakfasts included food from the garden. The grounds were huge, and very attractively laid out, with a good pub at the end of the garden! It's ideally located for anywhere in the Isle of Wight. I'd recommend Northcourt without hesitation.

2 years ago

We have recently stayed at the B & B part of Northcourt for 3 nights and really enjoyed our break. The property is amazing and a very grand place to stay. The grounds are immaculate. We wanted peace and quiet and we certainly got that. Our room was large and the bed was SO comfortable (we slept extremely well) but the shower was an issue for us (it's in a wardrobe). Others may find that this doesn't detract from the overall splendour of the room but we found it did. The breakfast was very fresh & tasty but a bit limited.

2 years ago

We had seven families staying in the 2 main houses. Everything was fantastic with a great welcome pack and amazing rooms. The gardens are truly special and the owners were very tolerant of our rabble. The walking and cycling from the house is brilliant and you’re very central so everywhere is less than 30 mins. Highly recommended from a group for whom this is their 24th year of big house stays.

2 years ago

We stayed at Little Northcourt over Easter with family. The house is very well suited for families with children looking for a comfortable base from which to explore the island. The owners were great throughout the booking process helping with our journey and organising rooms to suit our group. The kitchen was very well equipped and catering for a large group was no problem. Set in lovely grounds, there’s plenty to do nearby and a good local pub in the village that was happy to cater for large parties. All in all a very relaxing place to be.

2 years ago

Fourteen of us spent Christmas week in Little Northcourt. It was fabulous. The spacious rooms were perfect for our get together and the beautiful log fire made it really cosy. The house was ready for Christmas when we arrived, with a decorated tree and other seasonal touches. Even in the depth of winter we were able to enjoy walking through the lovely gardens and we were able to take a short cut to and from the midnight service in the church. James and Katherine went to so much trouble to make our stay memorable and happy and we really enjoyed the welcome basket of goodies, Thank you both very much and thank you also for finding and returning my lost glove.

3 years ago

We had our wedding at Northcourt in September and it was simply wonderful. The house is a perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate wedding; so many of our guests commented that it felt like a great house party, and that's exactly what we wanted! James was incredibly helpful throughout and put up with my incessant questions. From ladder availability to dimensions of windows, James was happy to come back to anything I put to him! Thank you for a perfect day �

5 years ago

We had our wedding reception at Northcourt, John, Christine, James and Katherine were all so helpful, understaning, flexible and kind it made the whole organisation really easy. The house itself was a stunning background. We filled it with guests, all of which were delighted by the genuine elegance of the house, the beauty of the grounds and the incredible gardens! Thank you!

5 years ago

We had a brilliant holiday, the house was perfect for a large group with small children, loads of rooms meant that the children had space to play whilst the adults could have a toy free lounge. The bedrooms were lovely with so many en suites, gorgeous kitchen with amazing welcome basket. The games room was a hit with all ages and the paddock out front was lovely to play on too. Thank you, we'll be back! x

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