Northcourt House

Northcourt House, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO30 3JG
4.9 (15 Reviews)
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About Northcourt House

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.

For the immediate period over the next 6/8 weeks we are only taking bookings for 6 people (or one household + linked bubble) to meet the Governments new 'Rule of 6'. Both wings of the manor are being offered at a 50% reduction during this period. Going forwards into 2021, to ensure guests adhere to Government guidelines, we are not taking bookings for more than 30 people and no 'house parties' (i.e. a ‘house party’ as a replacement of not being able to have an alcohol-fueled gathering with friends in a pub/bar/night club).

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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01983 740891
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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!

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.

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Phone Number
01983 740891
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