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Escape the Office for the Country

Fed up with looking out of the office window and seeing just more buildings? Feel like a breath of fresh country air? Looking for a place to wow clients or to hold your AGM or brainstorm your latest strategies? Then come to Northcourt Manor. Set the delightful countryside of Shorwell on the Isle of Wight,… Read more »

Celebrating Milestone Birthdays

Milestone (noun) ​an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life What exactly is a milestone birthday? When you’re 8 then 13 sounds like quite a milestone and when you’re 13 you long for the milestone of 18. But whether your milestone is 16 or 60, it’s the perfect excuse… Read more »

A Rural Retreat

Retreat: a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax. The Isle of Wight is probably one of the best places in the UK to relax and in fact retreat from the world for a while. With its coastal paths, Downs, woodlands and beaches, visitors are spoiled for choice for places to… Read more »

Contributions from a recent walking group….

Northcourt – May 2018   We met for French songs to rehearse on the upper deck Much to the intrigue of other passengers wondering what the heck!   The magnificent Medieval Northcourt our home for five days With its simply stunning grounds and secret ways   With skies blue and a bright yellow sun We’d… Read more »

Get your creative juices flowing

Creativity needs a special place to be nurtured. Virginia Woolf was a great lover of the ‘room of one’s own’ theory whilst others feel more comfortable in the surroundings of other creatives. Northcourt has legacy of poets and artists who have stayed at the Manor over its 400 years. Probably the most notable was the… Read more »

Spring at Northcourt

The Beast of the East coupled with Storm Emma meant that spring has been slightly delayed here at Northcourt. The Isle of Wight became the Isle of White for a few days and all of the plants and bulbs that were beginning to show their pretty faces, retreated. But all is not lost and soon… Read more »

Northcourt: A memorable location

Aristotle said that ‘memory is the scribe of the soul’ and we all look to our family and friends as those to make our best memories with. January is the time when we start to think about what the year ahead holds and how we can best spend it with those we love. Where will… Read more »

Ongoing estate improvements

This year we reinstated the estate railings along the drive, which would have been removed as part of the war effort. It was only fitting that we asked local Island blacksmiths, W. Stay & Sons, who were founded over 200 years ago, to forge and install the new railings and gate to the paddock.  … Read more »

Shorwell Midsummer Fair

Shorwell Midsummer Fair returns on Saturday June 23 for the 57th consecutive year. The traditional village fair is held in the grounds of Northcourt and has changed little since 1961. It is totally uncommercialised and the many attractions and stalls are run by local people and organisations. Additionally there is a tea tent and arena events including a… Read more »

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