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 returns on Saturday June 17 for the 56th 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 »
We are offering a winter special offer with 20% further reductions for remaining dates during January and February. Enjoy the Isle of the Wight at its quietest and if the weather allows, enjoy some fabulous wintry walks onto the Downs, accessible directly from the house; or if the weather does not allow, enjoy the warmth of the house,… Read more »
Unfortunately we have no availability during the summer school holidays 2017 with 2018 booking up fast. We have some mid-week availability during June and September. With weekends not available until October.
We are a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner as a result of the many wonderful TripAdvisor reviews. As well as the reviews here we also receive personal written thanks, some of which are included below: “Thanks again for a wonderful weekend, a resounding success all round, weather notwithstanding. A beautiful house in beautiful location, and… Read more »
Northcourt gardens are open over the weekend of the 18 June. On Saturday 18 June the gardens will be open as part of the Shorwell Midsummer Fair which is open from 13:30 until 17:00. http://www.shorwellmidsummerfair.org/ On Sunday 19 June the gardens will be open from 14:00 until 17:00 on behalf of the Julia Margaret Cameron… Read more »
BT Openreach (with help from the government) has gratefully rolled-out superfast fibre broadband to our rural spot on the Isle of Wight! We jumped at the opportunity and now provide high speed broadband with wifi hubs located in both wings, offering unlimited downloads at ~20MB speeds. Browse the internet for information and tips about your holiday, check up… Read more »
Northcourt – our celebration of 400 years. This year we celebrate the 400th year of building Northcourt. At least the date 1615 is on the porch. A Jacobean house of this size would have taken up to 10 years to build, cutting materials on site, and it is probable the design evolved as fashions changed,… Read more »
We have moved into the ‘Gardeners Cottage’ located within the walled garden. We can now keep a better eye on things and help our guests with any queries or provide information during their stay.
During a busy winter with lots of lovely bookings we managed to fit in some improvement works in Northcourt House on the top floor. We have created a new bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a family sitting room/kitchen. So Northcourt House now has 9 bedrooms, with 8 bathrooms. We have called the new bedroom ‘Turner’ after… Read more »