The new normal #ruleofsix


Well that was good whilst it lasted….! We have had a wonderful summer and it has been great to be able to share the house again with so many lovely, appreciative guests, as we get used to a new normal.

With the new Government legal restrictions coming into force from Monday 14th September 2020, unfortunately and with real sadness, we will not be able to take bookings over the autumn/winter for more than 6 people (or more if a single household, or if joined with a ‘linked’ family). So if you are looking for a self-catering property with large bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, and lots of space to socially distance, in a magnificent manor house located on the rural Isle of Wight, then look no further! We are offering significantly reduced rates to reflect these new low-occupancy requirements.

We, like many others, firmly believe that a self-catering holiday on the Isle of Wight is the perfect way to get away from the crowds and spend time as a family or your closest friends in a safe environment. The Island has so much gorgeous countryside to offer, with walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and exploring, and Northcourt offers plenty of space away from others.

We are ensuring that the property is cleaned and sanitised to the COVID Ready Guidelines from PASC UK (Professional Association of Self-Caterers of whom we are members) and Visit Britain. We submitted information for approval to Visit Britain and have been awarded ‘We’re Good to Go’ COVID-19 Industry Standard. As part of this, we have produced a COVID-19 Guest Charter, which outlines what we are doing to keep everyone safe, and what measures we expect from you (please do ask for us to send you a copy).

Please note, all future bookings will be made under our existing rental terms and conditions, but you can rest easy in the knowledge that we would look to reintroduce more flexible terms should there be a repeat of any pandemic travel restrictions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Northcourt, under this ‘new normal’.

Oh… and if you are looking for a big group to stay in anticipation that we get back to a slightly better ‘new normal’, and if you manage to find any gaps in our availability calendar for 2021, then please do contact us.