Northcourt is situated on the south-west side of the Isle of Wight, on the edge of the rural, picturesque village of Shorwell, which contains the quintessential local pub the Crown Inn, village shop, and St Peter’s Church all within 3-5 minutes walk.
The house nestles just below the chalk Downs, two and a half miles from the sea and beaches, within the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Isle of Wight Biosphere Reserve. Some of the best beaches on the Island, are 10 minutes away in the car. It is an ideal location for walking and cycling holidays, with a network of public footpaths and bridleways accessible from the house, leading up onto the Downs and towards the sea. Further photos of the surrounding countryside can be viewed here: flickr
By car, nowhere on the Isle of Wight is more than 35 minutes away. With many of the main attractions including Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Mottistone Manor, The Garlic Farm, and the Needles Old Battery all within 25 minutes. As well as beaches, the Island also offers an abundance of attractions for younger children including Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill and Dinosaur Isle, and animal sanctuary’s and zoos, and for the more adventurous, organised hang gliding, surfing, kite surfing, tree climbing, kayaking, sailing and coasteering! The Isle of Wight also offers a range of fabulous dining out opportunities from AA Rosette awarded restaurants, country pubs, family friendly establishments, seafront cafes or chocolate-box tearooms serving up a range of seasonal local produce.
A range of ferry options provide frequent connections to the mainland for which we are able to offer discounted rates. Please contact us for details. A useful guide is also listed here.
Northcourt House, Shorwell
Isle of Wight, PO30 3JG