News, and offers


No offers I am afraid, other than a good deal on the ferries and a forth night discount.


We last opened for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 23rd  May 2021 with 300 visitors. We are willing to allow people to visit in 2022  by prior appointment. 


Magnollia campbellii


Tripadvisor have given us a certificate of excellence and a top 5.0 rating- it cannot get better than that ! 


Self-catering.  The West wing is operated now by our son. 

Walking, music, art and shooting parties. We have enjoyed hosting two music groups, two walking groups and  four shooting parties last year. If you want accommodation for a walking or  shooting party or other group on the Isle of Wight, we can do special rates and arrange evening meals.


Heating. For seven years now we have heated the house with wood pellets, so we are green ! and very warm.

Group visits.

We are very happy to have groups visit to view the garden and /or house-either day groups or special interest groups and will apply group discounts.

Shorwell Midsummer Fair. This was  last held on Saturday 23rd June 2019 from 13.30.   It is organised by the Shorwell Midsummer Fair committee, but no commercial stalls allowed.- see for midsummer fair photos June 19th 2010. The fair raised over £9500 in 2019 but had to be cancelled in 2020. The fair is now cancelled for 2021.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS. Please note Northcourt does  not have a civil license for weddings. We just provide a location for receptions. , but we do not have receptions in school summer holidays and avoid bank holidays. Any reception requires you to guarantee guests taking a minium number of rooms for a minimum of two nights on a b&b and/or self-catered basis. This allows exclusive use. enquire


Northcourt Stables. We have had planning granted for  residential coursein the stables and restoration of the building and kitchen garden. The plans are available on the Isle of Wight council website under Due to high costs of renovation and conditions to be satisfied, we are not yet in a position to proceed. However we have built a cottage on footprint of old glasshouses and replaced one glass house for which we received the top IW RIBA award. We fitted a replacement clock tower in June 2018, and the roof has been reslated..