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“Great place for a large group to stay”
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NorthCourt Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shorwell
Essex farmer
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7 hotel reviews
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“Great place for a large group to stay”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Sixteen of us stayed in February for a four night bridge break and it was a great success. Rather like staying in a stately home with genial hosts, John and Christine made sure we were very comfortable and we had the house to ourselves. All rooms were en-suite and were mostly very large, Although we stayed on a bed and breakfast basis (brilliant breakfasts) there were two additional kitchens for self-catering or the pub was just three minutes away, where we had a bar to ourselves as well. Although we stayed the coldest week of the year, we hardly noticed as the heating was turned up and two wood burners and an open fire blazed. The enormous lounge seated everyone comfortably and still had room for four bridge tables. Centrally situated on the island, everywhere is just a few minutes away and public footpaths are everywhere.
I would thoroughly recommend North Court for a large group of friends for a celebration or - a bridge break!

Room Tip: General Gordon or Lady Gordon probably the best but several others very desireable
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Amazing mansion in Shorwell with huge fabulous gardens. John and Christine are charming, and full of information about the island, with lots of maps and walks to borrow. Our room was huge with a small shower annex as well as a separate small bathroom and a large window overlooking the garden. When we were there, breakfast included figs and raspberries from the garden. Don't expect streamlined luxury - go to an expensive hotel for that, but for a relaxed, amazing value B&B it can't be bettered. Plus - The Crown Hotel is a stroll though the extensive garden (by torchlight after dark - don't forget to bring one). The food there is very good, so make sure you book your table.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Our stay at Northcourt definitely exceeded our expectations. I agree with all the comments below so would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful hideaway in a beautiful historic house with absolutely gorgeous romantic gardens. Accommodation on the Isle of Wight does tend to be a little dated but Northcourt is traditional & authentic and we were not at all disappointed. We appreciated the little extras that not all B&B's provide - fresh flowers from the garden, candles in the bathroom and fruit from the garden at breakfast which in our case were raspberries & blackcurrents. Christine & John obviously work extremely hard to keep the house & garden looking as wonderful as they do but are at the same time welcoming & helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

We spent four nights at Northcourt in the Lady Gordon suite, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Northcourt is a wonderful period building, surrounded by its own beautiful gardens and a field full of sheep. John and Christine welcome guests into a charming house that is very much a home. We liked our comfy super-king bed and separate sitting room, and the characterful plumbing of the deep roll-top bath only added to our enjoyment. The TVs (two in this suite) are small with limited reception, but they are okay, and one does not go to a place such as this to watch TV - apart from the News, of course! Guests are invited to partake of snooker in the historic library, and table tennis in the immense expanse of the old music room. Breakfasts are excellent, and John and Christine attentive and charming hosts. We look forward to returning in the not-too-distant future.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2011

Stayed alone three nights in this Magnificent Period House with excellent helpful/friendly hosts,lovely room and comfortable bed and great bathroom.

The Breakfast selection was excellent and so too the quality of other visitors.Wonderful entance hall,staircase.You felt like a Lord for three nights.

Dinner at the Crown Inn was excellent and rounded off each days sighseeing well.
Very little to fault.Excellent value.Will visit again.If you want somewhere very special in quiet settings this is the place.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

We stayed here for a winter weekend away on the isle of wight and it was fantastic. It is private and secluded and surrounded by lush farmland and grounds. The rooms are really big and the beds are extremely comfortable. The owners John and Christine were very friendly and helpful, offering us an evening wine in the living room as they had left over wine from a lunch party. There dinner and walk recommendations were also fantastic. The best part however was the amazing breakfast - everything was homemade including freshly cooked granola and the most amazing home made bread! Would highly recommend this place for a weekend away.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

Beautiful house and spacious gardens, warm welcome. Great central location on the island.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank rambler_gary
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Property: NorthCourt Manor
Address: Shorwell PO30 3JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shorwell
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shorwell
Number of rooms: 6

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