Shorwell, Isle of Wight
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1983 740415

A magnificent house with matchless grounds, a short stroll from the Downs and coast. Rooms are comfortable, the terraced gardens superb


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

A Jacobean manor in matchless grounds: 15 acres of terraced gardens, exotica and subtropical flowers. The house is magnificent too; huge but a lived-in home with big comfortable guest bedrooms in one of the wings. The formal dining room has separate tables, where delicious homemade bread and jams, garden fruit, honey and local produce are served. There’s a snooker table in the library, a chamber organ in the hall and lovely antiques in every room. Groups are welcome and John offers garden tours. The peaceful village is in lovely downland – and you can walk from the garden to the Needles.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 3-minute walk through gardens.


Nightly price
from £82
2 Twin/doubles
From £82



Beautiful house in an ideal location Bedroom was large and very comfortable John and Christine were ideal hosts with plenty of valuable local knowledge

Robert, Dorchester

Amazing gardens just bursting with flowers, fruit and vegetables. Lovely 'garden notes' written by John dotted through the flower beds, detailing not just the plants but giving their story in the setting. Spacious, comfy rooms with gorgeous views of the garden. Plenty of opportunity to taste the garden produce and home-cooking at breakfast. Kind, welcoming hosts.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

My wife and I have just spent a lovely few days at North Court and were were looked after admirably by John and Christine Harrison. The house is 400 years old this year and is full of interesting history. As well as our rooms being splendid, spacious and comfortable the breakfast was scrumptious. John and Christine are rightfully very proud of their house and 15 acres of lovely garden and John was pleased to give us a guided tour of the property. He, and Barney the dog, also joined us in a conducted tour of the village. Search on Google for some interesting historical information.


wonderful manor in a wonderful village, magnificent garden, especially at this time of the year, very kind hosts with a perfect British understatement, Christine's homemade bread is delicious.


A wonderfully atmospheric house, complemented by a fabulous garden, a plantsman's paradise, and welcoming, warm hosts who, in a quiet sort of way, give freely of their time to help you get the maximum from your stay. Wonderful walks on the Downs from the door - all you could hope for and more besides ! Definitely a place to return to and I am already looking forward to my next visit.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John & Christine Harrison

  • Fabulous gardens to explore, in a picturesque setting, with huge variety of plants grown by us from bananas to magnolias.
  • Cantrally situated for visits to Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Mottistone Manor gardens, Ventnor Botanist gardens.
  • Very central for wonderful walking across the Downs or down to the Coast. the Needles are 11miles, and coast two miles. freshwater Bay is 8 miles across the Downs. Buses available for return trip.
  • Alternatively you may like to visit The Garlic Farm, Dimbola, the home of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, or the Farringford, the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson. There is also the Roman Villa and Quarr Abbey of interest.
  • You can just relax with us, and enjoy the atmosphere of a grand country house.
  • If you want activity, there is walking, hang gliding, cycling, kayaking, swimming, surfing, coaster ring, riding, or enjoy a ride on the steam railway.