Shorwell, Isle of Wight
Bed & Breakfast

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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 โ€“ and you can walk from the garden to the Needles.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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.
Pub 3-minute walk through gardens.


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


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.