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“Deserves a very good rating.”
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NorthCourt Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shorwell
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Deserves a very good rating.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed for a few days, it is very peaceful and we liked :
The shutters for a dark room and good sleep
The beds were comfortable.
The gardens of 15 acres are beautiful.
The house is solid , and we slept well ,not disturbed by any of the other 8 guests
Shorewell is a good central location.
The pub just 3 minutes down the road was gre for ALL our dinners .
John and Christine are very Nice and helpful.
Breakfast is good
Minor dislikes :
Need your own computer to use the wifi.
Wasn't easy to find at first - need a better address for our gps which coud not find it -
it is not "main road" in Shorewell, is "Farrell way" .
We were still happy with our stay here and left most relaxed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stayed here with friends for a long weekend break and it couldn't have been a better choice. The house and grounds are amazing and the position within Shorwell means it is short walk to the local pub for dinner.
John and Christine are great hosts, the rooms are very comfortable, spacious and are decorated to compliment the age of the manor. Finding a useable table tennis table in one of the rooms complete with large oil paintings hanging on the walls was particulary memorable for me.
Highly recommended .

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Maidenhead, England
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We made a spur of the moment decision to visit the IOW and were lucky enough to find North Court had just one room available for the 3 nights we wanted. What a lovely surprise. Great location, charming hosts and superb gardens - we only scratched the surface - but gives us a good excuse to go back. The rooms were large and comfortable and the log fires perfect for the cold dismal days. Thank you John and Christine for making it a wonderful break.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

I first stayed here as a guest for a wedding celebration. Immediately, I knew that it was something very special indeed. I now come back every Spring, and bring writing students. I love it, of course, but it is wonderful to see it through fresh eyes every year, and like me they feel immediately at home and welcomed by Christine and John. See valda999 review, which says it all. I've never been on my own, but one day I plan to.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Essex farmer
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Reviewed February 15, 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!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Lancashire
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Reviewed September 11, 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, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 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, traveled with friends
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Property: NorthCourt Manor
Address: Shorwell PO30 3JG, England
Location: 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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NorthCourt Manor Isle Of Wight/Shorwell

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