UAVEND NORRIS CASTLE LLP ISLE OF WIGHT
Originally built in 1799 by James Wyatt, the man behind major alterations at Windsor Castle, Norris Castle is set to become the most prestigious wedding venues in the south of England. The Castle will boast 16 luxury rooms and 110 bedrooms. A detached farm building will be converted into a further 21 houses.
Set within over 225 acres of landscaped grounds, Historic England has upgraded Norris Castle from Grade II to Grade I in recognition of the exceptional nature of the park and garden. This prestigious castle is undergoing vast restoration works in order to convert it into a prestigious wedding venue complete with 16 luxury rooms, 110 bedrooms, spa and conference facilities.
Prestige detached houses and farm buildings set within the castles grounds will be converted into a limited collection of 21 houses, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy life in this beautiful historic setting. Each home will be uniquely designed to blend in with the heritage of the site and provide the same levels of luxury, specification and attention to detail. Owners and guests will also benefit from over a mile of beach frontage, overlooking the Solent – for those lucky enough to snap one up, Seawall Houses will perch on the sea wall.
The castle has long been visited by important historical figures with the Prince Regent, later George IV, visiting the estate in 1819. Later in 1831 and again in 1833, the Duchess of Kent with her daughter, princess, soon to be Queen Victoria, stayed at the castle for prolonged periods of time. Queen Victoria later returned with Prince Albert to consider purchasing Norris Castle but the owner, Thomas Bell asked for a too high price so they returned to build the neighbouring Osborne House.