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Life at Lisle Combe
Did you know that Alfred Noyes lived at Lisle Combe? He brought this beautiful house, with his second wife, Mary Angela, in 1929 and lived here until he died in 1958.
Famous for his narrative poem The Highwayman (1906), Alfred Noyes played an important role in shaping the Twentieth century. At Lisle Combe there is plenty of evidence of his life on the Isle of Wight and beyond. Living history, as you are surrounded by memoirs if his life, it's a step back in time! Just the smell as you walk through the front door, read the letters, see the paintings - they all transport you to a time of life after the second World War and the rebuild to future optimism (read 'No Other Man' a great reflection of this time).
Now the third generation to live at Lisle Combe, the Noyes family welcome people to stay at the home of a distinguished poet and author, and experience a little bit of the magic.........
" There's a magic in the distance, where the sea-line meets the sky" form Forty Singing Seamen by Alfred Noyes.