The stay was fantastic from start to finish. The location is lovely on top of a hill away from any settlements with an amazing aspect. The directions to the bed and breakfast were very clear and easy to follow. On arrival we were greeted with an amazing piece of cake and tea which is just what we needed after a long cycle ride (there was secure storage for our bikes). The room was immaculate and very large with a king size bed, sky TV, and a bathroom with a bath and shower (with robes provided). We were given the option to pre-order an evening meal which was served to our room (although you could opt to eat it in the dining area). The food was home cooked and yummy. Breakfast was equally delicious and portions were plentiful. The only negative aspect of the trip was having to leave! If you want a relaxing break to get away from things this is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hermitage Court Farm is the Isle of Wight’s most secluded and tranquil Bed and Breakfast accommodation: the ideal place in which to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern living and relax for a while between the green of the downs and the blue of the sky, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Perched cosily under the tops of the National Trust’s St Catherine’s Down, and gazing down over the beautiful rural Isle of Wight countryside towards the waters of the Solent, the ten-acre Farm is hidden away, well off beaten tracks and more than a mile from the nearest main road, on the southern side of the Island. From here, and from the Downs at our doors, you can see everything ... yet hear nothing but the odd rabbit thumping across the lawn, a pigeon chortling, or the woodpeckers dining in the trees.Our peaceful surroundings, however, hide the opportunity for plenty of action. The Downs of the isle of Wight are full of history-from ancient burial mounds and a medieval lighthouse to one of Britain’s most amusing Victorian follies - and full of opportunities for leisurely exploration. A network of the Island’s well-known bridleways and footpaths crosses various parts of the property, and there is direct access to over a hundred miles of the finest and best-maintained footpaths, riding tracks and mountain-bike trails in Britain.A twenty-minute stroll across the Downs (or a very much shorter car trip) brings you to the nearby village of Niton, with its charming shops and friendly pubs, while a little further on you come to the famously picturesque village of Godshill with its much-photographed thatched roofs and celebrated cream teas. The Isle of Wight coastal towns of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor - famous as holiday venues from Victorian times -- with their glorious beaches and their cliff walks are just a short drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermitage Court Farm Isle Of Wight/Whitwell