As previous reviewers have mentioned, Jayne and Chris are the perfect hosts. They indeed do go the extra mile to make your stay that bit more memorable. The expected famous Victoria sponge and tea did not disappoint upon arrival and once we had been shown to the Niton Suite we knew this would be a fantastic stay. The room itself is immaculate, large, well decorated, has sky tv, a great bathroom with a powerful shower, a sitting room, and above all views out of the windows to die for. Bottled water and fresh milk are supplied in your personal fridge with all the tea and coffee you could ever need. Breakfast is just superb with a large variety to choose from and enough for any appetite. The location is exactly what we wanted, surrounded by just fields and the only noise you hear are sheep and birds. The mention of badgers to be seen was one of the reasons the Hermitage appealed to us (as well as all the glowing reviews), but knowing how elusive badgers are we were not fully expecting to see them, just hoping. We were fortunate that on 2 evenings one badger crossed the gravel road when driving back from our days out. I was even more fortunate than most. Later in the evening I quietly walked up the road to the badger crossing point and was 6 feet away from 2 munching away in the corn field. A quick shoe shuffle on the gravel and one flew past me and my camera grabbed some grainy late night shots. The next morning I even got a shot of a Red Squirrel. The added wildlife is a bonus on top of an amazing B&B in an even more amazing location run by 2 of the nicest, thoughtful and friendly hosts. You do indeed get what you pay for! My wife has already told me we are never staying anywhere else on the IOW.
- 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