We chose to stay at Newnham Farm because it was close to Briddlesford Woods where we were taking part in a PTES dormice encounter. The other reviews here were promising and we were not disappointed. Diana is an engaging and welcoming host, with John, and we felt very much at home. The many thoughtful touches in the spacious bedroom (homemade shortbread, chilled water and milk, bedside torches ...) made it feel like a home-from-home.
On our arrival in the grey drizzle we enjoyed tea and shortbread with Diana and John in the farmhouse kitchen whilst being treated to a display of acrobatics by the red squirrels on the patio trying to get the nuts from the bird feeder.
From several eating recommendations by Diana and John we chose the local White Hart on the first night and the Taverners at Godshill the second day, both of which were very good.
After a good night's sleep, breakfasts were excellent including homemade berry compote, eggs from their own hens and toasted homemade bread with Diana's own jams and marmalade.
We look forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newnham Farm was the grange to Quarr Abbey dating from 1143. The present house is early 17th century and has been in the Cleaver family for 3 generations. Newnham Farm is still a working farm and the house is surrounded by our 320 acres, giving peace, seclusion and delightful views. Guests can wander in the 40 acres of ancient woodland or dream beside tranquil ponds. Although only 5 minutes from Ryde by car and also the Fishbourne car ferry guests experience total peace and tranquility. Recharge those batteries! Get away from it all!Enjoy leisurely breakfasts beside a log fire. Come and be cosseted. The spacious bedrooms have been creatively decorated and can be offered with either twin or double beds. Both rooms are en-suite and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge and a hair dryer. The sunny spacious bedrooms overlook the garden and ponds and are a real vantage point to observe the abundant wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Newnham Farm Ryde, Isle Of Wight