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Hermitage Court Farm ST CATHERINES Down, Whitwell, Ventnor PO38 2PJ England
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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.
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Beryl D wrote a review Aug 2018
Upminster3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and myself had a wonderful time staying here and Jayne & her husband could not have done more for us. They were so friendly and helpful. The room was amazing and the breakfast was everything & more. If we go back to Isle of Wight won't stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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chelski1 wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions9 helpful votes
A lovely place ran by Jayne that we stayed at during the Isle of Wight festival. Jayne was a great host with amazing breakfasts and a fantastic location for those wanting to get away from their normal hectic city life. Jayne was amazing with everything that we needed. The rooms were equipped with everything you need including a fridge. The beds are very very comfortable and Jayne made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. A great place to stay and would highly recommend to all!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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marian s wrote a review Jun 2018
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
We regularly stay with Jayne and Chris and wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else when visiting the Isle of Wight. Hermitage Court Farm offers 5 star accommodation and it is set in the most beautiful location imaginable. It’s a such a delight every morning to wake up to the sound of the birds and look out at the beautiful scenery. The wildlife this year was even better than normal because as well as the birds we were visited by a Little Owl, a hare, badgers, partridges and even saw a red squirrel. Upon arrival we were greeted like old friends by Jayne and Chris and had our usual treat of tea and cream cake, gorgeous as ever. I find calorie counting can be very difficult when staying with Jayne as after the cake there are biscuits in the room and in the mornings the breakfasts are superb, always cooked to perfection and we just have to try most of the things on the menu during our stay. My favourite this year was the porridge, oh my goodness, it was so delicious. Jayne is also really good at suggesting places people might like to visit and also which restaurants they may wish to try and will also book a table for you. She has a skill of finding out your interests and then suggests things accordingly which is very helpful. Another couple that were occupying one of the other rooms would say in the mornings where they were thinking of visiting and Jayne was able to confirm if they’d enjoy it or occasionally gently suggest an alternative, she was never wrong for them. Thank you Jayne and Chris, brilliant stay as usual. See you next time. x
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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robandlesley2016 wrote a review Jun 2018
Rye, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This has been our third visit to the wonderful Hermitage Court Farm B & B. Chris and Jayne are amazing hosts and provide first class accommodation, excellent breakfasts, very tasty cake on arrival and a supply of delicious cookies each day in the room. The location is stunning and we can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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aphsouth wrote a review Jun 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
An excellent weekend break staying in the Niton suite. Very spacious and comfortable accommodation with high quality and generous breakfasts and hosts who were welcoming and full of tips on local walks and pubs. Very rural location, bordering on the remote, but well located for exploring the southern part of the Island.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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CdnTripster wrote a review Jun 2018
Toronto,Ontario,Canada88 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in the Niton Suite at the Hermitage Court Farm for our first ever trip to the Isle of Wight. As others have noted, Chris & Jayne are indeed the perfect hosts, friendly, interesting, knowledgeable & happy to offer suggestions for sightseeing. We had good conversations with them. They also made the ferry reservations for us at a discounted price (and were kind enough to change the times for us!) The accommodation was to a high standard with comfortable bed & pillows. Lest you worry about water in a rural location, no need! Plenty of water & safe to drink. Afternoon tea was a treat on arrival and breakfast was all you could want & cooked to order. The location is totally private and quiet. It may be remote but everything is easily reached on the Isle of Wight so you are never far from a good pub! Lovely rural views in every direction. We found it easily with the directions Chris & Jayne sent to us. We loved everything about it and would stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to return to the island.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Sightseer634217 wrote a review May 2018
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Upon our arrival we were made very welcome by Chris and Jayne and offered afternoon tea and freshly made Victoria sponge.Before settling into our very comfortable accommodation we set off to explore the surrounding countryside covered in a profusion of bluebells and other wild flowers. The climb up the hill was testing but the views in all directions from the top were more than well worth the effort. Jayne had kindly arranged ferry transport to and from the island for our car which enabled us to visit many interesting parts from this central location.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martyn G wrote a review May 2018
North Walsham, United Kingdom2 contributions
Chris and Jane are perfect hosts. English breakfast fantastic and locally sourced. We got to see red squirrels and even badgers.We would highly recommend Hermitage Court Farm as a wonderful base to explore the rest of the island.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Vinni wrote a review May 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom78 contributions8 helpful votes
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After a 3 year break of visiting other parts of the world we decided to return to the place my wife calls 'the most perfect place to be'. The tranquility of sitting outside on the lawn with a cup of tea, a slice of Jayne's Victoria sponge, listening to the birds sing with not a bit of any traffic or background noise is just heavenly. Lifes stresses just melt away. We normally have used the Niton Suite previously but decided for a change and have the Stenbury. The room was lovely as expected and the view just as good. Jayne and Chris are the most amazing hosts, friendly and professional as ever. Didn't spot the badgers this time, but the hares were making up for that with regular appearances along with the graceful buzzards overhead. Even spotted my first Linnet. The Island visit was our first out of school holiday time and there is a big difference in how calm the villages are and of course much less traffic.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from hermitage777, Owner at Hermitage Court Farm
Responded 23 May 2018
So lovely to see you both again, thank you for your kind words regarding your stay with again at Hermitage Court Farmhouse. We are glad that you had a restful stay sorry no badgers but more than made up for with the Hares playing around in the garden. Enjoy Nut Brown, he will give you something to remember your visits to the Island. We are looking forward to your return visit. Chris and Jayne
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Barton1958 wrote a review May 2018
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Hermitage Court Farm is a real gem of a rural B&B. Chris and Jayne make very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is superb and the views are beautiful. Jayne's hearty breakfast set you up for a great day exploring. We will be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hermitage777, Owner at Hermitage Court Farm
Responded 23 May 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your stay with us at Hermitage Court Farmhouse. We are glad you managed a bit of relaxation after your fabulous Island Walk. We look forward to seeing you both again with maybe next time a little longer to explore the Island. Enjoy the Summer Chris and Jayne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermitage Court Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Hermitage Court Farm?
Nearby attractions include The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (5.9 km), St Catherine's Lighthouse (2.9 km), and Godshill Model Village (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hermitage Court Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hermitage Court Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hermitage Court Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hermitage Court Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include TZ's True Food Kitchen, Le Tour Du Monde, and Crave Ice Cream.
Are there any historical sites close to Hermitage Court Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (4.6 km), Appuldurcombe House (4.9 km), and St. Catherine's Oratory (1.1 km).
Is Hermitage Court Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.