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“Return To Paradise!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hermitage Court Farm
St Catherines' Down, Whitwell PO38 2PJ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Whitwell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melksham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Return To Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have just returned from our second visit to Hermitage Court Farm on the Isle of Wight.
Once again it was like a little piece of heaven on earth! It is in a stunning part of the island. The beautiful house is always warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are awesome and really set you up for the day, and our evening meals were absolutely delicious. The one thing, though, that makes Hermitage Court Farm, stand head and shoulders above all others is the lovely owners, Jayne and Chris. Sadly, we missed seeing Chris this time, but Jayne more than made up for his absence. She is such a wonderful, friendly hostess and an excellent cook; we really feel that we have made a friend. We are already planning to go back and can't wait to be there again.

Room Tip: All three rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Did a short trip with two nights stay, nice and quiet no traffic just wildlife and sheep in the fields could'nt be better, Very friendly and helpful Host. Great Breakfast!
The road leading to it is an experience if you don't drive a 4x4...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a weekend at Hermitage Court Farm, a very small B&B (three rooms) about a mile from the south coast of the Island, in a very rural location about a mile up a track.

I have rarely experienced such a warm and friendly welcome by a proprietor, and we had an utterly delightful stay. The room we stayed in (St Catherine's Suite) was incredibly spacious, and a real haven. It was also tremendous value for £80 a night.

We spent the weekend doing some fantastic walks, and Hermitage Court Farm was the perfect base. Whilst one cannot see the sea from the B&B, it is visible a short walk away, and there are many wonderful bridal paths and footpaths very close by.

The breakfast choice was wonderful, and the options we chose were delicious. Nothing was too much trouble, and we hope to be back very soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Yet another glorious stay at the Hermitage Court Farm. This is our 3rd visit to this haven and if you don't go to the Isle of Wight for anything else you must go and experience the hospitality of Jayne and Chris. (Actually, perhaps you shouldn't, because with all the extra visitors they might be fully booked when we want to go again.)

Each time we've visited it's been perfection, the room, the food, the views, the hospitality and it's all wrapped up with a brilliant sense of humour. We also made some new friends whilst we were there, Boris on the first night and Colin on the third, so a great time was had by all.

Thanks again to you both, Jayne and Chris

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is our third stay at this B&B and it just seems to get better and better.

When we arrived, our welcome was so warm as to be that of long-standing family friends and the huge piece of fresh cream sponge with a cup of tea completed the greeting. Our room was, as all other visits, very clean and comfortable.

Jayne's breakfasts are the best we have had anywhere and Chris' sense of humour soon lifts the early morning mood. Together our hosts form a outstanding team and you are put at ease from the moment you arrive. All aspects of this place enable the most restful and relaxing stay imaginable. Jayne and Chris make sure that you have everything you need and their attention to detail is amazing. The whole atmosphere of Hermitage Court Farm is one of peace and tranquility.

We cannot recommend this B&B highly enough.

Room Tip: There is a twin/double room on the ground floor which makes it ideal for the less able-bodied.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was the third time that we have stayed here and we are already planning our next trip. Jayne and Chris are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the size of the portions certainly set you up for the rest of the day.
The beds are as comfortable as any we've ever slept in the rooms also quite spacious enough. A sundeck has also been added to the premises. With the surrounding countryside and wildlife this is the perfect destination for those that want to get away from it all.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We came to Hermitage Court Farm by default! A friend had recommended it and as all the comments on Tripadvisor were favourable we decided to give it a try. Turned out that our friend had not actually stopped there - but we were so glad that WE did! Hermitage Court Farm has not been overstated by previous reviewers. The approach road was a challenge but well worth the effort. We were cosseted for a whole week by Chris and Jayne who were the perfect hosts. Totally professional yet friendly they have a wonderful way of making you feel special and welcomed in their lovely home. This was our first visit and we look forward to meeting them again soon. We would not hesitate to recommend HCF to our family and friends.

Room Tip: Stenbury and Niton are upstairs with great views see pictures below
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St Catherines' Down, Whitwell PO38 2PJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Whitwell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Whitwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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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