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Hermitage Court Farm
Ranked #1 of 3 Whitwell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed for two nights at Hermitage Court Farm in January. The welcome was warm and very easy, the accommodation was clean, well presented and outstanding in all ways. The breakfast was cooked to order, filling and of the highest quality. A special mention should be made of the Hosts who were friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the island. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to friends and family.

Room Tip: Some wildlife on the access road (Badgers etc) so drive slowly!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We chose Hermitage court for its close proximity to the Hermitage hotel where we were to attend a wedding. Jayne's greeted us and our friends on arrival . The house is in the most perfect location set high on a hillside with great views of island. On a crossroad of the island's footpaths, a perfect location for walkers , complete peace and tranquility . Chris & Jayne's pleasant hospitality could not have been bettered, wonderfully clean ,great food. PERFECT WEEKEND.

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Room Tip: TheFirst floor rooms that we had afford a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Aarfer
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

If we could have a second home then this would be it! Chris and Jayne are such wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble,
The rooms a spacious and absolutely immaculate - and has the BEST biscuits and choice of regular and herbal teas.
We cannot recommend Hermitage Court highly enough and will not stay anywhere else when we visit the Isle of Wight - we have been totally spoilt and wish that we could come everyday for breakfast - unfortunately we live just too far away!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed at Hermitage Court to attend a wedding at the local Hermitage Hotel. Chris and Jayne couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The room was large and very clean. The outlook is beautiful although we didn't get a chance to do any walking. I would certainly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We were greeted by Chris when we arrived and he showed us to the St Catherine's Suite - a beautifully appointed,well equipped room with bathroom and separate WC. It had a large flat screen satellite TV, fridge with complimentary fresh milk and bottled water, a tea tray with gluten-free biscuits for my sister, fitted wardrobe with plenty of hangers and dressing gowns!
Chris made us a welcome cup of tea and put out gluten-free biscuits for my sister and normal biscuits for me. He was very welcoming and friendly.

We went to visit our Aunty and came back and had a very good, quiet, comfortable night.

In daylight, the views from the dining room were wonderful - you are right in the middle of the countryside. We met Jayne, who was also very welcoming and friendly and cooked us an excellent , generous breakfast. We felt very welcome and in fact could have stayed chatting to them all day! We went to see Aunty and returned for another excellent, comfortable night.
The last day we had another superb breakfast and felt like we were saying goodbye to two friends.

My sister Chris also wanted to say a very special thank you for the trouble Jayne and Chris went to, to meet our special dietary needs - gluten-free and vegetarian sausages. In fact nothing was too much trouble!

We shall certainly hope to stay again next time we go to visit Aunty!
Thank you very much for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ELSA s S
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hermitage777, Owner at Hermitage Court Farm, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words. After such a long and difficult journey we are so glad you both enjoyed yourselves both on the Island and here at Hermitage Court Farm. We really do look forward to seeing you both again in the spring along with Aunty for a cup of tea!
Chris and I wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Hermitage Court Farm. In much need of a good dose of quietness, me and my husband chose this B&B upon reading the many reviews written here, and are we ever so glad to have chosen it. Driving further away from main roads you get deeper into the farmland until you finally reach the farm. Surrounded by the downs, the scenery is absolutely stunning. If it weren't for the fact that it was our first time at the Isle of Wight, we could have easily just stayed at the farm and spent our weekend exploring the surrounding area by foot If you like quietude, nature, or to simply walk, you won't be disappointed, the farm is just perfectly located for that. If you also want a bit of buzz, a few minutes by car will take you to the nearest town.
The Stenbury room where we stayed was beautiful, very comfortable, spacious, and had amazing views over the downs. Waking up to those views was priceless.
Jayne is a wonderful host, and I can only thank her for accommodating so thoughtfully for my food allergies, breakfast as well as the treats left everyday in our bedroom were delicious! Definitely a place to return to.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hermitage777, Owner at Hermitage Court Farm, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We are delighted that you both thoroughly enjoyed your first visit to The Island and that you found your much sort after area of peace and relaxation. Thank you very much for your kind words we realise how valuable and precious time away together is and try to provide the facilities for you to enjoy yourselves and be comfortable. We really do look forward to meeting you both again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed here for the third time, in October. This time we stayed in the new Niton suite...it was huge and gorgeous...! Everything about Hermitage Court Farm is wonderful especially Jane and Chris who could not be more welcoming and friendly. We shall be returning at least twice next year and can't wait. It really is the best place to stay on the island, so quiet and beautiful, a definite must! Perfection!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank generallee28
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hermitage777, Owner at Hermitage Court Farm, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you for your kind words, it is always lovely having guests returning. Chris and I are so pleased that you all had a wonderful couple of days on The Island. Looking forward to your pre Christmas visit and the big birthday vacation in February 13.
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Property: Hermitage Court Farm
Address: Hermitage Court Farm St Catherines' Down, Whitwell PO38 2PJ, England
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): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hermitage Court Farm 3.5*
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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